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Deputy U.S. Marshal Custis Long must travel to the town of Helldorado to capture Erroll "Bone" McCluskey-but the outlaw populace aren't about to let a lawdog take one of their own without a gunfight.
Longarm faces a town with a deadly dilemma. Needing a safe place to keep a murderous fugitive for the night, Longarm stops at the prosperous settlement of Val Verde. But it turns out that the town has a bone to pick with Longarm's captive- and is set on exacting their own brand of justice.
It's Longarm against the clock... Like every man condemned to die, Bird claims he's innocent, but something in Longarm believes him. So he's set out to pin the real killer, although finding the suspected cowhand could prove a challenge- and time's a-ticking.
When his boss's beautiful sister disappears right after her wedding, Longarm's the best man to get her back. If the groom hurts one hair on her head, Longarm will take his own vow-of vengeance. .
A judge and his wife have disappeared while boating on the Colorado River. Three river guides have had their throats slit. And Longarm will have to keep his head above water as he battles the ruthless river rats-or he may find himself up the creek without a paddle. .
MISSING LINK Deputy Marshal Link St. Clair is missing in action. Last seen hot on the trail of train robbers outside of Cheyenne, the lost lawman hasn't been heard from since--and now it's the job of Deputy Marshal Custis Long to find the fed. But Longarm is disturbed by an odd coincidence--a beautiful young widow he saved on the streets of Denver has also disappeared without a trace. Her last name? St. Clair. Once Longarm arrives in Cheyenne to unravel the mystery, he encounters a twisted trail of bloody murder, opium addiction, deadly deceit, and hidden gold. It turns out neither Lilly or Link St. Clair are what they appear. Only one thing is certain--both of them are far from saints...
DADDY'S LITTLE DOUBLE CROSSERLongarm has tangled with some dirty double-crossers in his day, but the luscious Lacy Sackett may be the dirtiest of them all. She's used her feminine wiles to hoodwink a long list of men--her banker father, the outlaws who've robbed her father's bank, clueless cavalry Captain Dickie Shafter, and even Deputy U.S. Marshal Custis Long. The lawman is determined to bring in the curvaceous catamount--no matter how many scratches he gets--and recover the loot she's hidden from her partners in crime. But until he's turned her in, he'd better not turn his back on her...
WHO'S BAYING AT THE MOON? The town of Crazy Kate, once known as Little Bucharest, was renamed after Katarina Barkova not only went mad after a wolf killed her beau but--legend has it--turned into a werewolf. When Longarm rides in with a prisoner in tow, the townspeople have a haunted look in their eyes. His arrival coincides with the next full moon--and the outlaw with him bears the marks of a wolf attack. The local law may be armed to the teeth with silver bullets, but Longarm aims to get to the bottom of the werewolf legend. Accompanied by a frisky general's daughter and his Winchester '73, he's ready for anything. But as the full moon rises, the lawman expects he's in for a long night...and a whole pack of trouble.
SOME SOILED DOVES ARE DIRTIER THAN OTHERS... When Deputy U.S. Marshal Custis Long's boss, Billy Vail, sends him to the town of Salt Springs in New Mexico Territory to investigate a possibly crooked lawman, he needs a good cover. Whiskey salesman, wandering gambler, and doctor specializing in female complaints are all ruled out. Land speculator should be safe, Billy decides. But Longarm still manages to get himself into some trouble when he books a room in the town's only hotel, which also happens to be a brothel. Longarm quickly learns there's more going on behind closed doors than good times. Some of the ladies of the world's oldest profession may be moonlighting...as stagecoach robbers.
WHAT A PAIR! The Olsen sisters are as beautiful as they are deadly. Hilda and Pearl were twin mistresses to Senator Taft Baker of Sacramento, California, but now the polygamous politician has been shot to death in his bed--and the sisters are nowhere to be found. Word is, they've fled to Denver, where it's up to Deputy U.S. Marshal Custis Long to bring the diabolical duo to justice--on the double! While the sisters may be identical in appearance, they turn out to be as different as night and day when it comes to temperament. Evil twin Pearl aims to blast Longarm with both barrels, while Hilda is more interested in doubling his pleasure. This time the lawman will have to think twice before making his move--or the Olsen twins may just be the death of him...
His prisoner had help--but Longarm never saw who it was. The backshooter's bullet creased the nape of his neck, knocking him from his horse and rendering him unconscious. Eager to make his getaway, Alton Gray made a fatal error--he didn't take a moment to confirm that the lawman was dead. Now Deputy U.S. Marshal Custis Long is back on the trail of the runaway prisoner--and his ambushing accomplice. A corrupt town marshal and a wily woman of ill repute may lead him to the elusive escapee, but to finish the job he started, Longarm will have to stick his neck out one more time...
WHITE LIGHTNING One good lawman has already been murdered in pursuit of Missouri moonshiners who could care less if their rotgut leaves a person blind--or even dead. Now it's Deputy U.S. Marshal Custis Long's turn to search out their stills and make sure these moonshiners don't see the light of day.But as Longarm explores the back country, he learns there's far more at stake than selling bad hooch to the locals. Intoxicated by greed, one man is behind an ambitious whiskey-running operation to sell firewater--and firearms--to the Indians. It's up to Longarm to give this liquor-lugging lunatic a shot and a chaser of a little something called justice...
MAKIN' BACONAfter Bethlehem Bacon's husband goes missing while out surveying on the Wind River Indian Reservation, Deputy U.S. Marshal Custis Long heads out to Wyoming Territory to lead the search. And when the beautiful Beth insists on accompanying him, Longarm finds himself distracted by desire for the sizzling Mrs. Bacon.But bushwhackers' bullets quickly bring Longarm's senses back into sharp focus. Someone is trying to stop them from learning her husband's fate. Once they reach the reservation, Longarm realizes he may have jumped from the frying pan into the fire. With shooters on every bluff, the lawman will have to rely on steely nerves, a quick draw and a steady aim to smoke out the fatback bastards and save their bacon...
IN THE LAWLESS WEST, ONE MAN STAMPS OUT CRIMEMild-mannered postal thief Brian Henry is not about to give Deputy U.S. Marshal Custis Long any trouble on the ride back to Denver for trial. After being double-crossed by a tantalizing temptress who took his money, Brian is good and licked.In fact, when Longarm is pistol-whipped by highwaymen, it's his polite prisoner who comes to his aid and makes no attempt to escape as the lawman rides off to rescue a beautiful woman kidnapped by the desperadoes.But when the gun smoke clears, will this be Longarm's last showdown?
When two local politicos turn up dead, one self-righteous Arizona town pins it on the local madame. Longarm, on the other hand, would like to find out how "Big Lips" Lilly earned her name.
Ivan Kane, the Marshal of Bodie, Nevada, is pulling guns on anyone who eyes him wrong. Though he's always been quick on the trigger, these days he seems to be losing his mind as fast as his bullets. And what's worse, he's taking protection funds from local merchants. But Kane better start protecting himself, because Longarm's guns are loaded and ready to blow the marshal away.
Charlie Cade was a small-time mail thief. So maybe Deputy U. S. Marshal Custis Long's guard was down-until a lady passenger poked a gun in his ribs and her partner pulled over their stagecoach. The couple took Long's Colt . 45-and then they took away his prisoner. And Longarm wants them both back.
U.S. Marshal Custis Long finally settling down and getting hitched? Can it be? Not only that, but the lady in question, one bodacious Miss Lizzy Holden, also wants him to turn in his badge. Can Longarm choose between love and the law?
LUCK BE A LADY At first glance one might think fortune has smiled on the lovely, redheaded Lucy Horton. But as U. S. Marshal Custis Long soon discovers, she is fleeing a tragic past in Philadelphia--and dodging armed assassins on the streets of Denver. In order to protect her, Longarm needs to know who wants her dead. Unfortunately Lucy is playing her cards close to her ample chest. But as her past continues to catch up with her, Lucy's buried secrets may land them both in an early grave... .
Deputy Marshal Custis Long has partnered up with an arrogant French aristocrat in a race for lost treasure-but somebody keeps shooting at them. And Longarm doesn't consider lead for gold a fair trade.
BURNING BED In her youth, her fiery temper and wild ways earned her the nickname Naughty Nellie. But this close kin to Marshal Billy Vail is no killer--at least Billy doesn't think so. A jury in Carson City disagrees, and they've sentenced Nellie to hang for burning her husband alive in their marriage bed. Billy has always turned to his best deputy marshal to put out his fires--but this time it's personal. Longarm barely has time to rekindle his romance with a Denver waitress before he lights out for Carson City. After he sees Nellie, he's determined to make sure an innocent widow doesn't go to the gallows--and a match-happy murderer burns in hell... .
After a pistol-whipping from Sierra Sue, Longarm can barely remember who he is. But as the cobwebs start to clear, he's determined to bring the feisty female to justice.
LAUGHING ALL THE WAY TO THE BANK There's nothing funny about the cold-blooded crimes of the bank robber and murderer known as Laughing Lyle May. After he robbed the Stoneville bank, he trapped the tellers and patrons inside--and set the place ablaze. Now Deputy Marshal Custis Long is on the heinous hyena's trail, tracking him to a little town called Nowhere. There he discovers Lyle--wounded and unconscious on a doctor's table--but the stolen loot is nowhere to be found. No one seems to have seen the cash, though a preacher's amorous daughter offers to let the lawman search her. Longarm is sure someone is up to some funny business, and he's determined to make sure they don't have the last laugh... .
Longarm comes to Fort Marion to extradite prisoner Anton Gardner, who robbed a military payroll and killed seven men. But when he's set upon by too many enemies to handle, Gardner escapes with Longarm's badge and impersonates him. One thing's for sure. . . Longarm is not down for the count. .
ALL THAT HAVEN WILL ALLOW. . . After some Arizona Rangers and U. S. marshals are bushwhacked while looking for a stolen cache of gold, it's Longarm's turn to ride down to the border town of Holy Defiance to find the killers and the loot. At his side is the heavenly Haven Delacroix, a pretty Pinkerton agent who is Longarm's match in more ways than one. The Pinkertons always get their man--and Haven is no exception. As they tangle with banditos, Apaches, and a wealthy ranch owner and his wild wife, Longarm and Haven are in for a hell of a ride... .