Gilbert Ralston (January 5, 1912 – March 18, 1999) is best known as a prolific screenwriter. His feature film credits include Willard and Kona Coast. He created the TV series The Wild Wild West and wrote for dozens of other shows, including Laredo, Star Trek, Ben Casey, Hawaii Five-O, The Big Valley and Gunsmoke. His novels, besides the Dakota series, include The Deadly, Deadly Art and The Frightful Sin of Cisco Newman. Ralston, born in Newcastle, Ireland, attended college at Sierra Nevada College, worked as a journalist and was a member of the Western Writers of America.
The third book in the hard-charging Dakota series. Dakota is pitted against a deadly assassin who worships, lives and kills based on the teachings of an ancient Egyptian cat goddess.
In the fourth adventure, Dakota is hired by a reclusive, crippled millionaire to prove he didn't gun down his brother...who he'd been threatening to kill for years.
The first novel in the acclaimed Dakota series. Dakota is a half Piegan, half Shoshoni Native American who served as a Marine in Vietnam and afterwards became a cop in New York City. Now he's moved back to the Sierras to work his family’s ranch, ride the rodeo circuit, and take on cases as a private detective.
The second adventure in the action-packed Dakota series. The Board of Directors of Grayson Electric have been kidnapped in Lake Tahoe. Dakota is hired to deliver the ransom...and mount a suicidal rescue.