The Greatest Western Writer Of The 21st Century The kind of man for whom God created the gun, Smoke Jensen stands as a force of will in the brutal, lawless west. Messing with his wife is a bad idea. . . Into The Valley Of DeathSally has traveled to the silver-mining town of Goth, Colorado to open a restaurant with a friend. That's where she crosses paths with five bank robbers in a hurry to strike it rich. With the local sheriff lying dead in a pool of blood, Sally fights for her life while a frontier surgeon tries to work a miracle. Burning with fury, armed with a gun and a badge, Smoke Jenson goes on the hunt--a posse of one against a gang of outlaws more dangerous than he can know. Soon, Smoke is being lured into a trap at a place called Black Canyon--a deep, dark valley of death, from which only one man will emerge alive. . .
From the masters of frontier fiction comes a holiday tale set in the very heart of America--a Western saga of courageous souls coming together, with a little help from the Jensen family. . . In the fall of 1873, a wagon train of immigrants sets off from Kansas City, Missouri, bound for the Montana Territory. Leading the group is newly elected wagonmaster Jamie Ian MacCallister, a giant of a man and frontier legend who swears he can get them there by Christmas--come hell or high snow drifts. . . Plagued by brutally harsh storms and rugged terrain, outlaws and hostile Indians, the journey will be the greatest challenge these pioneers will ever face. But when things look nearly hopeless, help arrives in the form of two unlikely saviors: an old mountain man known as Preacher and legendary frontiersman Smoke Jensen. Two hard-willed men who believe in the settlers' dreams with all their hearts--and who will get them to their destination by Christmas. Even if it takes a miracle. . .
From their towering westerns to their edgy thrillers Home Invasion and The Blood of Patriots, William W. Johnstone and J. A. Johnstone capture the true American spirit. In this electrifying new thriller--torn from today's headlines--they put us on the frontlines of a new war: for the future of America itself. Stand Together--Or Die Alone. . . The Shady Hill Mobile Home Park isn't shady or hilly--this is West Texas after all. To military vet John Howard Stark, it's home. And worth fighting for. A vicious Mexican drug cartel starts terrorizing the residents of Shady Hill--retirees mostly--leaving severed heads in vegetable gardens to scare them out. As usual, the Feds and the local police run for cover. The good people of Shady Hill make a stand, electing Stark as their chief of police. Once a rancher, always a Texan, Stark and his fellow patriots send the Mexican cartel into a bloodthirsty fury by daring to fight back: the bad guys start slaughtering innocent high school students. The God-fearing folks of Shady Hill are totally on their own and deep in the heart of a bloody battle that can only end in a fight for survival, liberty. . . or death.
The Greatest Western Writers Of The 21st CenturyYoung Matt Bodine and Sam Two Wolves. One is a rancher's son. The other a Half Breed outcast. To kill one you'd have to kill them both. And that would take an army--and a whole lot of luck. . . A Hundred Ways To Kill. . . And Twice As Many Ways To DieHeading west to San Diego some honest pilgrims paid ten men good money to keep their wagon train safe. Soon word comes to Tombstone, where Matt Bodine and Sam Two Wolves are wearing out their welcome gambling with Wyatt Earp. The wagon train's guards turned against their charges and headed off to Mexico with six young pioneer girls captive. Everyone knows the tortures of the damned that await the girls in the hellholes south of the border. But only Matt and Sam will do something about it. But it's going to take more than their bravery and shooting skills to rescue those girls from the merciless white slavers. On the way to Mexico Matt and Sam ride into a war party of Apaches. They'll be facing outlaws and furious Apaches at the same time. For two blood brothers, the idea is to rescue those girls and blast their way North to freedom--no matter how many bullets it takes, or how many guns are shooting back. . .
The Greatest Western Writer Of The 21st CenturyYoung Matt Bodine and Sam Two Wolves became blood brothers on the day the rancher's son saved the half breed's life, forging a bond no one could ever break. As years passed, a legend grew of the half breed and the white man who rode together--and when the situation demands, kill together. In Arizona Territory, you can't keep trouble from coming, but when it does, you don't have to offer it a chair. And trouble always comes. When Matt and Sam are ambushed by a violent gang led by the scurrilous Zack Jardine, who has his own reasons for wanting the blood brothers dead, Matt is badly wounded. After leaving Matt in a Navajo village to get patched up, Sam rides off hot on the trail of the Jardine Gang. Sam finds the cutthroats selling guns to the Indians, a move that will likely explode into an all-out tribal war. Outnumbered and outgunned, the blood brothers aim to settle Zack Jardine's hash once and for all--with a little luck, a lot of bullets, and the courage to shoot true.
Young Matt Bodine and Sam Two Wolves became blood brothers on the day the rancher's son saved the half breed's life, forging a bond no one could ever break. As years passed, a legend grew of the half breed and the white man who rode together--and pulled iron faster than anyone in the West. . . A madman and a killer, Preacher Joshua Shade is on a long journey to Yuma Prison and a date with the hangman. But Matt Bodine and Sam Two Wolves doubt that Shade will ever keep that date. The outlaw has a legion of fanatical, bloodthirsty followers. Matt and Sam are shadowing Shade's convoy--just in case. . . The blood brothers are dead right--and wrong as hell. When the time comes, Shade is sprung, a beautiful young woman is taken with him, and it's up to Matt and Sam to hunt them to a heavily guarded hideout. But they don't know that the case of Joshua Shade reaches into the highest level of the federal government . . . Or that they're now facing a deadly trap designed to kill anyone in pursuit--no matter how far you've come, or how fast you draw your gun. . .
The acclaimed authors of Home Invasion and Border War unload the explosive story of the deadliest conspiracy against the US in American history--and in our very own back yard. . . God--Their GodNYPD detective John Ward is all for religious freedom, but when he tries to bust a street vendor peddling phony Rolexes, he's suspended from the force--the latest casualty of political correctness. He decides to leaves the city and visit his ex-wife and daughter in Colorado. When he arrives in the peaceful town of Basalt, he makes a shocking discovery: certain foreigners are taking over, buying up buildings, purchasing land, setting up training camps and planning. . . what? With Liberty And Justice For None Like an army, they've descended on the town. They've set up their homes like military barracks, forcing their way of life on the community and bending our laws against us. Ward doesn't like the looks of it. And the deeper he digs, the closer he gets to the truth: The enemy is here, on American soil. And if we don't stand and fight--like our nation's forefathers--we can kiss freedom goodbye.
Strike Like An Eagle Stand Like A Man Falcon MacCallister never thought hed wear army brass. But Colorado is about to join the Union--and the would-be state has just made him Lt. Colonel in its Home Guard. Then, before his military career can take off, Falcon loses one of his men and two deadly new Gatling guns to a murderous ambush. Falcon is going to get those Gatling guns back--before they kill the wrong people. Tracing the missing guns to Eastern Montana, Falcon teams up with a scout named Isiah Dorman. Falcon and Dorman are spearheading a battle against the Sioux--in the shadow of the disastrous Little Big Horn slaughter. For the two men, survival along the Little Bighorn is going to mean breaking rules, standing strong, standing together--and holding off a deadly onslaught with only a few guns against many. . .
Four Brothers. One Dream. From William W. Johnstone, the master of the epic Western, comes a bold new series set in the harsh, untamed New Mexico Territorywhere four bravehearted brothers struggle to work the land, keep the peace, and fight for the dream of America. The Saga Begins. . . The War Between the States has ended. Now, driven from Texas by carpetbaggers, former CSA Colonel Shamus O'Brien sets off for a new frontierNew Mexico. Here, where land is cheap, bandits shoot to kill, and rustlers rule the night, it takes more than one man to run a ranch. So he offers a partnership to his eldest son, Jacob, with equal shares going to his sons Sam, Patrick, and Shawn. Together, the brothers O'Brien will defend their homestead, the Dromore, in this violent, lawless land. . . and when necessary, administer their own brand of frontier justice.
On November 3, 1908, in the town of San Vicente, suspected of stealing a mining company payroll, Butch Cassidy was killed in a bloody shootout by the Bolivian Army. OR'WAS HE? In a small Texas town in 1950, a man from the Pinkerton Detective Agency interrupts an old-timer's daily game of dominos to learn the truth about Butch Cassidy--who is still alive and well and sitting right in front of him... So begins the novel of the West's most legendary outlaw--as told by America's master storytellers, William W. Johnstone and J.A.Johnstone. Butch Cassidy The Lost Years reveals the stunning secret behind that infamous shootout in Bolivia that claimed the lives' of the Sundance Kid and, allegedly, Butch himself. For years, there were rumors that Cassidy survived. Now, almost half a century later, an old man playing dominos tells the real story of his,life and times, legend be damned. After fleeing South America and informing the beautiful Etta Place that her beloved Sundance, is dead, Butch returns to Texas searching for a place to call home. When he comes across a dying rancher who'd been shot by some rustlers, Butch promises to avenge him--and take over the ranch after his death. Assuming the name Jim Strickland, Butch tries to start a fresh new chapter in his life. But even with his old gang gone and his outlaw past behind him, trouble has a way of finding Butch. Cruel injustice--in the form of a corrupt railroad baron--pulls him into the most dangerous train robbery he's ever attempted. But if Butch Cassidy is going to ride again, it'll have to be with a newer, and wilder, Wild Bunch... Filled with page-turning action and authentic historic details, Butch Cassidy The Lost Years is a exciting and fitting tribute to a true American original. Robert LeRoy Parker. Butch to his. friends. Mr. Cassidy to those on the business end of his gun.
"Readers of Johnstone's many westerns appreciate his taut writing and good storytelling. " --Examiner. com"Engaging and entertaining. " --Spur and Lock on The Brothers O'BrienOn November 3, 1908, in the town of San Vicente, suspected of stealing a mining company payroll, Butch Cassidy was killed in a bloody shootout by the Bolivian Army. Or was he?In a small Texas town in 1950, a man from the Pinkerton Detective Agency interrupts an old-timer's daily game of dominos to learn the truth about Butch Cassidy--who is still alive and well and sitting right in front of him. . . So begins the novel of the West's most legendary outlaw--as told by America's master storytellers, William W. Johnstone and J. A. Johnstone. Butch Cassidy The Lost Years reveals the stunning secret behind that infamous shootout in Bolivia that claimed the lives of the Sundance Kid and, allegedly, Butch himself. For years, there were rumors that Cassidy survived. Now, almost half a century later, an old man playing dominos tells the real story of his life and times, legend be damned. After fleeing South America and informing the beautiful Etta Place that her beloved Sundance is dead, Butch returns to Texas searching for a place to call home. When he comes across a dying rancher who'd been shot by some rustlers, Butch promises to avenge him--and take over the ranch after his death. Assuming the name Jim Strickland, Butch tries to start a fresh new chapter in his life. But even with his old gang gone and his outlaw past behind him, trouble has a way of finding Butch. Cruel injustice--in the form of a corrupt railroad baron--pulls him into the most dangerous train robbery he's ever attempted. But if Butch Cassidy is going to ride again, it'll have to be with a newer, and wilder, Wild Bunch. . . Filled with page-turning action and authentic historic details, Butch Cassidy The Lost Years is an exciting and fitting tribute to a true American original. Robert LeRoy Parker. Butch to his friends. Mr. Cassidy to those on the business end of his gun.
The Greatest Western Writer Of The 21st CenturyIn Montana Territory, one name above all others strikes fear and hatred in the hearts of the Crow Indians--John Jackson, better known these days as Liver-Eating Jackson. Consumed by grief and rage, the mountain man has brutally killed ten braves so far in his one-man war of vengeance against the Crow, who murdered his beloved wife. Smoke Jensen knows Jackson by another name--"friend. " He's not sure to what extent Jackson's exploits are true--devastating loss and frontier savagery have certainly driven lesser men mad. While doing some trapping in the territory, Smoke hears that twenty of the Crow's most fearsome warriors have banded together to hunt down their nemesis. Without a second thought, he rushes to his old friend's aid. But even with Smoke Jensen at his side, the fierce and fearless Liver-Eating Jackson may not be able to beat the odds this time. . .
The Greatest Western Writer Of The 21st Century USA Today bestselling novelists William W. Johnstone and J. A. Johnstone unleash the saga of Falcon MacCallister--wanderer, lawman, heir to a Western family that raised him on courage, vigilance, and gunsmoke. This Is No Day To Die In Sorrento, Texas, there is only one law: the hangman's law. Right now the condemned waits for his last meal in a cramped jail cell. But Falcon MacCallister will not go quietly to the gallows. . . Falcon was called to Sorrento by a crusading newspaper reporter trying to expose a conspiracy of greed and corruption--with innocent men dying at the end of a court-ordered rope. As acting U. S. Marshal, Falcon quickly makes some very dangerous enemies. Then he himself is sentenced to hang. But in twenty-four hours he'll be out of jail, out on the streets, and shooting lead against a small army of gunmen. Because he knows the three men who have taken over Sorrento. And he sentences them to death--the MacCallister brand. . . .
From William W. Johnstone and J.A. Johnstone, bestselling authors of the acclaimed Mountain Man series, comes a sprawling Western saga that brings together for the first time the legendary frontiersmen, the Jensens, in a bloody battle for freedom, justice, and the fate of a territory.... THE FAMILY JENSEN: SMOKE AND MATT Trapped in a remote cabin, surrounded by ruthless gunmen, Matt Jensen and his adoptive father Smoke Jensen join forces with their old friend, Preacher, in the greatest fight of their lives. A ruthless cattle baron has waged an all-out war against the peaceful native tribesmen who have become Preacher's friends. In a bloodthirsty- bid for land, power; and wealth, the baron's drafted an army of professional killers to destroy the homesteaders --among them the Jensen's the only men brave enough to stand in his way. Now, Matt, Smoke, and Preacher face their ultimate and most deadly challenge --and share their hopes, fears, secrets, and dreams--in what could be their final, most desperate hour. No matter what happens, they are the family Jensen. Surrender is not an option.
Courage was in the blood. A battle was on the land. Three generations of mountain men, bound by a passion for justice, have come together in William W. Johnstone and J.A. Johnstone's towering new saga--as the legendary Jensens fight for one another's lives on the untamed American frontier... ONE FAMILY. ONE CAUSE. ONE DEADLY MISTAKE... A woman and an iron horse put Matt Jensen in the crosshairs of a man out to reap a fortune with a new railroad through Paiute land. First Cyrus Longacre steals the land. Next he frames Matt Jensen for the murder of a beautiful woman. The final step is to keep Smoke & Preacher far away from Nevada Territory...until some hired killers get their attention. Suddenly, the elder Jensens have a hunch young Matt is in trouble and together they're riding to Paiute country. They have a hanging to stop and a war to start: three men against a half a hundred. Impossible odds. Unless your name is Jensen. Courage was in the blood. A battle was on the land. Three generations of mountain men, bound by a passion for justice, have come together in William W. Johnstone and J.A. Johnstone's towering new saga--as the legendary Jensens fight for one another's lives on the untamed American frontier... ONE FAMILY. ONE CAUSE. ONE DEADLY MISTAKE... A woman and an iron horse put Matt Jensen in the crosshairs of a man out to reap a fortune with a new railroad through Paiute land. First Cyrus Longacre steals the land. Next he frames Matt Jensen for the murder of a beautiful woman. The final step is to keep Smoke & Preacher far away from Nevada Territory...until some hired killers get their attention. Suddenly, the elder Jensens have a hunch young Matt is in trouble and together they're riding to Paiute country. They have a hanging to stop and a war to start: three men against a half a hundred. Impossible odds. Unless your name is Jensen.
William W, Johnstone's legendary mountain men have fought their battles and conquered a fierce frontier. Now, three generations of the Jensen clan are trying to live in peace on their sprawling Colorado ranch. But for men with fighting in their blood, trouble is never very far from their doorstep... INTO THE EYE OF A STORM They are strangers in a strange land --a band of German immigrants trespassing across the Jensen family spread. Led by a baron fleeing a dark past from Germany and accompanied by a woman beautiful enough to dazzle young Matt, the pilgrims are being pursued by a pack of brutal outlaws hungry for blood, money--or maybe something else.... The Jensens are willing to help the pioneers get to the promised land in Wyoming. But they don't know the whole story of their newfound friends, or who the outlaws really are. By the time the wagon train reaches Wyoming the truth is ready to explode --in a clash of hard fighting, hard choices, and hard deaths in a violent land...
The Jensen clan is William W. Johnstone's epic creation--God-fearing pioneers bound by blood on an untamed and beautiful land. Once more, Preacher, Smoke, and Matt are reunited in a clash of cultures and a brutal all-out fight for justice... HELL TO PAY Smoke Jensen and his adopted son Matt are cooling their heels in Colorado when they are called to the Dakotas. Preacher, the legendary mountain man, is in the midst of a vicious struggle. Someone --has kidnapped a proud Indian chiefs daughter and grandchild. When the kidnapping turns to murder, and Preacher vanishes after clashing with a ruthless Union colonel turned railroad king, Matt sets out to infiltrate the Colonel's gang of killers; Smoke seeks out the only honest citizens in the crooked town of Hammerhead-. It will take brave men to blow Hammerhead wide open and force the Colonel and his gunmen on a hard ride into a killing ground. And the Family Jensen will make sure there is hell to pay...
The harsh, unforgiving frontier is no place for innocents. And when an old friend of the Preacher's asks him to guide a gaggle of wide-eyed Easterners through the Rockies, Preacher responds with a polite: "Hell no." But the pilgrims are pursued by a gang of outlaws and then ambushed by angry Indians. With his friend caught up in the melee, Preacher has no choice but to try to rescue him and anyone else who happens to be within reach. Suddenly a battle turns into an all-out war as one of the Easterners has an explosive secret that could get them all killed. Add some stone cold cutthroats with a chilling plan, and this man of God will have a devil of a time saving some souls and sending others to meet their Maker.
ON A JOURNEY FOR DREAMERS In the bustling streets of St. Louis, two cousins have a dream: to travel west with a wagon train of supplies and make a fortune in trade. Since a rugged mountain man called the Preacher saved their bacon once before, they turn to him again... IN A LAND FULL OF DANGER Preacher needs a job and is heading west anyway. But he doesn't bargain on the beautiful woman who sneaks her way into the wagon train and the trouble she brings on board. Then, before he can wash his hands of the whole bunch, he's suddenly in a fight for his life. ALL ROADS LEAD TO THE PREACHER... Sensing easy prey, outlaws in a lawless land have swooped down on the band of pilgrims already bitterly divided by secrets, passions, and hatred. And for that, they will all answer to the Preacher...
DREAMS OF GOLD AND POWER. The mountains are brimming with the lure of fortunes-- from gold to a booming fur trade. A man at home in this once pristine wilderness, Preacher knows there's no turning back civilization now. What he doesn't know is that beyond the plans of some men is a deadly enemy with far more dangerous designs... SCHEMES OF BLOOD AND BETRAYAL. With vengeance-hungry criminals shadowing his every move, Preacher meets a beautiful woman working to bring a rail line to a remote settlement. And while Preacher is distracted by both the beauty and by beastly outlaws, Indians attack the outpost--and settlers fight furiously back for their survival. ONE MAN'S FIGHT FOR THE FUTURE OF A LAND... When the smoke clears and blood dries, Preacher realizes that he's in a war more deadly and complex than any he's known. Agents of a foreign government ignited the Indian attack. And they've got far bigger plans--and only Preacher stands in their way...
A big city like St. Louis is the last place where a mountain man like Preacher would pick a fight. But how else will he get at the ruthless power broker who is using fear and bloodshed to take over the Western fur trade? Shaving his beard, posing as a greedy hayseed from Ohio, the Preacher comes face-to-face with Shad Beaumont-who is leaving St. Louis with an army of hired gunmen. . . with the Preacher on his tail. The odds couldn't be worse and the battleground couldn't be better. For the wild frontier is no place for fancy plots or poor disguises-but a fine spot for a killing ground.
The Santa Fe Trail stretches from the Mississippi River to New Mexico Territory through the West's most savage lands. That's why a wealthy trader hires the mountain man called Preacher to keep his trade goods safe. and hopefully deliver a flock of pilgrims to a Promised Land. A young prostitute. The spoiled son of the wagon train owner. these are a few of the souls Preacher must protect. But then a rifle goes off at the wrong moment. A towering grizzly bear attacks. And both outlaws and Comanches ambush the wagon train. Now, the travellers are surrounded by predators of every shape and stripe. For Preacher, there is only one way to go. straight into the heart of danger, to blaze a killing trail of his own...
In the Montana Territory, a band of Assiniboine Indians give Preacher shelter for the winter, and a beautiful woman named Raven's Wing makes the sheltering even better-once preacher gets things straight with a jealous brave who wants to lift his scalp. Across the border is another wanderer and another tribe. Preacher's old enemy, Willie Deaver, plies a band of Indians with the deadliest combination possible: whisky, guns and bullets-then directs them to try out their killing tools on the Assiniboine. The raid reaps a harvest of devastating death, bloodshed, and helpless captives. Deaver is all the more delighted when he learns Preacher is among the fallen. But in the driving, drifting snow, with a handful of bloodied survivors by his side, Preacher is rising: a rifle in his hands, red-hot fury in his heart, and icy vengeance in his gun sight. . .
It's Springtime in Wyoming. Preacher is on the move, joining a trail drive led by freewheeling adventurer Wiley Courtland. Wiley has good horses to deliver to the American Fur Company at Fort Gifford. An Indian war party, led by the cunning and ruthless Red Knife, has other plans. Furiously fighting their way to safety, the horse traders make it to Fort Gifford, where the beautiful wife of the fort's commander makes a raid of her own, with the help of Preacher's newfound buddy Wiley. While jealousy erupts, Red Knife and his bloodthirsty legion of warriors come galloping over the horizon and lay siege to the fort. Before help can come, an act of treachery opens the gates to a massacre. Only one man survives the carnage. From the smoke and blood, he emerges, clinging to his life and loaded for bear. On his own the way he likes it Preacher begins his war of revenge.
No one captures the true spirit of America like William W. Johnstone and J. A. Johnstone. Jacknife is their most pulse-pounding and timely thriller yet. America Is Under Attack And this time, its not New York City or Washington. A sleeper cell of Middle Eastern terrorists are targeting the heartland: an all-American superstore on opening day, right outside of Fort Worth, Texas. The day after Thanksgiving. As insurance, the terrorists have also hidden a suitcase nuke somewhere in the store which they plan to detonate--a strike fifty times worse than 9/11 that will paralyze America. A Plot To Cripple The Country Brad Parker is the lone American intelligence agent who uncovers the plot after a raid on a terrorist training camp in Pakistan. But Parker is one man up against the inept bureaucracy of Homeland Security and the State Department--who refuse to listen. . . and now its too late. They Call Him Jacknife The only thing stopping the kill-crazy terrorists is already inside the superstore--a truck-driving, former Special Forces op named John "Jacknife" McCabe. Hes where the perfect terror plan is about to blow apart. Because Jacknife wont go down without a fight. And with this guy as leader, the terrorists will find their way to paradise a lot sooner than they think. . .
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