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Deadwood, South Dakota, held a special place in the pantheon of frontier hellholes. Even to a man like Wild Bill Hickok, that was the toughest town in the West, a town where only the strongest and most daring could survive. But that's exactly where Wild Bill had to go, whether he liked it or not. He was sent by the Pinkerton Agency to investigate a dangerous situation going on there. Three Pinkerton men had already been Killed when they went up against the Regulators and Bill was determined not to be the fourth.
Even among the toughest hardcases in the West, Abilene, Kansas, was known as pure hell on earth, a wide-open wild town that was reined in only briefly-when Wild Bill Hickok was its sheriff. Ever since he rode out of Abilene, Wild Bill had never wanted to go back. But now he had to. A lot of people were dying fast there. The Kansas Pacific Railroad was laying track where somebody obviously didn't want it, and bullets were flying thick and furious. The Pinkerton Agency needed their best operative to get to the bottom of it and that meant only one man-Wild Bill. But as hard as it was for Wild Bill to go back, he knew there was a bigger challenge ahead of him-staying alive once he got there.
Books 5 and 6 in the CHEYENNE series. BLOOD ON THE PLAINS A Cheyenne youth who had spent his whole life among frontier pioneers, Touch the Sky was hated and feared when he returned to his tribe. But suddenly Touch the Sky's life was in greater peril than ever. For greedy landgrabbers wanted to swindle his people out of their hunting grounds, and they would soak the plains with the blood of many warriors if Touch the Sky couldn't stop them. COMANCHE RAID Touch the Sky knew nothing of his people's enemies when he returned to the life of the Cheyenne. But during his first buffalo hunt, a band of Comanche attacked the tribe. Soon the silence of the prairie was shattered by the cries of the wounded and dying. Touch the Sky and his brother warriors had to fend off the vicious war party or they would be slaughtered like the mighty beasts of the Plains. One man's heroic search for a world he could call his own. Some violence.
This is another in the Judd Cole Cheyenne book series. Raised among frontier pioneers, Touch the Sky never feared losing his freedom. But to his people, the threat of being sold into bondage was very real. And when a notorious Spanish slave trader captured their women and children, Touch the Sky and his brother warriors raced to save them. It was a battle against time, and if the Cheyenne were too late, the glorious promise of their past would fade into a bleak and hopeless future. One man's heroic search for a world he could call his own.
A LIVING LEGEND Marshal, gunfighter, stage driver, and scout, Wild Bill Hickok had a legend as big and untamed as the West itself. No man was as good with a gun as Wild Bill, and few men used one as often. From Abilene to Deadwood, his name was known by alland feared by many. That's why he was hired by Allan Pinkerton's new detective agency to protect an eccentric inventor on a train ride through the worst badlands of the West. With hired thugs out to kill him and angry Sioux out for his scalp, Bill knew he had his work cut out for him. But even if he survived that, he had a still worse danger to face a jealous Calamity Jane.
Although he was raised by settlers, Touch the Sky was gifted with the strong powers of his ancestors. When he returned to the Cheyenne, the young brave had need of such skills to battle murderous frontiersmen and renegade Indians. Yet not even the mystical ways of a shaman could save his tribe from an outbreak of deadly disease. Racing against time and brutal foes, Touch the Sky had either to forsake his heritage and trust the white man's medicine-or prove his loyalty even as he watched his proud people die. Although this is the second book in the Cheyenne Series, it can be enjoyed fully without having read the first book.
All Wild Bill Hickok wanted as he set out for Santa Fe was a place to lie low for a while, to get away from the fame and notoriety that followed him wherever he went. But fame wasn't the only thing that stuck to Wild Bill like glue. He'd made a lot of enemies over the years. And one of them, Frank Tutt, had waited a good long time to taste sweet revenge.