To his friends he was Big Foot Wallace and the Wild West Wind. To his enemies he was El Destripedor Rojo, The Red Ripper. Here is the extraordinary story of William Wallace, legendary frontiersman and a direct descendant of William The Braveheart, as portrayed in Mel Gibson's Academy Award-winning movie. An epic adventure of heroism, savagery, and revenge, The Red Ripper is classic historical novel, sure to be read and re-read for years to come.
New Orleans, September 1829. Brothers William and Samuel Wallace board a ship for Mexico with bold visions of wealth and adventure in a new land. But a fool for a captain and a vicious storm land the two on the shores of Mexico, clinging for dear life. And soon a brutal band of freebooters attack the brothers, murdering Samuel in front of William's very eyes. From this day on, William's life has irrevocably changed course-his every waking moment is devoted to exacting bloody revenge upon his brother's killers. This haunting quest will take Wallace from the sun-baked streets of Vera Cruz to the mist-laden bayous of Texas, where his sharp steel blades and burning hatred will earn him the name that strikes fear in the hearts of his enemies...The Red Ripper.
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"A sizzler! The Red Ripper is a tale of revolution and retribution in early Texas. Kerry Newcomb brings to life Big Foot Wallace, a larger-than-life frontiersman who strode boldly into legend. One helluva good book by a storyteller working at top form." --Matt Braun, Golden Spur Award-winning author of The Kincaids
"Kerry Newcomb is one of those writers who lets you know from his very first lines that you're in for a ride. And he keeps his promise. The Red Ripper bounds along with unrelenting vigor. This is historical fiction crafted by a writer who never loses his sense of pace, drama, adventure, and fun. Kerry Newcomb knows what he is doing, and does it enviable well." --Cameron Judd, Golden Spur Award-nominated author of Texas Freedom
"The Red Ripper is a compelling mix of passion, revenge and a gallant people's quest for freedom. With the historical accuracy of a L'amour novel, the characters are well drawn, leaving the reader to feel the openness and harsh challenges of the Texas frontier...Don't expect to get any sleep when you start this one." --John J. Gobbell Bestselling author of The Last LieutenantAbout the Author:
Kerry Newcomb was born in Milford, Connecticut, but had the good fortune to be raised in Texas. He has served in the Jesuit Volunteer Corps and taught at the St. Labre Mission School on the Northern Cheyenne Reservation in Montana. Mr. Newcomb has written plays, film scripts, commercials, liturgical dramas, and over thirty novels under both his own name and a variety of pseudonyms. He lives with his family in Ft. Worth, Texas.
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Book Description St. Martin's Paperbacks, 2000. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0312971532
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