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  • Published: 12 April 2022
  • ISBN: 9780786048601
  • Imprint: Kensington
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 320
  • RRP: $14.99

Blood on the Trail



Award-winning, critically acclaimed author Terrence McCauley has drawn comparisons to Elmore Leonard for his skilled writing of traditional historical Westerns with a crime fiction soul. Now be brings his signature historical accuracy, three-dimensional characters, and non-stop, adrenaline-fueled action to the first in a brand new series featuring Jeremiah Halstead. He may be the newest Deputy Marshal in the Montana Territory, but it doesn’t take long for him to find himself in a mess of trouble…

Blood on the Trail is one action-packed, western . . . and Jeremiah Halstead is a lawdog to fog the outlaw trail with!” —Peter Brandvold, author of The Cost of Dying


Silver Cloud, Montana. A mining town welcome to all seeking to make their fortune. And a place where a lawman has to watch his back before some hardcase empties his pistol into it.

Deputy U.S. Marshal Jeremiah Halstead is escorting notorious outlaw John Hudson across the territory for trial when he’s ambushed by Hudson’s gang. Although outnumbered and outgunned, Halstead puts the blast on a couple of the bushwackers without giving up. Halstead holes up in Silver Cloud with prisoner Hudson.

The folks in Silver Cloud, though, are none too happy playing host to the lawman or his kill-crazy prisoner. Unable to trust the sheriff to back his play, Halstead finds himself standing alone against Hudson’s gang as they slip into town, recruiting gunmen to help free their leader.

Except for Ed Zimmerman. He’s spent his whole criminal life in John Hudson’s shadow. He wants Hudson dead and buried so he can become the leader of the gang. And if he has to, he’ll put everyone in Silver Cloud six feet under—including Deputy U.S. Marshal Halstead…


“McCauley's Westerns move at a pace that leaves readers sweating and out of breath. Blood on the Trail is one wild, entertaining ride.” —Johnny D. Boggs

  • Published: 12 April 2022
  • ISBN: 9780786048601
  • Imprint: Kensington
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 320
  • RRP: $14.99

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