The Stalkers: The Battle Of Beecher Island, 1868

by Terry C. Johnston, Terry C Johnston

St. Martin's Press | March 15, 1992 | Mass Market Paperbound

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No one captures the glory, adventure and drama of the courageous men and women who tamed the American West like award-winning author Terry Johnston. His Plainsmen series brims with colorful characters, fierce battles and compelling historical lore.

Entrenched on a poorly sheltered island, many of Seamus Donegan's crack squad of Army scouts lie dead--and many more are dying. Led by Colonel George Forsyth, fifty seasoned plainsmen had combed the Colorado Territory in search of Cheyenne. Along a fork of the Republican River, these brave men suddenly found themselves outnumbered twenty to one. Now Donegan, his fellow scouts, and his long-lost uncle are trapped--and under attack. As the battle rages, Donegan is stalked by a traitor who seeks revenge for old wrongs. Together the dwindling band awaits a heroic last-minute rescue from the merciless nine-day seige--known today as the Battle of Beecher Island..

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Dimensions: 400 pages, 6.87 × 4.05 × 1.07 in

Published: March 15, 1992

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

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ISBN - 10: 0312929633

ISBN - 13: 9780312929633

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The Stalkers: The Battle Of Beecher Island, 1868

The Stalkers: The Battle Of Beecher Island, 1868

by Terry C. Johnston, Terry C Johnston

Format: Mass Market Paperbound

Dimensions: 400 pages, 6.87 × 4.05 × 1.07 in

Published: March 15, 1992

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0312929633

ISBN - 13: 9780312929633

About the Book

Entrenched on a poorly sheltered island, many of Seamus Donegan's fellow Army scouts lie dead. Led by Colonel George Forsyth, 50 plainsmen had combed the Colorado Territory for Cheyenne. But along a fork at the Republican River, they were suddenly outnumbered 20 to one. Now, Donegan, his fellow scouts, and his long-lost uncle are trapped--and under attack. Reissue.

From the Publisher

No one captures the glory, adventure and drama of the courageous men and women who tamed the American West like award-winning author Terry Johnston. His Plainsmen series brims with colorful characters, fierce battles and compelling historical lore.

Entrenched on a poorly sheltered island, many of Seamus Donegan's crack squad of Army scouts lie dead--and many more are dying. Led by Colonel George Forsyth, fifty seasoned plainsmen had combed the Colorado Territory in search of Cheyenne. Along a fork of the Republican River, these brave men suddenly found themselves outnumbered twenty to one. Now Donegan, his fellow scouts, and his long-lost uncle are trapped--and under attack. As the battle rages, Donegan is stalked by a traitor who seeks revenge for old wrongs. Together the dwindling band awaits a heroic last-minute rescue from the merciless nine-day seige--known today as the Battle of Beecher Island..

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No one captures the glory, adventure, and drama of the courageous men and women who tamed the American West like award-winning, bestselling author Terry C. Johnston. His Plainsmen series brims with colorful characters, fierce battles, and compelling historical lore.

THE STALKERS

Entrenched on a poorly sheltered island, many of Seamus Donegan's crack squad of Army scouts lie dead.and many more are dying. Led by Major George Forsyth, fifty seasoned plainsmen had combed the Colorado Territory in search of Cheyenne. Along a fork of the Republican River, these brave men suddenly found themselves outnumbered twenty to one. Now Donegan, his fellow scouts, and his long-lost uncle are under attack. As the battle rages, Donegan is stalked by a traitor who seeks revenge for old wrongs. Together the dwindling band awaits a heroic last-minute rescue from the merciless nine-day siege-known today as the Battle of Beecher Island.

"Rich and fascinating.There is a genuine flavor of the period and of the men who made it what it was."-Washington Post Book World

About the Author

Terry C. Johnston was born on the first day of 1947 on the plains of Kansas, and has lived all his life in the American West. His first novel, Carry the Wind, won the Medicine Pipe Bearer's Award from the Western Writers of America, and his subsequent books have appeared on bestseller lists throughout the country. He lives and writes in Big Sky country near Billings, Montana.

From Our Editors

Along the Republican River in Colorado, Seamus Donegan and his Army scouts are ambushed and outnumbered by a band of Cheyenne Indians, igniting the bloody Battle of Beecher Island, while Donegan is stalked by a traitor in his ranks. Reissue.

Editorial Reviews

"Rich and fascinating.There is a genuine flavor of the period and of the men who made it what it was." -Washington Post Book World

"The author's attention to detail and authenticity, coupled with his ability to spin a darned good yarn, makes it easy to see why Johnston is today's bestselling frontier novelist. He's one of a handful that truly knows the territory." -Chicago Tribune

"Action-packed...lively, lusty fascinating." -Colorado Springs Gazette Telegraph

"Johnston is a skilled storyteller whose words ring with desperation, confusion, and utter horror of a fight to the death between mortal enemies." -Publishers Weekly

"Meticulously researched.genius." -Rocky Mountain News

"Johnston [is] the great frontier historical novelist of his generation." -Spur Award-winning author Paul Andrew Hutton, of Phil Sheridan and His Army

"Excellent...keep[s] readers in suspense." -Fred Werner, noted Western historian

"Johnston can be considered the king of the Indian wars' fiction writers." -John D, McDermott, author of A Guide to the Indian Wars of the West

"Memorable characters, a great deal of history and lore...and deep insight into human nature, Indian or white." -Booklist

"Johnston's way of telling his story will capture your imagination!" -Guns & Ammo

"Gutsy adventure-entertainment...larded with just the right amounts of frontier sentiment." -Kirkus Reviews