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When a killer winter storm traps a pack of murderous bank robbers in Dodge, they take hostages and try to wait it out. But Marshall Dillon and his deputies aren't so patient when it comes to justice.
Marshal Matt Dillon keeps Dodge City safe from rustlers, gamblers, and desperados-and rejoins Doc Adams, Kitty Russell, and all the cherished characters from the classic TV series.
Marshal Matt Dillon and all of the other favorites from the long-running TV show are standing tall in this all-new Western adventure series. While rustlers and desperadoes fill the lawless frontier town of Dodge, Dillon is the one who sees that justice is done-whether it's served by the gavel or by the gun. ... Notorious killer Ed Flynn saved Marshal Dillon's life once, and now Matt is obliged to protect him against the Feeney gang-including the cold-blooded Jicarilla Kid. Matt is given three days to turn over Flynn before the gang burns Dodge to the ground. Into this powder keg rides poetry-spouting Englishman Charles Granville, a law-and-order crusader who's a crack shot with his fancy engraved Colt. But after two suspicious murders, it appears that Granville has a personal vendetta to settle and that Matt has three deadly gunmen to face-the Kid, Lee Feeney, and Granville. But Matt has an unlikely ally in a man he detests, a tubercular case who seems determined to take as many men with him to hell as he can-the man known as Doc Holliday PRAISE FOR JOSEPH A. WEST "Old-fashioned storytelling raised to the level of homegrown art, told in an American language that is almost gone." -Loren D. Estleman, Four-Time Spur Award-Winning Author
Buck Fletcher is facing a twenty-year sentence for a murder he didn't commit, but he just may have one chance at freedom.
Bounty Hunter John Tone was good at his job. Some would say ruthless. But when a nefarious criminal from the Barbary Coast makes him an offer he can?t refuse, Tone himself becomes the hunted one. <P><P>As the bounty hunter steels himself for a showdown, he may be loading the six chambers of his Colt for the last time?
An inexperienced cowpuncher with a solid work ethic, Dusty Hannah has earned the respect of his boss. Entrusted with $30,000 of the cattle rancher's gold, he must take the fortune across Texas's Red River by way of Indian territory, where the Apaches still reign. But the Apaches are the least of Dusty's concerns once word of the money reaches the ears of every desperado in the Southwest.
Former big city detective John McBride is an easygoing man? until a cold-blooded town sheriff warns him to mind his own business, or face a lynching. <P><P>Driven by his sense of justice, McBride takes on the sheriff, an evil mayor and his cruel psychotic son, and a small army of hired gunmen. Helped by a mysterious white-haired, quick-drawing preacher, McBride shoulders a task most men would flee from. But John McBride isn?t most men?
Transporting six cold-blooded convicts caged in a prison wagon across hard country, Deputy Marshal Logan Kane needs to watch his back and keep his Colt close at hand. There are rustlers, lynch mobs, and a New Orleans gang to contend with not to mention the convicts cronies looking to bust them loose. Kane is about to have his own cage rattled as he tries to keep this ride from being his last...
Western legend Ralph Compton lives on in the USA Today bestselling series.ARMAGEDDON IN ARIZONABuck Fletcher is facing a twenty-year sentence for a murder he didn't commit. But he just might have one chance at freedom. Senator Falcon Stark needs a man of Buck's notoriety and gunfighting skill to travel to northern Arizona--and locate his missing daughter.Estelle Stark has joined a doomsday cult led by the charismatic prophet known as the Chosen One--and she refuses to go home. To find her, Buck must elude a band of Apaches on the warpath before descending into the lair of a possible madman. But Buck's got competition on the trail--someone who has set his gunsights on Estelle....More Than Six Million Ralph Compton Books in Print
At fifty, cattle driver Sam Sawyer thinks he can finally dust off and retire, maybe open an eating house. But after a pack of Apache ambushes him and leaves him to die in Gila River country, he barely makes it to a remote ranch.<P><P> The owner, Hanna Stewart, has worked the desert spread with her young daughter ever since her husband went for a ride and never returned. For years, she's been victimized by the corrupt sheriff of Lost Mine, Vic Moseley. Turns out, Moseley's evil intentions don't stop with Hannah Stewart. And things are fixing to get downright bloody. After a lifetime in the saddle, Sam's about to ride not only the hardest trail of his life--but possibly the last....
Gunfighter Chance Tyree never looks for trouble. But in the Utah hills, he unknowingly rides into a war between small landowners and local rancher Quirt Latham. Now, with Latham determined to take him down, and a cold-blooded corrupt sheriff out for blood, Tyree's lightning-fast draw is the only chance of stopping a tyrant from taking over.
National bestselling Phenomenon When the Apache surrounded the settlement of Alma, New Mexico, the "respectable" townsfolk began hanging those who weren't. Town drunk E ddie Oates was lucky to be banished from the town, left for the Apaches to kill. <P><P>Oates never thought he was a survivor. But now, he's discovered a reason to go on-and he's about to unleash a raging fury upon those who would prey on the helpless, the hopeless, and those who others think aren't worth fighting for...
U.S. Deputy Marshal Augustus Crane must escort convicted bank robber Judah Welsh to Virginia City. But the townsfolk of Rawhide Flat still want their $30,000 back from Welsh?even if it means taking on Marshal Crane...
Infamous shootist Buck Fletcher heads for Montana's Two-Bit Creek to pay his respects at his parents' graves. <P><P>But what awaits him may land him six feet under as well: an unconscious lady bleeding from a head wound, who may be the victim of a range war brewing in the territory. Buck soon finds himself drawn into the escalating conflict--courted by one side, threatened by the other. What the feuding ranchers don't realize is that Buck's guns aren't for sale--and if anyone gives him trouble, he'll start shooting lead for free...
Lieutenant Steve Stryker has a score to settle with Rake Pierce, who's running guns to the Apaches. Pierce left him a scarred man and ruined his life. Now it's payback time...
The Whoop-Up Trail is two hundred miles of rough terrain between Montana and Canada, littered with spiky brushwood, crawling with clawed and fanged critters of all shapes and sizes, and traversed by hostile Indians and vicious outlaws. But for Luke Garrett-framed for a murder he didn't commit, saddled with five mail-order brides, driving what's left of his cattle herd, and pursued by vigilantes-it's the only chance for survival.
Reporter Lester Booker joins legendary gunfighter Rance March on the trail of a dangerous outlaw to learn how the West was really won.
Saddle up with Doc Holliday in this adventure from the USA Today bestselling series...A RACE AGAINST TIMEBuck Fletcher plans to race his horse for a $10,000 prize--money he needs to send his sick daughter to a faraway clinic. Then some outlaws steal his steed, and his daughter's last hope with it. Though it's been ten years since Buck slapped leather and traded lead with the badmen of the frontier, he's quick to fasten on his gun belt again for the chase.The thieves are led by Port Austin, a man who fears no retribution for the lives he takes--not with a ruthless band of brothers guarding his back. But Buck is not alone either. Doc Holliday, a legend of loyalty and ferocity, rides beside him, eager to help on a mission of vengeance--and a quest to save a little girl's life...More Than Six Million Ralph Compton Books in Print
Ordered to head west when a New York gangster puts a price on his head for killing his son, Detective Sergeant John McBride ends up in High Hopes, Colorado-a lawless boomtown where McBride quickly runs afoul of corrupt saloon owner Gamble Trask and his vicious hired guns. <P><P> When beautiful card dealer Shannon Roark asks for his protection, it's high time for one of New York's finest to dole out some frontier justice of his own.
John McBride purchased a restaurant in the town of Suicide, hoping to put his past behind him. But with marauding Apaches, vicious outlaws, and rising tensions amongst the townsfolk, Suicide is a powder keg waiting to explode-and McBride's presence just may be enough to light the fuse. . . .
Infamous shootist Buck Fletcher befriends a female victim of a range war and finds himself threatened by one side, courted by the other.
When the bones of the world's first Tyrannosaurus Rex are discovered in Montana cattle country-and the paleontologist responsible for the find is murdered-it's up to San Francisco detective Chester Wong to find the killer.
When a band of thieves steals Buck Fletcher's horse, he rides again to make wrong right--with Doc Holliday backing him up.