Silas Colter is as cold and cunning as any other lifelong lawbreaker. After he suckered in Dan and Jed Brand to help drive stolen cattle to Abilene, the scheme went bad, with Colter killing Dan and two lawmen -- and leaving Jed to hang. Now, he's assumed Jed's identity to cut a swath of blood through the West. To avenge his brother and clear his name, Jed hunts the vicious Colter across the plains, dodging bounty hunters and a relentless U.S. Marshal whose motives are as personal as Jed's. All Jed knows is that if he ever wants to see the end of the Owlhoot Trail, someone's going to have to die....
He is a loner in black astride a jet black horse, and administering hard justice at the presidents behest. War hero, half-Indian, all killer, his name is Zak Cody but he's called... SHADOW RIDER. Driven equally by his duty to his nation's leader and by his need to avenge his father's murder, Zak Cody is on the trail of the goldhungry killer who made him an orphan. But while he's taking down his adversary's hired guns every step of the way, their leader, Ben Trask, continues to elude him. And Trask is brewing up a poisonous stew of betrayal, death, and lies with the powerful help of someone at Fort Bowie-a plan that will bring about the terrible slaughter of a proud but volatile native people. The death storm is rolling relentlessly in-and Cody must battle time, bullets, and savage nature to reach the one man who might help him prevent a massacre-the warrior named Cochise!
Eastward, as far as the eye could see, stretched the Great Plains. Westward rose the Rockies, snowcapped shadows against the sky. In the middle flowed a mighty river-- silent, glistening, and turbulent--the bloodline of a wide and wild land. Three hard, tough men staked their claims on its potent shores; Jake Stonecipher, pioneer merchant, seeking his fortune--yet finding a war. Will Burke, a mountain man as savage as the wilderness itself. And Francisco Serrano, determined to carve a fertile ranch out of the stubborn soil. Three men blazing trails, forging a future...building lives as bold-- and as treacherous--as the Arkansas River.
THE AVENGING ANGEL Zak Cody roams the frontier, a half-Indian loner in black, armed with a Walker Colt and credentials from the U.S. President, Ulysses S. Grant. White man's cruelty hardened him at a young age, the Civil War made him a hero... while duty and conscience made him a killer. Those who inhabit the harsh, beautiful, blood-red land between Tucson and Fort Bowie have never seen the like of the Shadow Rider, who appears out of nowhere and vanishes just as suddenly in the desert heat. Now death and lies surround him again. Apache are under siege for murders they didn't commit. Cody's riding hell for leather into a war where nothing's what it seems. But his mission is to get to the truth... and to kill the cause of the bloody chaos ... even if it means laying down his own life.
Vengeance drives an ex-Confederate cavalry officer to do the unthinkable: fight alongside his old enemy-the Union Army.
Cattle rancher Brad Storm once survived a rattlesnake bite and exacted vengeance on his enemies. Because of that, he's known as Sidewinder. In the employ of a detective agency, Brad represents law and order, but to outlaws, he's as lethal-and unforgiving-as his namesake.
Zak Cody moves like a shadow across the land. An avenging angel appointed by the president, he dispenses justice swiftly, brutally and without mercy! THE APPROACHING STORM A rebellion is brewing in the New Mexico territories. An Indian who rides with white men-a Navajo renegade using the name of a legendary fallen warrior-is stirring up fear and rage and bloodlust. Under orders from President Grant, Zak Cody-the enigmatic enforcer they call "Shadow Rider"-heads into the unknown to confront the killer and make things right. But on bloody ground where, without motive or warning, an Indian raiding party has set upon defenseless victims, things are not what they seem. Cody senses that a snare is being set- and many more, guilty and innocent alike, will die if he can not avert the slaughter. His only hope is to spring the trap himself, and if the Shadow Rider's death is the consequence ... so be it.
A STING SO DEADLY After weeks of casing a ranch for its prized remuda, a gang of horse thieves pillage everything--leaving the owner's wife dead. Before the distraught man can drown himself in booze, Harry Pendergast of the Denver Detective Agency offers him a chance for vengeance. Because this time, the victim is Brad Storm...aka the Sidewinder. It seems that Brad's ranch isn't the only one that's been brutally hit. There's a huge reward to track down the powerful thieves. But the hunt won't be easy, taking the Sidewinder into dangerous territories and bloody battles. So when a showdown in Wild Horse Valley becomes imminent, Brad hatches a plan--one he hopes will have the villains recoiling in fear before the Sidewinder strikes back.
Chip Chippendale met Ransom Barnes after the War Between the States, when the two cowboys drove a herd up from Texas together. <P><P>But when Chip first laid eyes on Wyoming, he knew he was home, and the two friends split off on different trails.NEW ENEMIESEach man went on to own his own ranch, but when Ransom's home is attacked and burned by a marauding band of Cheyenne warriors, he is faced with ruin--and makes matters worse by gunning down the Cheyenne leader's son. A target of the most vicious renegade on the high plains, Ransom turns to his old friend Chip. And Chip never forgets his friends--even if it means making a few enemies.
A longhorn traildrive becomes a road to revenge for ramrodder Jock Kane, out to avenge the death of his bride by chasing down her killer-Jock's own brother, Abel.
Dagstaff has to drive 4,000 longhorns over a thousand miles up the Palo Duro trail, facing furious storms, Comanches, treacherous rivers-and a hired killer among his drivers.
Doc Blaine needs to drive 3,000 head of cattle from Texas to Kansas, and needs his sons Jared and Miles to help. Unfortunately, his sons are in love with the same woman-and have vowed to kill each other on sight...
The John Savage trilogy comes to an explosive conclusion. At long last John Savage has cornered Ollie Hobart-the man who murdered his family. But will the price of his vengeance be too high?
John Savage watched helplessly as his family and all of his friends were murdered by outlaws. Now, armed with the pearl-handled Colt pistol his father left him, he's going to bring these killers to justice.
Spur Award-winning author John Savage has destroyed the gang that murdered his family. Now he wants to work the land his kin died for-and find some measure of peace. But his desire for retribution is now a dark compulsion he can't shake. And the only way he can take back his legacy is to send one remorseless band of outlaws straight to fiery, blazing hell.
John Savage continues his relentless pursuit of the outlaws who murdered his family. But the gang's leader, Ollie Hobart, has even greater ambitions - -even if it means inciting war between the United States Cavalry and the Indian nations of the Western plains.
John Savage is on the trail of a merciless killer who has kidnapped the daughter of the woman he loves.
Driven equally by his duty to his nation's leader and by his need to avenge his father's murder, Zak Cody is on the trail of the gold-hungry killer who made him an orphan. But while he's taking down his adversary's hired guns every step of the way, their leader, Ben Trask, continues to elude him. And Trask is brewing up a poisonous stew of betrayal, death, and lies with the powerful help of someone at Fort Bowie--a plan that will bring about the terrible slaughter of a proud but volatile native people. The death storm is rolling relentlessly in--and Cody must battle time, bullets, and savage nature to reach the one man who might help him prevent a massacre--the warrior named Cochise.
A rebellion is brewing in the New Mexico territories. An Indian who rides with white men--a Navajo renegade using the name of a legendary fallen warrior--is stirring up fear and rage and bloodlust. Under orders from President Grant, Zak Cody--the enigmatic enforcer they call "Shadow Rider"--heads into the unknown to confront the killer and make things right. But on bloody ground where, without motive or warning, an Indian raiding party has set upon defenseless victims, things are not what they seem. Cody senses that a snare is being set--and many more, guilty and innocent alike, will die if he cannot avert the slaughter. His only hope is to spring the trap himself, and if the Shadow Rider's death is the consequence . . . so be it.
Cattle rancher Brad Storm was tracking one of his herd when fate set him within striking distance of a rattlesnake. Bitten and poisoned, he sent the serpent to meet its Maker but then lost consciousness. Saved by a Hopi medicine who believes Brad has inherited the spirit of the snake, he is given a new name -- Sidewinder. Brad doesn't believe in spirits, but when rustlers torch his ranch, steal his cattle, and kidnap his wife, Brad embraces his new identity.
The Spur Award-winning author continues the saga of The Vigilante.<P> Having killed the men who murdered his parents, Lew Zane wants to put the violence of the past behind him. But the cycle of violence continues when the family of the men Lew killed kidnap Seneca Jones, the love of his life.
The body of a sheep rancher is found headless, with a warning from a cattle baron known as "Snake": if the ranchers and their families don't leave the mountains, they will all die. The dead man's cousin demands justice, so he pays a visit to the Denver Detective Agency and acquires the services of Brad Storm, also known as "Sidewinder". So, armed with a new double-ought buck nicknamed "Snake Eyes", Brad heads to the mountains to hunt for a man just as deadly as he is...
When his parents were slaughtered by Arapahos, Jared Sunnedon and his sister Kate made it out alive, only to be taken prisoner. Then and there, they vow that if they are ever separated, they'll never give up the search for each other. After Kate is captured by Utes and sold off, Jared makes good on his promise and escapes. And there's no man alive and no stretch of wasted desert that's going to come between Jared and the only family he's got left.
Young Johnny Stagg's father had given him one piece of wisdom to live by-when you find yourself outnumbered, outgunned, or out of luck, head into the setting sun. Safety's always over the horizon. But Johnny's father was dead. Murdered in cold blood. Johnny has taken his vengeance upon the man responsible, but not without incurring the wrath of a crew of outlaw curs who aim to reunite Johnny with his father. Now, Johnny's riding hard west-hunted by a bloodthirsty band of murderers out to wreak their own revenge. But Johnny Stagg is going to lead them straight through hell to do it...
When a corrupt sheriff murders the woman Lew Zane loves, he takes it upon himself to deliver the only brand of justice the "lawman" understands.