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Floating Outfit Books In Order

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Publication Order of The Floating Outfit Books

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

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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