Patrick E. Andrews was born in Oklahoma in 1936 into a family of pioneers who participated in its growth from the Indian Territory and Oklahoma Territory to statehood. His father's family were homesteaders and his mother's cattle ranchers. Consequently, he is among the last generation of American writers who had contacts with those people from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Patrick's wife Julie says he both speaks and writes with an Oklahoma accent.
He is an ex-paratrooper, having served in the 82nd Airborne Division in the active army and the 12th Special Forces Group in the army reserves. Patrick began his writing career after leaving the army. He and his better half presently reside in southern California. He has a son Bill, who is an ex-paratrooper and a probation officer, and two grandchildren.
Risking their lives to make the frontier a safer place for settlers, the cavalry became heroic figures to many, and the promise of action and excitement generated by the sight of army blue still continues today. Patrick E. Andrews captures the hardships of life on the frontier for ... The Long-Knives.
The adventures, trials and tribulations of the brave men of the U.S. Dragoons. In a land as savage as the Indians who lived on its vast prairies and burning deserts, the U.S. Dragoons were the only law. Short on rations but long on courage, they were the first cavalry soldiers to ride the great western frontier and fight to keep the peace.
Our series of Piccadilly Publishing Westerns has its beginnings in good old-fashioned nostalgia. Remember those glorious days of the 1950s and 60s, and the Gold Medal paperback? With their distinctive covers, logo and of course strong, well-written stories you could always rely on, satisfaction was always guaranteed.
Today, of course, Gold Medal paperbacks — and not just the westerns — are collector's items, and anyone who has a complete set possesses not only a tidy investment, but also a wonderful selection of great fiction.
We at Piccadilly Publishing wanted to start a similar line of stand-alone westerns, complete with distinctive covers, that would appear regularly and guarantee readers all the fun, quality and excitement of the original Gold Medal paperbacks.
Texas Ranger Captain Charlie Delano set out to clean up Denton County by putting Ace Erickson behind bars. Teaming with Guy Tyrone and Gideon Magee, Delano cut a road of outlaw blood clean to Ace's door. Outnumbered by the owlhoot army, Delano reckoned there was one way to bring law and order back to Stavanger. Standing tall, he had to face down Erickson in a deadly showdown only one man could win
Morgan Barlow, rides hell for leather on the vengeance trail of the Medford Gang. They had killed his kin and stolen his cattle. You don't do that to a Texan. Taking up with a sharp-shootin’ gal name of Anna lee and Marcel Pain, a rawhide tough Cajun trapper both with their own bitter debts to settle with Medford. the final showdown leaves the Texican trio standing tall and guns a'blazin'!
Hired by Zeb Hawkins to protect his small Circle H Bar spread from the army of gun-totin’ rustlers working for rival cattleman, Rawley and Chaw kept their guns loaded and the herd on the move. But when Rawley kills a gunsel in a fair fight and is sentenced to hang, there’s hell to pay. Bustin’ out of jail to clear his name, the ex-sheriff and his ornery sidekick go gunnin’ for payback.
Apache Chief Halcon burned with a fierce hatred for the US Pony Soldiers, vowing to take the scalp of every round-eye in the territory. When gold is discovered on Apache land and an army of bloodthirsty prospectors surround the Indian village, it’s Halcon’s revenge against blood-crazed greed. O’Callan's troopers must ride to glory or death for peace on the new frontier
West Point did nothing to prepare Wildon Boothe for the man-killing wasteland of Apache Mesa. Life on the range wasn’t exactly going to be easy on his wife, either. They’d sworn to stay hitched until death did them part. With a marauding gang of renegade bandidos on the loose, it could be that they’d be split up sooner than either of them expected!
When a whiskey-soaked bunch of Sioux renegades wipe out an entire wagon caravan and takes a young woman hostage, Captain Darcy Hays and his US Dragoons seek out the cutthroats responsible. Rollo Kenshaw was the outlaw they were looking for. Soon Wyoming Territory becomes the killing ground when Dragoons and outlaws clash in a bloody battle.
Roberto Weismann and his gang of renegade outlaws rode into Arizona to hunt scalps for the rich bounty the Federales paid. When the chief of the peaceful Chiranato Apache tribe saw his people slaughtered, he swore revenge and traded death for death until the whole territory was on the brink of war. The Dragoons had to put down the uprising before the desert was soaked with innocent blood!
The Riley Gang didn't take too kindly to Martin Blazer's editorial comments in his Lighthorse Creek newspaper. They trashed his office and beat the editor. They thought they could run the town their way. That was until Tom Deacon rode in. Teaming up with Blazer they took on the outlaws, and once the battle started there was no stopping the slaughter.
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Lefty McNally and the Kiowa Kid were life-long friends, who did everything together. That included their latest adventure when hired to bring in the Milo Paxton Gang who'd be robbing the Northwest & Canadian Railroad. Going after the gang put them on the trail of lost treasure and a six-gun war that’d leave gunsmoke and splattered blood from Kansas to Colorado!
Captain Mack Hawkins and his Kiowa-Comanche Scout Detachment are sent to Texas to put a stop to a series of hit and run raids avenging the executions of the Saint Patrick’s Battalion. They quickly discover that the mixture of Irish and Mexican blood produces ferocious and incredibly brave fighting men. It’s a sure bet there’ll be hell to pay before the last bullet is fired.
Badly crippled, and a drunken derelict, Marshal Charlie Martell had reached the point of deciding to do himself in when he heard that his ex-partner had been gunned down by three outlaws. Charlie knows he stands no chance of surviving, but if he’s going to die, he might as well do it in a final showdown with that outlaw trio in this one final gesture of defiance and personal pride.
Lieutenant Gavin Ross and his US Dragoons were ordered to escort a wagon train from Fort Leavenworth deep into Kansas Territory. Gavin had to move fast when ruthless Comanchero leader Guido Lazaro and his gang of killers attacked by surprise. Outnumbered and surrounded, the US Dragoons had to beat back the half-breed desperadoes before the territory was soaked in Comanchero blood!
Outnumbered hundreds-to-one, US Army Captain Riker must lead his band across long miles of open country to the nearest army post at Tongue River. But between them and the fort ride fierce Sioux warriors aiming to add bluecoat scalps to the ones already hanging on the tribal lodge poles. Riker’s column begins its hell trek to freedom while hundreds of Plains Indians close in for the kill.
First in a brand new series. The hard-won peace of the vast Dakota Territory is suddenly threatened when a vicious new enemy invade the wild prairie. Hide-hungry buffalo hunters stampede the reservation. Major Matt Devlin and his Dragoons have to move fast to stop the senseless slaughter and prevent a savage uprising that could once again soak the sacred lands in blood!
Captain Mack Hawkins, Lieutenant Ludlow Dooley and their Kiowa-Comanche Detachment of U.S. Scouts are dispatched to the Arizona Territory, their mission to put a halt to a series of raids on horse ranches. Neither they nor the U.S. Army realize these crimes are connected to a Native-American religion called the Ghost Dance. There’s a bloodbath in the offing and Hawkins and his men are damned.
The homesteaders out on the Kiowa Flats were in big trouble. Money was scarce and the local banker was foreclosing on their properties. Then the shifty brother-in-law of one of the sodbusters, comes up with a scheme to steal gold from a small mine in Colorado. The desperate folks on the Flats agree to pull the job. But robbers pay their dues and success leads to tragedy.
As civilization closes in on him at the turn of the century, Ben Cullen one of the last of the outlaws, is forced to flee into Indian Territory. The lawmen on his dusty back trail respect him as a man and admire his courage and tenacity. He’d tried to do what society considered right, but circumstances and bad luck put him on the Owlhoot Trail and he’s been riding it hard ever since.
Second Lieutenant Brad Pepperdine is assigned to a regiment of African-American soldiers participating in the brutal war against the fierce Comanches. When a renegade band of Comanches begins raiding farms and ranches, the regiment is sent to run them down.Pepperdine begins to understand the black soldiers as well as their Indian enemies. Can his skill prevent the unit being wiped out?
Dace Halston faced the hardest decision of his life: Honor friendships formed during his ranching days in the Oklahoma Territory or stay true to the code of the lawman he had sworn to uphold when they pinned the tin star to his vest. Dace chose the latter. A range war meant meeting old friends across gun sights that was sure to be one blazing hellfire of an Oklahoma showdown.
At war’s end, Guy Dubose -- owning no skill except soldiering -- joined up with the U.S. Army, donning the same Yankee blue he'd been lining up in his rifle sights for the last five bloody years. Quartered with society's lowliest at Fort Linden, the unreconstructed Rebel found himself in a whole other kind of shooting match, this time on the wild Texas frontier.
Captain Mack Hawkins, Lieutenant Ludlow Dooley and the Kiowa-Comanche Detachment of Indian Scouts are sent on a hazardous assignment up into the Rocky Mountains of Montana. Their orders are to protect railroad surveyors coming under fire from hidden snipers. To further complicate matters, a revolution by the Métis against the Canadian government unexpectedly involves Hawkins and his men.
The final opening of the Indian lands in what is now part of present-day Oklahoma was a turbulent time. Luther and Fionna McCracken and their children sought a new beginning on the Medicine Bundle Grasslands, hoping to escape past unhappiness. Instead, they found themselves caught up in a struggle against both the law and lawless they couldn’t ignore if they were to make their dreams a reality.
1890s-the Indian Wars have finally come to an end. Captain Mack Hawkins takes command of one of the first units of the recently organized U.S. Scouts - the Kiowa-Comanche Detachment. With little time to turn the former nomadic prairie warriors into an efficient, disciplined fighting unit as their first mission is to track down the outlaws who stole an army payroll.
Raul Mackenzie-Mendoza is hired by a desperate Arizona rancher to rescue his niece from the Mexican bandit El Demonio. At first it seems a routine job of finding the bandido then ransoming the beautiful captive. But El Demonio has sold the young woman to traffickers of human beings. Now bringing her back will become a hunt-and-escape adventure.