Dreams Of Gold And Power The mountains are brimming with the lure of fortunes--from gold to a booming fur trade. A man at home in this once pristine wilderness, Preacher knows theres no turning back civilization now. What he doesnt know is that beyond the plans of some men is a deadly enemy with far more dangerous designs. . . Schemes Of Blood And Betrayal With vengeance-hungry criminals shadowing his every move, Preacher meets a beautiful woman working to bring a rail line to a remote settlement. And while Preacher is distracted by both the beauty and by beastly outlaws, Indians attack the outpost--and settlers fight furiously back for their survival. One Mans Fight For The Future Of A Land. . . When the smoke clears and blood dries, Preacher realizes that hes in a war more deadly and complex than any hes known. Agents of a foreign government ignited the Indian attack. And theyve got far bigger plans--and only Preacher stands in their way. . .
William W. Johnstone'sDog Teamnovels of combat shine a searing light on the Army's most secret lethal force. Now, these heroes are once again called into battle-right on U. S. soil. . . In the Southwest, a legendary Vietnam-era aircraft disappears-and officials call it a crash in accessible terrain. On the other side of the country, a deadly shipment of nerve gas is loaded onto a secret train-so that no citizen will ever know. . . Now, these two seemingly unconnected events are bringing out the Army's deep "black op" Dog Team. The mysterious operative "Colonel Kilroy" has been working with American Apache trackers to neutralize Iranian agents coming over the Mexican border. While Captain Steve Ireland, the grandson of a Dog Team great, is on a train bound for hell. . . From two sides of the country, one murderous, terrifying plot is closing in like a vice. Once it does, America's only hope will be precision lethal force-aimed hard into the heart of darkness. . .
The families Jensen and MacCallister are two of the most legendary clans in frontier fiction. Now, the USA Today bestselling authors of A Lone Star Christmas bring them together once more--in a gripping tale of tragedy, survival, love, betrayal, and maybe even a miracle... Three days before Christmas, Matt Jensen is traveling the Denver and Pacific railway when an avalanche slams down onto the train, trapping it in desolate Trout Creek Pass. But it wasn't an act of nature that caused the accident; it was a gang of outlaws attempting to rescue their leader, who is being taken to Red Cliff to be hanged. As Smoke Jensen and Duff MacCallister frantically try to make their way to the scene, Matt struggles to save the survivors, among them a beautiful young woman with a dark past, a merchant seaman turned rancher, and a senator with his very ill young daughter. Starving under a bitter, driving snow in the brutal, unforgiving Rocky Mountains, and surrounded by armed and desperate outlaws, Matt still dreams of making it home for Christmas. But unless fate lends a hand, nobody will.
The Untold Saga Of Shawn O'brien from acclaimed storytellers William W. Johnstone and J. A. Johnstone, who brought us The Brothers O'Brien, comes an explosive new series featuring the gunslinging O'Brien who brought peace, law, and order to the American frontier. . . one bullet at a time. A Man Who Tamed The West--One Town At A Time Unlike his brothers Jacob, Sam and Patrick, Shawn O'Brien isn't content to settle down on the family ranch in New Mexico territory. With his razor-sharp eye, lightning-fast draw, and burning thirst for justice, Shawn is carving out a reputation of his own. As a town tamer he takes the most dangerous, lawless towns in the West and makes them safe for decent men, women, and children. When a stagecoach accident leaves Shawn stranded in Holy Rood, Utah, it doesn't take long to realize he's landed in one ornery circle of hell. Ruled by a cruel and cunning crook-turned-merciless dictator named Hank Cobb, Holy Rood is about as unholy a place as any on the frontier. Anyone who breaks Cobb's rules is severely punished. Anyone who defies Cobb's hooded henchmen dies by rope, stake, or guillotine. But Shawn O'Brien isn't just anyone. He's the town tamer. And this time, he's going to paint the town red. . .
Invitation To A Hanging They're hanging Billy Ray Cabot in Cloverdale, Nevada on Friday. Or so they think. Thursday brings Smoke Jensen to town. In another life, Billy Ray was almost kin to Smoke, and guilty or not, Smoke will blast Cloverdale sky high if that's what it takes to set his old friend free. By midnight, Smoke and Billy Ray are riding hell-for-leather out of Cloverdale, and into a war between cunning railroad robbers and the organization sworn to stop them. Billy Ray was working for the railroads until he was betrayed. Now, both men are pursued by deadly enemies on either side of the law. For a former mountain man who's tried to make a peaceful life back in Colorado, there's only one way back home: he's going on the attack. And this attack won't stop until the bitterest, bloodiest end. . .
In frontier literature, the name "Johnstone" means big, hard-hitting Western adventure told at a breakneck pace. Now, the bestselling authors kick off a rollicking, dramatic new series--with the first novel about a pair of not-quite-over-the-hill drifters winding their way across the American west--mostly on the right side of the law. . . but sometimes, if the situation calls for it, on the wrong side. . . Meet Scratch Morton and Bo Creel, two amiable drifters and old pals. Veterans of cowboying, cattle drives, drunken brawls, and a couple of shoot-outs, Scratch and Bo are mostly honest and dont go looking for trouble--its usually there when they wake up in the morning. Now, in remote Arizona Territory, theyre caught up in a battle between two stagecoach lines. The owner of one, a beautiful widow, has gotten both Scratch and Bo hot and bothered--each trying to impress her as they fend off the opposing stage line trying to destroy her. But nothing is what it seems in this fight, and two tough sidewinders are riding straight into a trap.
William Johnstones towering Mountain Man and The Last Gunfighter series are epics of the frontier. Now, with J. A. Johnstone, he has created Sidewinders, a wild, rollicking ride alongside two hardheaded cowboys with a knack for staying on the wrong side of the law--but for all the right reasons. . . Heres Your Gold. Now Fight For It. . . Sometimes, its bad to be good. Thats what happens when Scratch Morton and Bo Creel are rewarded with a gold mine for saving a rich mans bacon. The catch: this mine is a magnet for marauding Mexican banditos. Budding capitalists, Scratch and Bo fight back. Thats when they discover that the thieves arent who they thought they were, some really bad guys are on the way, and a beautiful woman might just be the most dangerous bandit of all--the kind that can steal your heart. For Scratch and Bo, this gold mine might make them rich. But its more likely to get them killed--just as soon as they can figure out who wants them dead. . .
From William W. Johnstone, bestselling author of Blood Bond, Mountain Man, and The Last Gunfighter, and J. A. Johnstone, comes Sidewinders, a double-barreled dose of action, featuring two of the unlikeliest western heroes to ever cross the American frontier. Sidewinders Dont Look For Trouble--It Usually Finds Them In the west, theres always work for the kind of men willing to get their hands dirty--from rounding stray cattle to stringing barbed wire. Bo Creel and Scratch Morton are just such men. Now theyve been hired for the one job theyve never tried: wearing badges--in a little stain of a town called Whiskey Flats. What Bo and Scratch dont know is that a gang of outlaws is bent on burning down the town the Sidewinders have been hired to protect. With only a passing acquaintance of the law, a keen sense of self-preservation, and a range-war gathering round them, Bo and Scratch need a good plan or its a one-way ticket to Boot Hill. Theyll also need a little luck, a whole mess of bullets, and the courage to stand tall--and shoot true. . .
Cotton Pickens, the unforgettable hero of William Johnstones classic Blood Valley, returns in a tale of a lawless Montana mining district, a 16-year-old widow, and a man who always finds new ways of laying down the law. . . Six Ways To Sunday--And Seven Days To Die Cotton Pickens parents had a cussed sense of humor, but theres nothing funny about the way the man can draw a gun. Now hes in the middle of a mining camp district slowly being crushed under the iron fist of another misnamed, hardheaded fellow, Carter Scruples. With Cotton facing off against Scruples, a beautiful young woman caught in-between, and a band of outlaws living high and mighty in a dry-docked Pullman Palace Car, the town of Swamp Creek is surely going to get blown sky high. And when time comes to put the pieces back together again--Cotton will do his picking one bullet at a time. . .
In 1848, Dooley Monahan, son of struggling Iowa pioneers, went off to pick up a new milk cow. Young Dooley never came home. Now, nearly three decades later, Dooley Monahan has become an accidental legend, managing to plant a bullet in the chest of a dangerous outlaw. All Dooley really wants is to claim his reward at a bank in Phoenix and make his way north to a gold strike he read about in a newspaper. But fate has other plans. It starts with a family slaughtered by Apaches, a dog smarter than most humans Dooley knows, and a girl with a wounded soul. And the blood-hungry brothers of the outlaw Dooley killed will not give up their pursuit until they've avenged his death. The farther Dooley tries to head north, destiny pushes him west. His trail is populated by strange friends and dangerous enemies, strewn with bad luck and bad blood--and frequently interrupted by sudden storms of gunfire. A GRITTY, AUTHENTIC NEW SAGA FROM THE MASTER OF THE WESTERN NOVEL!
Deal With The Devil Smoke Jensen has seen the worst that men can do on the lawless frontier. But even the mountain man is not prepared for the outlaw band that strikes Smokes ranch, kidnapping Sally and the daughter of Smokes neighbor. Now, the women are gone and a ranch hand and his young daughter are dead. And Pay The Price In Blood. . . Outlaw Reece Van Arndt is mastermind behind the attack, and he thinks he has Smoke where he wants him: Van Arndt will give back the women if Smoke is willing to cut a deal. . . Its a ploy no sane man would ever attempt. What Van Arndt doesnt know is the lengths Smoke Jensen will go to find his wife. And when he does, no money or promises will be exchanged: only bullets--and lives. . .
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