Massacre at Agua Caliente by Craig Rainey

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About Author
Craig Rainey

Craig Rainey (1962 - ) is an American film actor, author, screenwriter, and musician. He was born in San Angelo, Texas and lives in Austin. His Texas roots hail back to the original Impresario settlers of Coahuila y Tejas under Stephen F. Austin. He is a military veteran, sales trainer and motivational speaker, and he cowboyed professionally in south Texas. His fiction novels include Massacre at Agua Caliente, Stolen Valor, a Carson Brand Novel, and Dark Motive, A Carson Brand Novel. His non-fiction sales training book, The Art of Professional Sales, Handbook for the Career Seller, was released October 2020. As a screenwriter, his scripts have won numerous awards at film festivals including: Best Narrative Period Piece, Most Likely to be Produced as a Movie, and was Official Selection for many more. Craig Rainey won Best Breakout Writer for the script Massacre at Agua Caliente.


inside the book

He is a ruthless killer. She is Mexican debutante. Both carry a death sentence. An American outlaw flees Texas Rangers to Mexico where he kidnaps the most eligible beauty in Mexico under the very nose of her father. They must elude Texas Rangers, the Mexican army, and ruthless bounty hunters if they hope to live long enough to escape the gallows. Read the thrilling tale behind the award winning screenplay.

Chapter 1

His fist was large enough that his blow completely covered her face. She went down with a sickening suddenness, completely uncon-scious.

Chapter 2

Atop a butte, at scarcely a mile, silhouetted against blue sky, were two Indians on horseback. Their open interest in the settler’s train was unmistakable, even at that distance.

Chapter 3

Three of the outlaws riding together came upon their Chief shoot-ing a man lying on his back with outstretched arms as if to ward off the inevitable bullet.

Chapter 4

Shin was in the act of turning to look behind him when an arrow pierced his neck with a grinding sound. He grasped at the arrow-head protruding from his throat and gurgled a bloody bubble.

Chapter 5

Boyd released her with his left arm and raised the flask to his lips as they danced. She could smell the alcohol strongly. Her nose crin-kled its rebellion against the bitter odor.

Chapter 6

A weary rider approached. His fagged mount crossed a shaft of light spilling from a window. Something about the rider was familiar. With a start Cab thought, ‘more than familiar.’

Massacre at Agua Caliente by Craig Rainey

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The Western Epic novel based on the Screenplay.



kind words from readers

This book is a masterpiece and deserves the maximum stars!


I am amazed that this is the first book written by this author. There are certain key moments that really shine that speak to an author's story telling in any good book, and this story had quite a few. The ending left me feeling touched on a personal level, which I also say is indicative of a great story teller. There is honest hardship that anyone having been through plight in their lifetime will find respect for in their own way. Bravo, I look forward to more of Mr. Rainey's works! Recommending to my friends and family.


I haven't read many Westerns but this held my attention the whole way through! The development of the characters had me invested in them and what they went through. The author's use of words to describe things in the book really painted realistic pictures in my mind. I definitely recommend reading the gem!


This was an excellent book.. I love the old western “Max Brand” style.. great read!

Chaz Kurt

Craig Rainey Magazine

Bert's Tale of Booze

In the days of the warring tribes of the highlands, only a handful of hardy nomads traveled a strange and forbidding land. One of these, a battle-hardened band of travelers, made their way into a vast wilderness.


My wife and I were at a dinner party with a very dear friend of ours and her husband. she is probably the most devoted fan to my writing of anybody that I know.


Yellowstone, it’s just taking the country by storm. It’s funny. I was looking at Rotten Tomatoes and the 1st season, which came out in 2018,


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