| || Riders of the Suwannee (1993) |
This "Western", set on the Florida frontier, crackles with blazing action, authentic historical details--and real bad guys who'd shoot you without blinking--offering a rich and flavorful sense of place in Florida's frontier days. Part of the Craker Western series, which includes Trail from St. Augustine. Piers Anthony calls it, "a combination that works".
| || Trail from St. Augustine: A Cracker Western (1993)|
In the spring of 1771, John MacKenzie arrives in British-ruled St. Augustine. He is quickly drawn into an adventure that involves defending a young woman indentured to the powerful and treacherous James Tyrone. MacKenzie and Becky Campbell set out across the untamed Florida wilderness, pursued by Tyrone's murderous trackers, toward a showdown on the Florida Gulf coast.
| || Ghosts of the Green Swamp: A Cracker Western (1996)|
Trouble's found Tate Barkley again, but this time it's in the form of a beautiful but cold-hearted young woman with two murderous henchmen, who rob Tate and leave him for dead. When he's able to set out in pursuit, Tate follows a trail that draws him ever deeper into that vast forbidding swampland near the headwaters of the Withlacoochee River. Is there any truth to the local legends of "haints" and witches who roam the swamp's vast darkness?
| || Thunder on the St. Johns: A Cracker Western (1998)|
The vast unsettled lands of Florida in the 1850s are a magnet drawing men and women from all backgrounds toward the promise of fresh beginnings. Most of them are honest, hard-working citizens. But there is another element, as on any frontier: the violent, the greedy, the power-hungry. Will the honest homesteaders prevail over those who would destroy their dreams even before they can begin to build?
| || Bridger's Run (1999)|
Cracker Westerns are rip—roarin' action—packed, can't—put—OEem—down tales set in the frontier days of Florida. They are full of adventure, real heroes, and vivid, authentic details that bring Florida's history to life.
| || Ninety-Mile Prairie: A Cracker Western (2002)|
Cracker Westerns are rip-roarin’, action-packed, can’t-put-’em-down tales set in the frontier days of Florida. They are full of adventure, real heroes, and vivid, authentic details that bring Florida’s history to life.
Peek Tillman has grown up in the Florida backcountry and knows that as he does his job of herding cattle to market across the big prairie to the east of the Gulf’s Charlotte Harbor, he has to be on the lookout for wild beasts and poisonous reptiles—as well as predators of the human variety. But this time he encounters more than he can figure how to handle, namely a very beautiful young woman, married (unfortunately for Peek) to a real-live archeologist down from the Northeast, not to mention some greedy outlaws set on taking advantage of them. Joined by Chekita Joe, a fiercely capable Indian who knows the Florida wilderness even better than Peek, the young cowhand sets out to rescue the Yankees from what he believes is a doomed expedition.
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