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writing as RAMSAY THORNE

He is called Captain Gringo, but his real name is Richard Walker, a soldier-of-fortune type in the Old West who is wanted by a variety of governments for his actions. These are his adventures ...


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Published June 1, 2018
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Dick Walker, an American mercenary known as Captain Gringo, attempts to smuggle ten tons of weapons and ammunition through Spanish lines to the freedom fighters in late nineteenth century Cuba.

Published May 1, 2018
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Captain Gringo - courting deadly intrigue and lusty women in the war zones of El Salvador!

In steamy jungle on misty mountains, courageous Captain Gringo battles man and beast to make the world a better place for the lowly and oppressed. Of course, all war and no play makes for a dull Renegade. And this time, he discovers just how playful a bevy of man-hungry lady refugees can be!

Such delicious distraction is welcome in the Captain's confrontation with Sir Basil Hakim, the infamous death merchant of perverted tastes and unlimited ambition, who is plotting a coup of globe-shattering proportions that could leave America's Panama Canal on the ash heap of history!

Published April 1, 2018
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Captain Gringo following a trail of danger paved with gold.

Even for the courageous Captain Gringo, this mission has impossible written all over it. From Costa Rica to El Salvador, he's to run a caravan of gold across steep mountain passes and wild rivers ... while bandits and insurgents block his path and German agents play search and destroy But when he's not waging war with his trusty Maxim, there’s a red haired and sexy Irish code expert to conquer ­ not to mention a brace of seductive traveling actresses.

Then Captain Gringo discovers he's a victim of a vicious international triple cross. That’s when tempers seriously star t flaring and the Renegade starts blasting!

Published March 1, 2018
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Captain Gringo riding hard for girls and glory on the jungle trails of Costa Rica.

It's cherchez la femme, or "hunt the lady," as Captain Gringo hits the hot tropical trails of Costa Rica in search of a seductive heiress kidnapped by forces unknown. Of course, war., like love, is never a simple affair for the Captain. Before long, the redoubtable Renegade finds himself leading a guerilla army hell-bent to liberate neighboring Nicaragua, as he battles treachery from within and savagery from without.

In an even greater challenge to his famous powers of endurance, he turns up more love-starved senoritas than he bargained for, amid the slashings of machetes and the rattling roar of his ever-ready Maxim!

Published February 1, 2018
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Captain Gringo spearheads a red-hot war in Panama!

Even when he is minding his own business, trouble seeks out Captain Gringo. This time the British Secret Service is on his back, seeking information on a Scottish pearl­ trading colony on the Caribbean coast. Gringo's in the dark as well - until a voluptuous redhead lures him into her bedroom to show him her collection of exotic pearls.

From there it becomes a real knockaround time for the big Yankee soldier of fortune, fending off Carib gals and Scottish lassies, fighting a land-grabbing Spanish grandee and his death-dealing - and battling British imperialists who want to bring the pearl-rich colony to its knees!

Published January 1, 2018
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Captain Gringo on the seething Mosquito Coast blasts a bandit army sky-high!

Captain Gringo, mercenary par excellence, becomes 'General' Gringo to command a ragged banana republic army at war with mountain bandits. Woman trouble isn't far behind, as he runs up against a lady lawyer and a lady photographer who are no ladies at all! But, getting down to military business, Gringo takes the field in a desperate last-ditch campaign against the terror-dealing bandit gang.

After all, which is worse: facing death in combat, or in the corruption-riddled capital city where his life isn't worth the price of a stick of dynamite?

Published December 1, 2017
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Captain Gringo - caught in a deathtrap on the Mosquito Coast!

On the run from the law, Captain Gringo seeks refuge in soggy, snake-infested Nicaragua.

But while still in port, the Renegade is trapped in the crossfire of an explosive civil war. The rebels, led by a wily old guerrilla named El Chino, lay siege to the town. Before he can even choose sides, Gringo is besieged by a beautiful British missionary's wife and a very eager mestiza virgin who wants Gringo's dodging the bullets, pleasing the women, and fighting to come out on the winning side!

Published November 1, 2017
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Captain Gringo fighting for all he's worth in the Yucatan!

Rather than face certain capture in Costa Rica, Gringo agrees to join a group of hardened mercs in Progreso, a dusty little town in the Mexican Yucatan. His marching orders are simple: "Invade Cuba." But life gets more complicated for the Renegade when armies of trigger-happy Federales and sharp-shooting U.S. Secret Service agents set out after his much-hunted hide. Luckily for Gringo, It's not just the odds that are stacked in Progreso. A bountiful female biologist joins his team eager to do anything to keep her favorite species of male alive - and biologically satisfied!

Published October 1, 2017
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Captain Gringo - blasting off the coast of Costa Rica!

She's six foot six and all woman: a South Seas princess with smooth brown skin and a teasing, tantalizing tongue. Gringo agrees to take her cash - and other favors - to handle a death-defying job. His mission: to free her island people now toiling as slaves on Central American shores. Armed with a few rusty machines guns, aboard an old schooner with a crew of hardened island men and half-naked women, Gringo is about to sail into the hottest battle of his life - against impossible odds!

Published September 1, 2017
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Captain Gringo­ slashing through the jungle to a hot bed of horror!

Gringo's wanted by a local Honduran honcho in a town seething with revolution. To save his hide, the Renegade agrees to lead an expedition of greenhorn, movie-making Americanos into the jungle-and doesn't regret it when he gets a glimpse of the tempting actresses and feisty redheaded researcher he has for company. Gunrunning for the guerrillas while he guides the group into the steaming green hell, Gringo discovers that the bloody battles between the rebels and regulars are just the fuse that can set off a deeper, more dangerous powder keg of trouble-one almost as explosive as the passions of the women in his camp.

Published August 1, 2017
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Captain Gringo­ running for guerrillas in Costa Rica!

Things are smoking hot on the country's southern border where Gringo and his rag-tag band of recruits are headed to chase away Panamanian rebels and Colombian troops. to earn his pay, Gringo has to uncover some traitorous fanatics, flight a fierce bandit gang, and outsmart the saber-sharp, gun-heavy Colombian Army But it's hotter than any battlefield back at camp where sexy señoritas are giving everything they've got to become the "Jefe's" woman. And Gringo was never one to say no to action!

Published July 1, 2017
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Captain Gringo in dangerous waters off the Mosquito Coast!

Only a crazy man — or a highly paid professional fighting man - would work for Sir Basil Hakim, the corrupt British peer and international arms trader. Gringo signs on to locate a top secret Spanish shipwreck for Hakim. He stands to collect a bundle, if he lives. A stinking spongeboat with its Greek crew is supposed to get him there — with a little help from the delicious, doe-eyed cook. In between lie shark-infested seas, US gunboats, and islands filled with man-eating Carib natives. If Gringo can fight his way to the sunken Spanish 'gunbucket' - and keep the women aboard his own ship happy - he's got it made!

Published June 1, 2017
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Captain Gringo challenges a gun-heavy Mexican army in the Guatemala jungle!

Footloose in volatile Guatemala City, Gringo isn't looking for a fight—until a very persuasive widow gets him a commission in the Guatemalan Army His first job: to rid the northern border of Mexican invaders. Nobody tells him, though, that British Royal Marines are steaming upriver in his direction. Leading a mule back regiment, armed with antiquated artillery, Gringo rides into the jaws of war. Soon enough Mexican guns will make things hot for him, but the warm-blooded adelitas in his tent will make the steaming jungle nights even hotter!

Published May 01, 2017
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    23: Volcano of Violence

Captain Gringo in a gunman’s graveyard in Guatemala!

The curvaceous blonde twins named Flora and Dora need a troubleshooter to "shoot some trouble." Gringo’s their man—in more ways that one—only now these two luscious lovelies have got him trapped between the Mexican army on one side and the black-hearted rebel leader El Caballero Blanco on the other. But even worse, Gringo is boxed in next to a lava-spewing volcano! The molten rock is hot, all right—but not nearly so hot as the nympho nurse who really knows how to make a man's temperature rise!

Published April 1, 2017
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    22: Payoff in Panama

Captain Gringo-pinned down by pistoleros in Panama!

But it's worth the risk because this time The Renegade is actually working for Uncle Sam. The payoff? Thousands of dollars and a full pardon from the President of the United States. Except to get that money and a trip back home, he's got to start by taking on a pack of hammerhead sharks, and then working his way up to fighting the crack Colombian Army! But that’s nothing compared to the danger he's in from his own allies: a bloodthirsty revolutionary and the beautiful and nubile Inocencia—whom Gringo discovers is anything but innocent...

Published March 1, 2017
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    21: River of Revenge

El Generale Portola, the 'Butcher of Leon' waved money in Gringo’s face. The message was clear—he had to blow up the new dam on the Dorado or be sliced up in little pieces himself.

The construction company building the dam sent a counter-offer, via a lady who was blonde, beautiful and very smooth. She had a way of communicating between the lines—and the sheets—that really reached him.

But no matter whose side he was on, Gringo was damned if he did, damned if he didn’t … and probably stone-cold dead, too!

Published February 1, 2017
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Captain Gringo dodges death’s sting on the killer-infested Mosquito Coast!

Having broken all Ten Commandments—with plenty of pleasure and no punishment—the Renegade never expected to face a firing squad for a crime he hadn't committed. But death at sunrise might be easier to endure than spending the night with a luscious, nubile señorita who refuses to be touched. There are other women who'd kill to share his bed, but they keep getting shot out from under him. Things really get tough for him, though, at a strange mission run by some very sexy and sinister nuns who do "good works," but only when they're not wearing their habits.

Published January 1, 2017
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Captain Gringo—trapped in a bloody hellhole in Honduras!

The Britishers say they’re after a hidden treasure. Gringo doubts it, but he doesn't argue. After all, there are four sensationally beautiful women in the search party—and to Gringo, they are just pure gold waiting to be uncovered.

But enjoying his new-found wealth of women won't be easy—not when scores of crack foreign troops wait in the jungle, itching to rip Gringo's group to bloody tatters. And definitely not when he's caught in a bone-crushing cannon bombardment. With death threatening him from every direction, Gringo's only chance is to stay right where he is, and fight!

Published December 1, 2016
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Captain Gringo—boxed in by death in Mexico!

In front of him, a muzzle pointed at his gut. Behind him, a cave full of rabid bats. Gringo’s only chance is to throw himself into the arms of a sultry blonde whose insatiable lust has been known to kill—but at least her victims die in bed.

Trapped, he’ll have to blast a swath of bloody death with his Maxim, slaughtering an army of murdering bandits—while still staying one step ahead of the relentless Rurales. And all the while, a desperate crew of Americanos are dogging his tracks. If he won’t tell them where their gold is, they won’t hesitate to burn him over a slow fire and then bury the charred carcass in the Cavern of Doom!

Published November 1, 2016
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Captain Gringo dodges death in revolution-torn Mazatlán!
First he gets double-crossed by a beautiful black-hearted blonde. Then he's cold-cocked by an American officer obsessed with bringing "The Renegade" to the U.S. for hanging. If that isn't enough, he's got himself trapped in the middle of a bloody revolution—and either side would be happy to separate his head from his shoulders. But Captain Gringo's greatest threat won’t come in the heat of battle—it’ll come in the heat of blood-boiling lust from a supple and sensuous señorita who knows the way to a man's heart is definitely not through his stomach.

Published October 1, 2016
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Captain Gringo — marked for death in the shark-filled Caribbean!
With a Perfecto clenched in his teeth and his Maxim spitting lead, Captain Gringo sails a British spy team into the steamy Yucatan. Their mission: to tap the secret undersea cable to revolution-racked Cuba. But easy money never proved harder to earn as Captain Gringo finds himself being used as shark bait in a savage espionage war with a deadly arms profiteer. In a land of hot nights and quick death, it’s no wonder he takes some alternative compensation with a pair of buxom young Brits.

Published September 1, 2016
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CAPTAIN GRINGO dodges bullets in Belize!
Leading a handful of raiders on a stolen schooner, Captain Gringo sails up the Mosquito Coast in British Honduras toward a remote, thickly guarded jungle fortress. His job: to bag a fearsome butcher who hunts human prey for sport. And he must play with ladies, too &mdash: a shrinking Victorian violet in distress and a sensual señorita who holds the secret to his happiness.

Published August 1, 2016
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CAPTAIN GRINGO marches through Mexico!
His destination: hotly disputed cocoa country where men indulge their greed, their lust, and their taste for blood. Captain Gringo's got to slash his way through torrid, twisted jungle crowded with Mexican marauders, greedy guerillas, and ladies with love on their minds. The Captain's always ready to bed young maids or blast away with his Maxim, as magnificent Mayan ruins loom overhead. But when he comes up against a fanatical would-be dictator, it'll take all his American might and mind to explode a brewing international incident in a scorching climax!

Published July 1, 2016
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Captain Gringo goes to hell and back in Guatemala! From the brawling cities on the coast to the tortuous jungles deep in the interior, Captain Gringo's always ready to serve the cause of freedom and the desire of a lady Now Britain and Guatemala are locked in a hot bout of guerilla intrigue that sets the Captain on a blood-spattered trek to a mysterious destination that can't be found on any map. En route, Captain Gringo drops in on some Mayan Indians lustily engaged in their ancient rites of human sacrifice—and flies to dizzy heights of religious frenzy with a hellion of a high priestess.


Published June 1, 2016
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Escaping from Costa Rica on a murder rap, Captain Gringo hightails it to neighboring Honduras hired out as a munitions officer for a certain General Morales. His outfit, The Iron Brigade, is a gallows crew of murderous misfits. Their mission: to turn back the British troops invading the north. Meanwhile, Captain Gringo’s got a little action of his own, a man-sized Amazon who gets her money smuggling guns and her kicks making love.


Published May 1, 2016
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Headhunters want his skull in the jungle. Women want his body in to bedroom. There’s no escape for Captain Gringo—not even from L’Affaire Dreyfus, the explosive scandal that is tearing Europe apart thousands of miles away.
When Captain Gringo isn’t outracing the angry spears of the native population, he’s dodging the unexpected bullets of British, French, and German agents. It’s time for a vacation—in the arms of a frisky, redheaded reporter on a suicide mission to rescue the notorious Dreyfus himself from the citadel of death they call Devil’s Island!


Published April 1, 2016
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It's all out war for Captain Gringo in Venezuela!

Captain Gringo and his sidekick Gaston have left Brazil, and into Venezuela with a load of weapons, seeking a buyer.

Instead they become involved in a brewing war between the British Empire and The U.S. Gringo must find out who is involved in order to prevent a war... and get out alive!


Published March 1, 2016
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Flesh-eating demons wait for Captain Gringo on the Amazon!

On the nightmare rivers of Brazil where piranhas and naked cannibals vie for the taste of human flesh, there are now far worse predators. Border bandits have seized control, raping and murdering the local populace. No sane man would want to lead a gunboat into that slimy, snake-infested hell, especially when a certain redhead with emerald eyes, and a slit up the front of her skirt has been waiting for him to give her the attention she needs.

But Captain Gringo's got no choice. He's got a price on his head and if he refuses the assignment the shaky Brazilian government has in mind, he'll get a bullet between the eyes. So he heads upstream, unaware and unprepared for the international conspiracy waiting to blow him to kingdom come.


Published February 1, 2016
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There’s no rest for Captain Gringo in Bogotá.

Between the seduction in the eyes of certain señoritas and the murder in the minds of the Kaiser’s spies, a man has to keep moving to keep alive. From the hot Amazon jungle thick with headhunters to the chilling Andes rife with rebels, the Captain is on a trek to trouble.

But Captain Gringo has his mighty Maxim to defend him by day and a proud guerilla beauty to satisfy him by night. He needs all that protection and all that comforting in this brutal battleground of raw rubber, revolution and international rivalry.


Published January 1, 2016
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Through the sweltering, equatorial days, Captain Gringo marches across the highlands with his guard up and his Maxim handy.

There’s no territory he can call home, although there’s a room reserved for him in every jail across the map and women who would gladly put him up as well. He’s leading a brigade through a maze of volcanoes, where molten lava fills the trail, and the burning sting of the common fly sets the pace.

Colombia is a political powder keg, and he’s bound for Bogotá to light the fuse that will ignite an explosion of chaos, destroying the country’s corrupt and depraved regime.


Published March 1, 2015
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Captain Gringo never murdered a man who didn’t deserve slaughtering, nor forced himself on s woman who didn’t intend to stab him in the back. Yet he’s wanted for every crime in the book short of incest.

Turn himself in? No chance.

This soldier of fortune would rather die sitting with his Maxim in one hand, and a tall, cool drink in the other, than standing with a hot noose around his neck.

Now he’s trapped aboard a crippled gunboat in shark-infested waters. It’s certainly no picnic, especially with enemies out there, closing in for the kill. Suddenly mutiny on the part of Gringo’s crew just adds to his inconvenience, but what’s really playing havoc with the Captain’s mind is the inexplicable interest he’s feeling in a young, red-haired kid named Mac.


Published March 15, 2016
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On this sweltering, voodoo-crazed island, the British Empire is breathing its last, subject to the forays of a marauding army of runaways and doped-up derelicts who have unleashed a reign of terror, death and destruction upon a local population hysterically possessed by zombies.

The British need a man to take charge, shoot straight and spit in the enemy’s eye. Captain Gringo’s that man – tough, brutal, a no-nonsense survivor who makes war for profit and love for free across two continents and a thousand heartbreaks.

Captain Gringo – no man can stop him, and no woman can refuse him!

Published January 1, 2015
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No man can handle Captain Gringo in Costa Rica!

In these cool, quiet nights Captain Gringo trails the highlands with his profile low and his Maxim ready. It’s been a year of hell fighting his way through three revolutions and a U.S. court-martial. He’s wanted by the U.S. Cavalry and even more by certain ladies. For now, all the Captain wants is some drinkable beer and serviceable women.

There’s a funny tingling, though, at the back of his neck that warns him his vacation’s over. He’s right. Before this little trip to Costa Rica ends, Captain Gringo will have a job – masterminding an attack on three of the world’s major powers.

Published December 1, 2014
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Everyone wants to lay hands on Captain Gringo in Nicaragua!

In this revolution-wracked land where the man with guns is king and those who grovel before him conspire behind his back, no one can be trusted. But ruler and rebel alike want the guns Captain Gringo’s running-if only to keep the other side from getting them.

With his eyes wide open and his Maxim at the ready the Captain is primed for action: in the bed of a Chinese girl whose eyes are startling grey at the challenge of a general who has only one eye, at the silent command to murder in the cold gaze of a high-born lady, at the demand for love in the hot, savage stare of an Indian girl. For no one can fight and no one can love like Captain Gringo.

Published January 1, 2015
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They’re waiting for a man like Captain Gringo in Panama!

In this soggy green hell where the French have lost a fortune in lives and francs trying to build a canal, the scum of the earth – and their scams – flourish.

Every adventurer with a scheme, every rebel with a cause wants a man like Captain Gringo – running guns, unloosing a rain of death from his Maxim, fighting Yellow Jack, Indians, army ants, even the Devil himself if he stands in the way.

And always persuading a beautiful woman wherever he finds her, that no one can love like Captain Gringo.

Published October 1, 2014
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No one’s going to stop Captain Gringo!

He’s snatched his life from the noose, wangled his freedom from his Army jailer, cajoled bed, board and a disguise from the town madam. He’s a man on the run – Captain Gringo.

By wit, by guile, by force, by skill with guns and women, he’ll burn his way across the border – wiping out a troop of Rurales and the sadistic pervert who commands them, leading a guerilla band on daredevil raids, hijacking, fighting, killing, winning.

He is Captain Gringo, driven by fate to be a soldier of fortune and by sheer will to be – a renegade.

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