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For decades, America has been ravaged by nuclear war, anarchy and disease; now it faces its bloodiest battle yet against the fires of religious intolerance. To millions of men and women, Simon Border is a saint who has the inside track to God. But to Ben Raines, Border is a dangerous hypocrite with an army of true believers who'll do anything they're ordered to do-like go on a holy war against Raines and the SUSA Rebels. Border has condemned Raines as the Antichrist and has vowed to destroy him, his followers and what remains of America. As the rabid religious leader puts into place the final piece of a chilling plan, Raines is going to need a miracle to stop him-and survive.
Simon Border is a saint who has the inside track to God, but to Ben Raines, he's a dangerous hypocrite with an army of true believers who'll do anything they're ordered to do.
An All-New Frontier Series from the Authors of The Family JensenIn a sprawling new saga that embodies the pioneer spirit, the masters of the Western introduce the Kerrigans, a rough-and-tumble clan of pioneers making their own way across darkest America led by a woman as ferocious as the Texas sun.MEET THE FAMILY THAT TAMED THE WILD WESTA strong, beautiful mother of five, Kate Kerrigan has made do since losing her husband in the bloody Battle of Shiloh. Now, two years after the Civil War, there's nothing left for them in Tennessee but poverty and bad memories. So Kate decides a better life awaits them in far-off West Texas. Thus begins a 1000-mile trek through some of the harshest and most dangerous territory on the frontier. But by pulling together, the Kerrigans discover the conviction to overcome the unimaginable hardships and the strength of spirit that will help them build one of the largest cattle empires in history of the American West.
The Greatest Western Writer Of The 21st CenturyOne man. One rifle. One way to take on the most vicious outlaws on the frontier... In the acclaimed new series by William and J.A. Johnstone, the bounty hunter known as Flintlock brings his trusty muzzleloader and a motherlode of courage into the most bitter and vicious battle he's ever had to fight. Blood In The Bayou Brewster Ritter had a warning for Flintlock: Do not cross the Sabine River. Ritter, the so-called Baron of the Bayou, is a vicious crime king still seething because Flintlock killed one of his gunmen in a Texas dustup. But Flintlock has his own powerful reasons for crossing into the nightmarish swamp country from East Texas. Now in an eerie land of mysterious mists, haunting cypress trees, snakes, gators, and black-hearted, trigger-happy war hogs, Ritter is waiting for Flintlock with enough men and guns to kill him ten times over. Flintlock knows what he's getting into, though, and losing is not an option. Because what's at stake is not just lives, or Ritter's criminal kingdom, but the future of a the very soul and survival of this land.
The world is stunned when a cocaine king begins his own country built on drugs, misery, and blood. Barrone and his team are to pay a visit to this new country and take out the drug king.
One of the most celebrated and controversial authors in America delivers his first novel--a sweeping chronicle of contemporary Los Angeles that is bold, exhilarating, and utterly original. Dozens of characters pass across the reader's sight lines--some never to be seen again--but James Frey lingers on a handful of LA's lost souls and captures the dramatic narrative of their lives: a bright, ambitious young Mexican-American woman who allows her future to be undone by a moment of searing humiliation; a supremely narcissistic action-movie star whose passion for the unattainable object of his affection nearly destroys him; a couple, both nineteen years old, who flee their suffocating hometown and struggle to survive on the fringes of the great city; and an aging Venice Beach alcoholic whose life is turned upside down when a meth-addled teenage girl shows up half-dead outside the restroom he calls home. Throughout this strikingly powerful novel there is the relentless drumbeat of the millions of other stories that, taken as a whole, describe a city, a culture, and an age. A dazzling tour de force, Bright Shiny Morning illuminates the joys, horrors, and unexpected fortunes of life and death in Los Angeles.
William W. Johnstone's epic westerns brilliantly pit the courage of a man alone against the rugged landscape of frontier America. Weaving actual historical characters and events with hoof-pounding suspense, Johnstone's new Frank Morgan adventure finds the West's last gunfighter facing his toughest enemy yet.Death Is Not The End--Sometimes It's Just The BeginningWhen Frank Morgan finds there's a price on his head, there's only one thing to do--kill the man who put it there--and if he avenges the death of his beloved doing so, the sweeter the justice. But the trail of revenge hides many an ambush. From hired killers to hooded night riders, there's no rest for the last gunfighter, especially when a beautiful young trick rider needs his help. Guns blazing, the dust never settling, vengeance comes to a showdown in a Nevada ghost town, where an army of gunmen lies in wait. . .
The Greatest Western Writer of The 21st CenturyIn his bestselling Last Gunfighter novels, William Johnstone chronicles a clash of adventurers, outlaws, lawmen and innocents. Among them all, one man with a gun stamped the frontier with a legend all his own. Journey Across A Killing Ground. . . Frank Morgan survived his first trip to Alaska. Barely. Now, in Western Canada, Morgan and a band of survivors encounter an arch enemy with a fortune in ill-gotten gains--money he'll use to supply murderous Metis rebels with stolen U. S. Army Gatling guns to use for a bloodbath--and the Last Gunfighter is now in their way. But before the rebels can kill him, a daring U. S. secret agent joins his side. In a harsh and untamed land, Frank Morgan will soon face the ultimate battle for survival--before an all-out civil war explodes.
The Greatest Western Writer Of The 21st CenturyIn his bestselling Last Gunfighter novels, William Johnstone chronicles a clash of adventurers, outlaws, lawmen and innocents. Among them all, one man with a gun stamped the frontier with a legend all his own.Journey Across A Killing Ground. . .Frank Morgan survived his first trip to Alaska. Barely. Now, in Western Canada, Morgan and a band of survivors encounter an arch enemy with a fortune in ill-gotten gains--money he'll use to supply murderous Metis rebels with stolen U.S. Army Gatling guns to use for a bloodbath--and the Last Gunfighter is now in their way. But before the rebels can kill him, a daring U.S. secret agent joins his side. In a harsh and untamed land, Frank Morgan will soon face the ultimate battle for survival--before an all-out civil war explodes.
From the harsh, windswept prairies to the rough and bare-knuckle mountain towns, USA Today bestseller William W. Johnstone has chronicled one man's epic journey of survival, justice and a longing for a place to call home. Now, Frank Morgan is a lone lawman in a living hell.Buckskin, Nevada, was once a boomtown, then died a peaceful death. But when a fresh vein of silver is struck, Morgan lets himself get pinned with a tin badge at the worst possible time. It's not the crooked gamblers, the petty swindlers, or the stray murderer or two that will give Morgan problems. Instead, the governor sends his militia unbidden, an iron fisted military commander has an agenda of his own, and an outlaw gang decides the time is ripe for an all-out assault on Buckskin. Now, to put out the fire that's stoking a murderous cauldron, the last gunfighter will break rules of law and God--and duel the men who've come to make a killing of their own--with Morgan their first target.
A lawman, a drifter, a legend--Frank Morgan returns to the town he once called home and ends up in the middle of a killing ground. . . Lethal Or Legal The Lucky Lizard is bad luck. Not that the Nevada mine is empty; it's full of silver. But the man who thinks he owns it fair and square is in for a very unpleasant surprise--a ruthless, hard driving Easterner named Dex Brighton shows up with a seemingly valid claim. Town marshal Frank Morgan has his suspicions, and sends for some San Francisco legal eagles. They don't make it to Buckskin alive. . . Now, Morgan realizes that Dex Brighton from back East is straight from Hell--with an army of stone-cold killers waiting in the hills. For the town of Buckskin, and the men and women caught in the wrong place at the wrong time, the battle now will be decided by lead, not law--with a final verdict written in blood. . .
A lawman, a drifter, a legend--Frank Morgan returns to the town he once called home and ends up in the middle of a killing ground. . . Lethal Or Legal The Lucky Lizard is bad luck. Not that the Nevada mine is empty; its full of silver. But the man who thinks he owns it fair and square is in for a very unpleasant surprise--a ruthless, hard driving Easterner named Dex Brighton shows up with a seemingly valid claim. Town marshal Frank Morgan has his suspicions, and sends for some San Francisco legal eagles. They dont make it to Buckskin alive. . . Now, Morgan realizes that Dex Brighton from back East is straight from Hell--with an army of stone-cold killers waiting in the hills. For the town of Buckskin, and the men and women caught in the wrong place at the wrong time, the battle now will be decided by lead, not law--with a final verdict written in blood. . .
In William Johnstone's bestselling The Last Gunfighter, Frank Morgan is the last of his kind--until he confronts a young gun who shares his name, skill, and maybe even his blood. . .Like Father. Like Son. Like Hell.Frank Morgan has one son he knows of--and Kid Morgan has become famous in his own right. But in Montana, Frank comes face-to-face with a young man with a deadly swagger and a stunning claim: that he's Frank's son, too. And he's here to gun his old man down. For Frank, the first thing to do is find out if Brady Morgan is truly his own flesh and blood. That means tracking down a woman he once loved, and then untangling her lies, lust and a scheme to steal prime Montana ranchland. Suddenly, Frank is in the middle of an exploding range war--and he's standing on the opposite side from young Brady Morgan. In a clash of guns and greed, two Morgans will face each other one last time: to decide who will live and who will die . . .
In his towering Last Gunfighter series, USA Today bestseller William Johnstone chronicles a frontier legend--a drifter, a fighter and a man you only want on your side. . .Before It Was The City Of Angels, It Was A Perfect Place To Die With The Devil When Frank Morgan gets to a town called Los Angeles, he can see the forces gathering around him. For the Spanish landowners, wealth is measured in cattle on the open range. For hardnosed oilmen, a fortune is in the ground--in the form of shining black crude oil...When blood is spilled on the sun-seared land, Morgan allies himself with a beautiful, widowed rancher--even as he cuts a deal with an ambitious wildcatter. Morgan is not trying out treachery. He's just trying to get to the truth about a cycle of violence that's about to explode. But when he discovers that a third party has entered the fray, Morgan knows the rules have changed and justice will only be forged with bullets.
In his epic saga of bloodshed and bullets, USA Today bestseller William Johnstone follows the violent trail of gunfighting legend Frank Morgan. Now this lone hero is about to come face to face with another kind of legend--one that stalks the woods of northern California. . . Half Man, Half Beast, All Terror It kills like an animal. Growling Clawing. Ripping. The loggers call it "The Terror of the Redwoods. " A local timber baron has put a bounty on the hide of this man-beast, and the woods are teeming with so many trigger-happy dolts and half-cocked drunkards that someone's bound to get hurt--and bad. Frank Morgan doesn't believe in such creatures and decides to get to the bottom of this tall tale. But when he meets the timber baron's beautiful daughter, all bets are off. Something is out there. Someone's set a trap. And Morgan just stuck his Bigfoot right into it. . .
In his epic saga of bloodshed and bullets, USA Today bestseller William Johnstone follows the violent trail of gunfighting legend Frank Morgan. Now this lone hero is about to come face to face with another kind of legend--one that stalks the woods of northern California. . . Half Man, Half Beast, All Terror It kills like an animal. Growling Clawing. Ripping. The loggers call it "The Terror of the Redwoods." A local timber baron has put a bounty on the hide of this man-beast, and the woods are teeming with so many trigger-happy dolts and half-cocked drunkards that someone's bound to get hurt--and bad. Frank Morgan doesn't believe in such creatures and decides to get to the bottom of this tall tale. But when he meets the timber baron's beautiful daughter, all bets are off. Something is out there. Someone's set a trap. And Morgan just stuck his Bigfoot right into it. . .
William Johnstone's bestselling The Last Gunfighter novels have become a new classic in frontier adventure. Now, Frank Morgan, the last of a dying breed, sets off from the Pacific Northwest for Alaska--and into a raging blizzard of violence and death.A Hail Of Lead. . ..It was a favor to a dead friend: Frank Morgan is shepherding a group of mail-order brides to a brawling Alaska boomtown called Skagway. A bushwhacking, a storm-racked sea voyage, and an anything-but-friendly reception isn't enough to stop Morgan and his blushing brides. But a beautiful woman has a lucrative plot on her mind--in the wild, wild north where men are mad with greed and loneliness. Now the last gunfighter will need skills he didn't know he had--plus a few he knows he does. Because this Alaska winter has turned into a death trap. And only the brave, the fierce and the lucky will be alive to see the winter thaw. . .
William W. Johnstone is one of the greatest storytellers to chronicle the spectacle and drama of life in a young America. In this extraordinary novel, Johnstone tells the epic story of a young man from the Ozark Mountains who journeys west to the violent lands of Colorado Territory and learns to be lightning with a gun--and destined to become the last of a breed. Kirby Jensen is a big, rawboned boy whose family is shattered by the Civil War, heading west with a father haunted by a secret from the war and by everything he has lost. Father and son meet a man reeking of the wilderness, who calls himself "Preacher," and leads them into a sudden fight with renegade Pawnee Indians. In a matter of moments, in a storm of gunsmoke and blood, Kirby Jensen finds his calling, and is christened with a new name... He is now Smoke Jensen, who learns the ways of survival and warfare from Preacher, falling in love with a beautiful young woman, and discovering the cruel truth behind what drove his father to an early grave. As Smoke becomes one with the rugged land, he knows the raging violence that courses through his own blood, and he knows the story of the gold, traitors, and killers that his father tried to shield him from. For a time, Smoke keeps his rage at bay. But Preacher will ultimately lead him to the most dangerous place a man can be. Smoke Jensen--and his skill with a gun became a legend, the law has become an enemy, and gunmen are coming with a mission: to slaughter the people Smoke Jensen loves most. Vivid, fast-paced and pulsing with passion, THE LAST MOUNTAIN MAN is the classic saga of a man driven into a battle on the American frontier that will ultimately decide the fate of a new land.
Clint Black runs the biggest operation in Montana. He has his own personal army of cutthroats--and he doesn't like competition. The trouble begins when Smoke Jensen brings 3,500 head up from Colorado to sell to Black's neighbor. More bloodthirsty than businesslike, Clint sets up a roadblock, backed by the biggest guns in the territory. Then he sends word out to Smoke Jensen: back down or die.
Major Cosgrove not only owned the small gold mining town of Red Light. lock, stock and barrel, he thought he owned everyone in it--until Smoke Jensen rode in to prove otherwise. All Smoke wanted was to settle up the estate of his late sister, but the ranch that came with it was smack dab in the middle of the gold fields, and there were some who suspected the ground below was worth a sight more than the cattle graze on top. It wasn't long before a hundred imported gun-toughs galloped in, and all that stood between Major Cosgrove and a brand new gold dig was six-feet of lean, hard danger who was reputed to be the fastest gun alive. Raised in the high lonesome of the rugged Rockies by an old mountain man named Preacher, Smoke Jensen had felt the biting sting of an outlaw's bullet more than once. He knew that out here in the western Montana gold country, the only law that counted were the men and the guns they carried. But he also knew if Cosgrove figgered 100-1 odds were good enough to drive Smoke off the land, then the man who owned the town of Red Light stood a better'n even chance of ownin' no face at his funeral!
SIX-GUN JUSTICE Smoke Jensen was the last mountain man and the quickest draw in the West. But he was tired of fighting every punk who wanted to make a reputation for himself, so he hung up his .45s. It didn't last long. Like Jensen, the two Mexican gunfighters known as Carbone and Martine had put away their six-guns, married and turned to ranching down in Durango. Then they came up against an army of outlaws under a warlord who called himself Carvajal. That was when they called on Smoke Jensen. Smoke didn't waste a minute.When your friends called, you came running. Carvajal laughed when he heard that Smoke Jensen was on the way. After all, what could one man do? He was about to find out...
BIG AS A BEAR, SLY AS A COUGAR, MEAN AS A RATTLESNAKE... HIS NAME IS SMOKE JENSEN: MOUNTAIN MAN. Smoke Jensen is the most powerful man on the Sugarloaf frontier--and he's all that stands between a greedy group of Eastern slickers and their schemes for a criminal empire in the Rockies. When Smoke heads back to Boston with his wife, it gives his enemies the opening they'd been waiting for: to kill the mountain man and take over the West. But even on the unfamiliar turf of back alleys and teeming docks, Smoke is more than most men can handle...until his wife is kidnapped. Now Smoke is in a fury and in this fight all the way from Bostonback to Dodge City and on up to Yellowstone, where a brutal showdown with a gang of hired guns awaits...and where, in a blazing hail of bullets and blood, the legend of the big man is about to grow even bigger...
NOTHING PUTS THE FIGHT IN SMOKE JENSEN LIKE A WAR FOR WHAT'S RIGHT There were some who knew Smoke Jensen as a hero...and there were others who believed the dark side of the legend--that he was an outlaw who'd killed over 300 men. But when Smoke wakes up with a gut-wrenching headache in a New Mexico jail cell, he feels as helpless as a newly whelped cougar cub--with a lease on his life shorter than the blink of an eye. Somehow, Smoke's got to make it out--and escape the hide-hungry lynch mob that's after him for a murder he didn't commit. Then he's got to find his way through the hate and into the trust of the beautiful widow of the rancher they say Smoke gunned down. Because Smoke Jensen's all she's got standing between her and the cunning killers out for land...and blood. As the saying goes, where there's Smoke...
BIG CITY JUSTICE In the depth of a cruel High Lonesome winter comes a cryptic message for Smoke Jensen. The letter tells of skullduggery by gold barons, railroad magnates and Chinese tongs in San Francisco. Smoke knows only one person in the city by the bay: the well-rounded, open-natured Francie, mistress of one of the town's most notorious pleasure palaces. Smoke once rescued her from raiding Cheyenne, but now Madame Francie is mysteriously dead...and Smoke's arrival in San Francisco is less than welcoming. Then, on the waterfront, he learns of a plot by the wealthy, the mighty, and the deadly to expand their stronghold over the region's gold-rich lands. Beating a trail into the High Sierras, Smoke recruits a band of angry prospectors, ranchers and farmers for a final showdown that could be the end of Smoke Jensen....
A hard term in Yuma Prison gave Ralph Tinsdale and his sidekicks some time to work up a deep hatred for Smoke Jensen, the man who put them there. Now having escaped, they possess a posse of 40 men and the price on Smoke Jensen's head is 20 grand. With Jensen's wife shanghaied into Tinsdale's deadly trap, Smoke knows there's more at stake than his own life.