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Orton, Kevin

Works: 44 works in 134 publications in 1 language and 3,526 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Biography  Juvenile works  Domestic fiction  Fantasy fiction  Historical fiction  Drama  Romance fiction  Suspense fiction 
Roles: Narrator, Actor
Classifications: PS3561.E3975, 813.54
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Publications about Kevin Orton
Publications by Kevin Orton
Most widely held works by Kevin Orton
Captain's Rangers by Elmer Kelton( file )
5 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 599 libraries worldwide
Thirty years after the Battle of San Jacinto, Texans and Mexicans are still spilling blood over control of the Nueces Strip. And Horse thieves and bushwhackers transform this hot, dry stretch between the Nueces and Rio Grande rivers into a lawless inferno. Despite long odds, Captain McNelly and his small band of Texas Rangers strive to bring lasting peace to this swirling vortex of murder and racial hatred
Death at Dark Water by John D Nesbitt( file )
8 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 556 libraries worldwide
Devon Frost just wanted some time for himself, sketching the local architecture in a tiny town called Tinaja. But he's soon caught up in a flurry of accusations and lies surrounding the murder of the suitor of a ranch owner's daughter
Ride the hard trail by David Robbins( file )
9 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in English and held by 483 libraries worldwide
At the EJ Ranch the Bryce brothers have found good, honest work. A widow with two young children has a herd of cattle that needs grazing. But the widow and her property are coveted by a cattle baron. As the Bryce brothers find themselves in the crosshairs of a looming range war, a trio of merciless bounty hunters arrives to collect the prices on their heads. 2010
Phineas Gage : a gruesome but true story about brain science by John Fleischman( file )
5 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 454 libraries worldwide
Fleischman tells the story of Phineas Gage, a Vermont man who in 1848 had an iron rod passed through his skull, causing brain damage that changed the history of brain science
A savage thunder : Antietam and the bloody road to freedom by Jim Murphy( Sound Recording )
8 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 189 libraries worldwide
Murphy takes listeners back to the American Civil War to tell the terrible yet extraordinary story of the Battle of Antietam. With the entire world watching, two armies met in Maryland in 1862. The Union needed a victory. The Confederacy hoped to continue its success. When the smoke cleared, 23,000 men were dead or wounded--and the momentum had shifted to the Union
Twisted by Andrea Kane( Sound Recording )
5 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 137 libraries worldwide
Ex-FBI agent Sloane Burbank is worried that a childhood friend has been abducted along with several other women in New York City. But with a potential gang war brewing in Chinatown, her old flame Federal Agent Derek Parker doesn't have time for a missing persons case. Soon however it becomes clear that this investigation is not so simple
The king's justice : two novellas by Stephen R Donaldson( Sound Recording )
3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 128 libraries worldwide
The king's justice: a stranger dressed in black arrives in the village of Settle's Crossways, following the scent of a terrible crime. He even calls himself "Black," though almost certainly that is not his name. The people of the village discover that they have a surprising urge to cooperate with this stranger, though the desire of inhabitants of quiet villages to cooperate with strangers is not common in their land, or most lands. But this gift will not save him as he discovers the nature of the evil concealed in Settle's Crossways
Rawhide Flat by Joseph A West( Sound Recording )
10 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in English and held by 105 libraries worldwide
A deputy marshal must escort a convicted bank robber to Virginia City, but local people still want their money back from the robber, even if they have to take on the marshal to get it
Panic : [the story of modern financial insanity] by Michael Lewis( Sound Recording )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 86 libraries worldwide
This anthology of articles written prior to, during, and after some of the world's largest economic disasters includes works about the 1987 market crash, the Asian currency crisis of 1999, the Internet bubble, and the sub-prime mortgage meltdown, among others. Informative and eye-opening, it illustrates how we get into these messes and shows how, with a little hard work and perseverance, we can get out of them
Midnight rider by Ralph W Cotton( Sound Recording )
2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 72 libraries worldwide
Offered 50,000 to help rob a U.S. Treasury Department freight car carrying gold bullion, former Pinkerton detective Avrial "Rock" Rochenbach must gain the confidence of some of the West's most notorious outlaws while protecting his true identity as an undercover U.S. secret service agent
A searing wind by W. Michael Gear( Sound Recording )
6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 72 libraries worldwide
"Black Shell is an exile, banished by his people for his cowardice in battle. To his fearsome patron spirit, Horned Serpent, however, he is imbued with the courage and keenness to stop the Kristiano onslaught. He and his beautiful wife Pearl Hand have fought them from the Florida Peninsula through the very heart of native America. A trader by profession, Black Shell now dedicates his soul to destroying the invaders, with their impenetrable armor, their swift, enormous cabayos, and their flashing, razor-sharp swords."--Container
Fire the sky by W. Michael Gear( Sound Recording )
5 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 67 libraries worldwide
In 1539, Black Shell, his wife Pearl Hand, and their fellow exiles try to make a stand against the invasion of the Kristianos and their leader Hernando de Soto. But de Soto doesn't plan to back down easily
The coming by Joe W Haldeman( Sound Recording )
5 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 65 libraries worldwide
After receiving a message from deep space, astronomer Aurora "Rory" Bell anticipates extraterrestrial visitors on New Year's Eve. But with Earth teetering on the edge of another world war, Rory soon begins to wonder if the message was a hoax. And when the message is leaked to the public, a media frenzy ensues
Lords of an empty land by Randy Denmon( Sound Recording )
2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 59 libraries worldwide
In the days of reconstruction after the Civil War, a wild strip of land in northern Louisiana remained unconquered by troops and untamed by the law. This is the story of the fearless veterans--Union and Confederate--who dared to enter this beautiful but hellish valley--and finish what the war started
Brimstone trail by Marcus Galloway( Sound Recording )
2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 57 libraries worldwide
Before hearing the call of the Lord, Paul had seen more than his share of sin--mostly his own. But since he came to minister to the small town of Pueblito Verde, most of what he sees are tamer transgressions. Knowing his own past, Paul believes the occasional mistake doesn't make someone truly evil. But some men are more evil than others. When the brutal Jack Kerrigan and his band of ruffians hit town, Paul's new life starts to go bad. Then things go from bad to worse when ruthless bounty hunter Dave Sprole arrives with money and murder on his mind. Now, the town is caught in the crossfire between two cold-blooded killers--and Paul knows that it's time for him to stand up for what he believes in
One take ( visu )
3 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 49 libraries worldwide
In a film that Hollywood Reporter calls "a well crafted film about the human experience". One Take is int he vein of the Mothman Prophecies; a young man receives a mysterious message on a postcard from his dead girlfriend.-leading him to discoveries that will forever change his view of love, life and sacrifice
The judging eye by R. Scott Bakker( Sound Recording )
2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 47 libraries worldwide
A luminary in the fantasy genre firmament, R. Scott Bakker returns fans to his acclaimed Prince of Nothing universe with The Judging Eye. Aspect-Emperor Kellhus is waging a terrifying war, subjugating all nations in his path. There are those willing to stand together against him, but these rebellious souls must act fast and decisively to thwart his mad schemes of power and domination
Donovan by Elmer Kelton( Sound Recording )
2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 40 libraries worldwide
Donovan was supposed to be dead. The town of Dry Fork, southern Texas, had buried him years before when Uncle Joe Vickers had fired off both barrels of a shotgun into the vicious outlaw's face as he was escaping from jail. Now, Uncle Joe has been shot--in just the same way. And Judge Upshaw had found a noose hanging on his door. It looked as though Donovan was back-gunning for the people who had tracked him down and tried him. Sheriff Webb Matlock, a stern, quiet man, had more than one reason to find Donovan; Matlock was in love with the woman he had believed to be Donovan's widow; moreover, there were rumors that his hotheaded younger brother Sandy might have joined up with Donovan's gang. For his own peace of mind, and to protect the townspeople who had been threatened, Matlock decided to slip across the border, find Donovan in his Mexican hideout, and bring him back--or kill him
The white-luck warrior by R. Scott Bakker( file )
5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 37 libraries worldwide
Anasûrimbor Kellhus, the first true aspect-emperor in a thousand years, continues his trek into the Ancient North. Meanwhile, the exiled wizard Achamian leads a mission to the legendary Sauglish ruins. Tensions mount when the White-Luck Warrior, assassin and messiah both, arrives, bringing violence in his wake
The invention of exile by Vanessa Manko( Sound Recording )
4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 30 libraries worldwide
Wrongly accused of attending anarchist gatherings and deported to a war-torn early-20th-century Mexico, Russian immigrant Austin Voronkov maintains a daily correspondence with his wife in the United States while struggling against challenging political forces to reunite with his family
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