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Floating Outfit Books In Order

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Publication Order of The Floating Outfit Books

The Fortune Hunters (1965)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Hooded Riders (1965)Description / Buy at Amazon
Waco's Debt (1968)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Town Called Yellowdog (1968)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Law of the Gun (1968)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rio Guns (1968)Description / Buy at Amazon
McGraw's Inheritance (1968)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Ysabel Kid (1968)Description / Buy at Amazon
Trail Boss (1968)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Hard Riders (1968)Description / Buy at Amazon
Guns In The Night (1968)Description / Buy at Amazon
Terror Valley (1968)Description / Buy at Amazon
Quiet Town (1968)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Rio Hondo Kid (1968)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rangeland Hercules (1968)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Making of a Lawman (1968)Description / Buy at Amazon
Making Of A Lawman (1968)Description / Buy at Amazon
Wagons To Backsight (1969)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Man from Texas (1969)Description / Buy at Amazon
Gunsmoke Thunder (1969)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cuchilo (1969)Description / Buy at Amazon
Gun Wizard (1969)Description / Buy at Amazon
.44 Caliber Man (1969)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Half Breed (1969)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sidewinder (1969)Description / Buy at Amazon
Goodnights Dream (1969)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Small Texan (1969)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Wildcats (1969)Description / Buy at Amazon
Apache Rampage (1969)Description / Buy at Amazon
From Hide And Horn (1969)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Trouble Busters (1969)Description / Buy at Amazon
Trigger Fast (1969)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Peacemakers (1969)Description / Buy at Amazon
Troubled Range (1969)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Fast Gun (1969)Description / Buy at Amazon
Return To Backsight (1969)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Rushers (1969)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Rio Hondo War (1970)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Town Tamers (1970)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hell in the Palo Duro (1971)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Horse Called Mogollon (1971)Description / Buy at Amazon
To Arms! To Arms! In Dixie (1972)Description / Buy at Amazon
Go Back To Hell (1972)Description / Buy at Amazon
Set Texas Back on Her Feet (1973)Description / Buy at Amazon
Viridian's Trail (1973)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Quest for Bowie's Blade (1974)Description / Buy at Amazon
Texas Killers (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Nighthawk (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Texas Assassin (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Lone Star Killers (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon
Beguinage Is Dead (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Hide and Tallow Men (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Bad Bunch (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Floating Outfit (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Texan (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Gentle Giant (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Trigger Master (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
Master of Triggernometry (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
Old Moccasins on the Trail (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
White Indians (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ole Devil's Hands and Feet (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
Buffalo are Coming (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cards and Colts (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
Diamonds, Emeralds, Cards And Colts (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
Decision For Dusty Fog (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
Code of Dusty Fog (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mark Counter's Kin (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
The South Will Rise Again (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Texas Kidnappers (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Wedge Goes to Arizona (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Arizona Range War (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Arizona Gun Law (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon

From the description by the author, the Floating Outfit is a group of cowboys who travel in the vast open areas of the ranchland handling the problems that arise far from the main house. The team is composed of Ysabel Kid, Dusty Fog, and Mark Counter. The cowhands work for the OD Connected Ranch and travel wide and far righting wrongs and punching cows in the old west.

Various publishers have published several titles of Floating Outfit Series by J.T. Edson in the US which includes; Berkley, Dell, Bantam, and Charter. Most of the scenes featured are adventurous but also they also showcase much of the historical details of the Old West. The series was written years between 1960’s and 1980’s and consists of over 60 published novels.

Dusty Fog
Dusty names are Dustine Edward Marsden Fog; he is the main character of the Floating Outfit series and in the Civil War Stories. He is described to be short in stature but adamant for his height. He is pretty fast especially with his pair of guns, and he is considered to be the fastest slinger in Texas. He quickly adapts to his inborn during stressful situations whether as a lawman, head of cattle drive, and cavalry commander, a spy or a wagon trainer.

He is a shrewd mystery solver, and this is a skill acquired from the several numbers of teachers that taught him. He is also well versed in Karate and Judo skills through training by his friend Tommy Okasi.

Mark Counter
In many of the Floating Outfit stories, Mark assumes right-hand man roles while in a few others such as Rangeland Hercules he is featured as the main protagonist. He is taller and relatively heavier than Dusty, but they are both of equal strength, even though Dusty is much stronger when compared pound for pound.

He lacks martial skills possessed by Dusty even though he acquires Boxing training from Sailor Sam, his trainer who once served as his Dads cook. He is fast with his two Calvary pacemakers as is Dusty and he is a better cattleman than Dusty. He is also a professional lawman and most of the occasions he is seen acting as Dusty deputy. Most people often mistook him with Dusty due to his due to his strong reputation and this help Dusty to remain incognito for some period. Mark is also an exceptional horseman and most of the time is seen riding a blood bay stallion throughout his entire career as one of the Floating Outfit members. His handsome nature makes him win the hearts of many women. However, he is principled to mingling with the single ladies and keeps off from married women.

The Ysabel Kid
Kid is the third member of the floating outfit; he was raised as one of the members of his grandfather Dog Soldier. Subsequently received his training as Comanche until his adolescence and because of this he is almost a full equal Indian due to his skills such as tracking and stealth and speaking several of the Indian languages and communication using sign language and is an expert horse trainer and rider. He rides on a white stallion nicknamed Blackie he trained as a small boy.

Blackie is exceptionally trained and on most occasions able to warn his master from attackers, he also possesses unmatched speed and endurance and readily attacks on command of his master and only a few can associate with him. Kid rarely uses his revolver during most fights, but only uses his single Dragon Colt but relatively slow especially when compared to the fast gun holders of the Wild West. However, he likes his revolver for its lethal hitting power which either maims or instantaneously kills on impact.

At close range, he is a best with his bowie knife, and at longer ranges, he is second to none with his rifle. Kid spent most of his early years as a smuggler on the Mexico/US border, and this led to him to get in touch with the both sides of the law, this also made him well adversed with the Spanish spoken by Hidalgos and bandits.

Descriptions of 2 early books 44 Caliber Man
The Texas Desperados- Flores brothers had never seen a man in Kilt before. They thought they were smart but in real were evil and vicious like a rattlesnake and laughed at the law. They too laughed when they first met Colin Farquharson for they had never seen a kilted man before.

They questioned amongst themselves whether the Scottish man was an indeed a man or a woman. A few moments later, Adan Flores, one of the gang members, is found dead even though he had previously escaped his retribution. The killing sparks a war between the gangs, and from there on, the gang only have one intention on their mind- to kill Collin Farquharson. It is during this daring moment when the Floating Outfit the men tasked in restoring order in the Wild West comes in to help save the Scot man and restore justice and peace of the Wild West.

Goodnights Dream
Goodnights dream is one of the novels in the Floating Outfit series by J.T Edson. It details about a man named Charles Goodnight who had an idea about feeding the beef-hungry eastern residents with 3000 cattle and also save the economy of the torn Texas.

Unfortunately, the yellow-bellied Yankee gang had a different dream far much from that of Charles Goodnight. They had plans to stop him from feeding the easterners and saving the Texas economy. Noticing that his mission and dream would certainly fail, Charles seeks help from Dust and Kid, the members of the Floating Outfit. In fact, he did not have to ask for help because if his dream was for the good of Texas, then Floating Outfit involvement in some shootout in attempts to help humanity was worth. This is one of the finest novels of the Floating Outfit series by J.T Edson, the plot is well written featuring several mini-scenes, and the lovers of adventure and action based stories will find this series a good match.

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