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The locals were ecstatic when the carnival pulled into Holland, Nebraska. They shrieked in delight on the lightning-fast rides. They gasped in shocked fascination at the chilling collection of freaks and human oddities. But all the while, piercing red eyes glared out at the townies from the shadows of the midway. Eyes that burned with vengeful hatred. Eyes that lusted for blood . . .
No one knew where she had come from. A scrap of a girl clinging to a black cat with eerie yellow eyes. A lost child or an orphan, maybe. It was a miracle she had survived on Eden Mountain at all. Suddenly strange things began to happen in placid Ruger County, bizarre killings that the police couldn't solve. Horrifying accidents that the people couldn't comprehend. An insatiable beast was stalking their intimate hideaways, their swimming holes--and their children. No one noticed how quickly the little girl's pale cheeks turned pink with health. How her frail body filled out with sleek, lithe muscles and feline grace. And no one noticed that at night her innocent blue eyes turned an eerie, evil yellow . . .
SCRATCH. PURR. Night after night the soft cat noises drifted through the isolated A-frame where bestselling author Dee Conner retreated to write her romances. Was it another harmless prank pulled by one of her fans? Or was it something much more sinister . . . and deadly . . . ? SCRATCH. PURR. Carl Garrett, the fourth bodyguard hired to protect Dee, recognized the sounds for what they were. Demon sounds. Garrett was one of the few survivors of the hushed-up events in Ruger County. But the Lord of Darkness would not make the same mistake twice. The battle was only just beginning--a battle of nerves as well as strength that would pit one man against the most terrifying evil of all . . .
In the fiery aftermath of apocalypse, America, as we knew it, disappeared-and was reborn as the Tri-States. Under the Rebel law of Ben Raines, there are no slums, no gangs, and no crime. But a new breed of anarchists and malcontents have banded together to destroy everything Ben Raines and his army have risked their lives-and the future of a new America-to build. As devastating civil war turns race against race, brother against brother, and the nation's once-peaceful citizens into a modern-day barbarians, the Tri-States explode in a firestorm of violence and chaos. Now it's up to Ben Raines and his Rebel Army to put the Red, White and Blue democracy back into business...before the red dawn of Armageddon.
Blood in the SnowMountain men are skilled at survival. Preacher, the greatest of all those warriors of the forest, will kill anything--beast or man--that threaters his survival. Ten years ago, he taught this violent lesson to gun-crazed Ezra Pease when he ran the outlaw out of town. But Pease and his trail-scum gang are back--shooting up trouble and crossing the Big Empty to nail Preacher's hide to a tree.So Preacher's riding out to teach Pease one final lesson. But it could be too late because Pease's vicious dealings have fired up an all-out Indian war. Now, with hard-riding death on both sides, Preacher and some old friends called Beartooth, Dupre, and Nighthawk are heading straight into lead-flying, scalp-slashing hell...
Today, when bomb-throwing madmen rule nations and crime cartels strangle the globe, justice demands extreme measures. For twenty years, ex-CIA agent John Barrone fought his country's dirty back-alley wars. Now, he spearheads a secret strike force of elite law enforcement and intelligence professionals on a seek-and-destroy mission against America's sworn enemies. CODE NAME COLDFIRE Someone has shipped a tactical nuclear device to the U.S.A. For John Barrone, the way to knock out the nuke is to go undercover into two deadly terrorist organizations. But when Barrone's best operators penetrate one force on the Far Right, and another on the Radical Left, the true terror is revealed. Now, a warhead hidden somewhere in the heartland of America is set to go off--and one strike force is all that stands in the way...
THE GREATEST WESTERN WRITERS OF THE 21ST CENTURY At the Sugarloaf Ranch, Smoke and Sally Jensen prepare to welcome Preacher home for the holidays--unaware that their friend is trailed by a storm full of trouble. On a mission of vengeance, an old trapper is rescued by Ace and Chance Jensen from ruthless outlaws--and wanted by a driven bounty hunter named Luke Jensen. And, just released from prison, a criminal mastermind assembles a vicious gang of cutthroats to extract his final revenge against his enemy--the sheriff of Big Rock, Colorado . . . With a snowstorm brewing, a community in jeopardy, and a showdown ready to explode, these courageous pioneers are brought together by fate and fury to forge peace on earth. But they're going to have to fight for it. With guns. With grit. With glory. Because this Christmas, the greatest gift of all is . . . staying alive.RAVES FOR BUTCH CASSIDY THE LOST YEARS!"Johnstone is a masterful storyteller, creating a tale that is fanciful and funny, exciting and surprisingly convincing. This is great fun."--Publishers Weekly"An entertaining story with lots of plot twists."--BooklistRAVES FOR JOHNSTONE'S CHRISTMAS EPICS!"An absorbing tale of Christmas with a side of magic . . . An exciting visit to the old west of gunfights and cattle drives. Four stars!"-- RT Book Reviews on A Rocky Mountain Christmas"This is an exciting visit to the old west of gunfights and cattle drives . . . the story draws one in and the modern world fades away. An absorbing tale of Christmas with a side of magic. Four stars!"--RT Book Reviews on A Lone Star Christmas"This rollicking Western is full of gunfights, outlaws, and an unforgettable holiday."--Library Journal on A Texas Hill Country Christmas
"I have nothing but contempt for the lawless."--Ben RainesThe Last FrontierBen Raines--rebel leader and America's greatest survival expert--has a dream: to free the nation from the deadly grip of outlaw gangs and armies of terrorists overrunning its once great cities. The dream is about to become real. Most of the forces of lust and murder that chose to remain in the lower forty-eight have been wiped out. Those warlords, thugs, and punks who escaped have taken their gangs north to the untamed wilderness of Alaska. In their hunger to finish the job, Raines and his rebel crew ride straight into a sniper's bullet. Knowing this may be their only chance, the outlaw armies prepare to make one final all-out counterattack on the forces of freedom, whose leader now lies near death. . .
Ben Raines and his patriot army have defeated all comers, from mutant night people to the blackshirted forces of Jesus Mendoza Hoffman and the enemy axis in the Great War. But now the socialist dictators of the USA, smarting from their defeat at the hands of the Southern United States of America, have unleashed their fury against Raines. As wave after wave of missiles is launched at the free state, the SUSA command retaliates in kind-giving better than it gets. With the North American continent suddenly turned into a landscape of horror and destruction, Raines's rebel warriors charge into the USA to topple its tyrants and return to a subjected people their long-lost holy grail; the Constitution of the United States of America...
They Fought For Fame And FortuneThe MacCallister clan was raised on a harsh, unforgiving frontier, where courage and blood bonds mattered the most. While Falcon MacCallister followed his father's mountain man legacy, his brother and sister made their fame and fortune on another kind of battleground. Now they're planning a family reunion. Andrew and Rosanna MacCallister are headed to Colorado to visit their kin--until they step into the crosshairs of a murderer's plan....Now They Will Fight For Their Lives. . .Luke Broskie didn't know that the two actors from back East had a brother named Falcon. Or how fiercely that brother would fight for his kin after Broskie's men kidnapped them for ransom. Soon Broskie must call in his own little army to crush his new worst enemy. But Falcon MacCallister is on a crusade--and his war won't be over until the last six-shooter spits...
THE GREATEST WESTERN WRITER OF THE 21ST CENTURY No Time for Mercy Falcon MacCallister roams the West, far from home, far from the memories of the peace and beauty of MacCallister's Valley. With a destiny as wide and unsure as the open range, he is a loner. But to those who know him, he is a legend . . . In a small New Mexico town, two young gunslicks are looking for a reputation, eager for a kill, desperate for history to write their names in blood. In a split-second hook and draw, one of them will lie dead. And once again, Falcon MacCallister will be the most wanted man in the West. Now, from the Arizona border to the shadows of the Dragoon Mountains to the burning trail of Apache rage, he must fend off a ruthless posse that has sworn vengeance. Because a man like MacCallister knows: between the final prayer and the snap of the rope there's no time for mercy.
Each night they emerged from the murky depths of the swamp to claim another victim--a lovely, innocent, fertile female who would be carried off in huge hairy arms and plunged into a nightmare world of terror. Her screams would echo in the darkness. Her face would contort in the throes of horror and pain. But once taken, each became a mother of an unholy child, a link in the chain of madness and evil, a spawn to carry on the devil's name!DON'T MISS THESE WILLIAM W. JOHNSTONE THRILLERS!The Devil's KissThe Devil's HeartThe Devil's TouchThe Devil's CatThe UninvitedThem
First the Liberals took all the guns. Then they took away the people's freedom. Now, Ben Raines and his patriot army are driving a weakened United States government into full-fledged retreat. Emerging as an unstoppable force, the Southern States are winning over one strategic ally after another, from the states in the American Northwest to the Canadian provinces-all wanting to be a part of a society based on law, justice, and old-fashioned values enforced by the barrel of a gun. But to be recognized by the world community, the Southern States of America must pay a price. The U.N. wants Ben Raines's warriors to play cops in a world overrun by criminals, gangs, and cannibalistic punks. Now, Raines and his army must engage in an all-out war of liberation across a crime-ravaged Europe, one bloody mile at a time...
"We--the Rebels--are the only group of people in this land who are trying to restore the nation to greatness. There is no room for troublemakers. No room for those who want something for nothing."--Ben RainesA Once-Great NationDuring the years following the nuclear holocaust that decimated the United States, soldier and survivalist Ben Raines has dedicated his life to rebuilding civilization from the ruins. But for America to rise again, the new laws must be as just as they are harsh--they must be Ben Raines's laws.As the bloody war continues against the hordes of subhuman cannibals infesting the urban wasteland, Raines and his rebel forces encounter an even greater threat to their dream of a new America--the Ku Klux Klan, reawakened to sow the poisonous seeds of ignorance and prejudice. This hideous scourge must be wiped out at all costs. For Ben Raines knows that of all the threats to mankind's survival, blind hatred is the deadliest.
William W. Johnstone and J.A. Johnstone are the USA Today bestselling authors whose Western sagas have won a legion of devoted fans. Now, they take up the tale of a legendary outlaw who tore up Texas, and left behind a legacy of terror.Live Wild, Draw Fast, Die HardBorn and bred in the Texas Pandhandle town of Comanche Crossing, William "Wild Bill" Longley gunned down a dozen of its men in cold blood before he got around to the sheriff and deputy--so he could take over the job himself. Then he found the perfect sidekick in a vicious career criminal named Booker Tate. With his remorseless heart set on a beautiful young woman, Wild Bill and Booker take the whole town hostage until the young lady agrees to marry a man she despises. That's when a cold-eyed stranger comes to town with a dead man strapped to his saddle. In a town where violence and murder rule the day, a terrifying battle is about to explode--between ruthless Wild Bill Longley and a bounty hunter named Tam Sullivan, who's done a whole lot of killing of his own...
The Root Of EvilThe ominous Rumblings of thunder--dark thunder, was how retired head of police Al Watt thought of it--had started thirty years before on the night that Sand was killed. A good man, that Sand, and when he died, the forces of darkness had taken root in Willowdale, Colorado. Now the isolated little town, nestled in the Rockies, was about to give birth to an evil beyond imagining...a reign of terror so insatiable that Al Watt could do nothing to stop it.Child ProdigySomething bad was going to happen. Eleven-year-old Howie Ingram could feel it in his bones. Of course no one ever listened to Howie Ingram, the twerp. All they did was make fun of him for being so smart he was already high school and college courses. Howie tried not to care. Except now he really needed someone to listen to him when he told them about the townspeople turning into zombies and the strange noises coming in over the sir waves. And the distant sound of thunder. He and his computer didn't stand much of a chance, alone, against a force as powerful and primitive as Satan himself...
The Greatest Western Writer Of The 21st CenturyWilliam Johnstone is acclaimed for his American frontier chronicles. A national bestseller, the legendary storyteller, along with J.A. Johnstone, has written a powerful new novel set in Texas--one century after the Revolutionary War. . .Liberty--Or Die For ItOne hundred years ago, American patriots picked up rifles and fought against British tyranny. That was Boston. There the enemy was King George III and his British troops. Now, In Last Chance, Texas, in the Big Bend River country, it's Abraham Hacker, a ruthless cattle baron who will slaughter anyone who tries to lay claim to the fertile land and everything on it. For Last Chance, freedom is under siege one violent act at a time. Until wounded Texas Ranger Hank Cannan arrives in town. Seeing the terrorized townfolk, Cannan is ready to start a second revolution. It's going to take a lot of guts. But one way or the other, Cannan is out to set Last Chance free--with bullets, blood, and a willingness to kill--or die--for the American right of freedom. . .
The Greatest Western Writers Of The 21st CenturyInto a lawless town rode a hero named John Henry Sixkiller. Only William W. Johnstone with J. A. Johnstone could tell a tale of violence and vengeance so real, so raw, it outdoes the legends of Old West justice that inspired it. On The American Frontier, History Is Written By BulletsIt was there for the taking: $75,000 in gold bullion, the combined payrolls of three productive gold mines, just waiting to be stolen from under the noses of a bickering sheriff and city marshal. Billy Ray Gilmore and his band of kill-crazy outlaws have a plan to do it, too--that is, until Sixkiller comes to town. Hiding his badge to conceal his identity as a U.S. marshal, Sixkiller goes undercover to smoke out the culprits before they strike. But in this town full of two-legged rattlesnakes, deadly surprises lurk behind every saloon door. To keep from being bitten, Sixkiller will have to lay a few traps of his own. Lucky for him, what this town lacks in law, it makes up for in guns--and dynamite.
William W. Johnstone's breathtaking Mountain Man series set the standard for Western adventure. Now, a new saga begins, as Matt Jensen, the adopted son of Smoke Jensen, blazes a name for himself on the lawless frontier... <P><P> The Way Of The Gun He'd done the old man proud. By leaping into the path of danger, Matt Jensen foiled a train robbery in Colorado, and the governor himself presented him with a public reward. But what started on the rails has stayed on the rails--and taken on a life of its own. Now, a frustrated outlaw and his murderous posse have struck again--this time kidnapping the governor's niece. With the power of the law behind him, Matt Jensen, the last mountain man, is riding toward a town called Braggadocio. That's where Matt will learn how to put a bad man down--and to make sure he stays that way. . .
For twenty years, ex-CIA agent John Barrone fought his country's dirty back-alley wars. Now, he spearheads a secret strike force of elite law enforcement and intelligence professionals on a seek-and-destroy mission against America's sworn enemies. In L.A., a teenage prostitute disappears. Months later, her billionaire industrialist grandfather watches as she stars in a porno film -- one that ends with her brutal murder. Now, Marist J. Quinncannon has hired Barrone to penetrate a viper's nest of sex for sale and murder for kicks. What Barrone and his team find is a snuff film kingpin with a 20-year grudge against Quinncannon -- a killer so powerful, he can only be taken down one way: with maximum force.
The war against the Night People continues as Ben Raines and his rebel army set forth on a scorched-earth policy, systematically destroying the favorite living places of the cannibalistic mutants--the once great cities of America--and forcing the half-human, half-hellborn monsters into the open. As the rebel mop-up team pushes through the smoking rubble that once was Dallas, Ben Raines comes within a hair's breadth of being shot and killed. The death squad is dispatched by none other than Matt Callahan, a warlord headquartered near Custer's battle-field in Montana. Like Ben, Matt was a writer before the Great War, but unlike Ben, Matt has turned to outlawing. Now Ben must go north, and the two old friends will face each other in hand-to-hand combat--and one more bloody last stand will be fought on the banks of the Little Big Horn to decide the fate of freedom's cause.
The Greatest Western Writers Of The 21st CenturyMountain Man Smoke Jensen's long-lost brother Luke Jensen is a dead shot scarred by war--the perfect formula for a bounty hunter. And he's cunning, and fierce enough to bring down the deadliest outlaws of his day. . .Law Of The GunLuke Jensen has earned this bounty, hunting down the violent man charged with murdering a preacher's daughter. The outlaw Judd Tyler confesses to many crimes, but not the girl's murder. And he tells Luke they won't reach the town of White Fork alive because a corrupt sheriff does the bidding of a cattle baron, and that man's son is the true killer. Sure enough, halfway to White Fork, Luke and his prisoner are battling for their lives, and when they finally reach town, they're greeted by a storm of bullets, betrayal, and blood. With a band of innocent travelers caught up in the melee, Luke is outgunned, surrounded, and sure of only this: his only job now is survival--by the measured, efficient, righteous killing of as many men as he can...
The Greatest Western Writer Of The 21st CenturyFalcon MacCallister is heir to a proud Scottish tradition, a man who has built a legend of courage on the wild American frontier. In this all-new novel from William W. Johnstone and J.A. Johnstone, Falcon meets his opposite: an outlaw who has forged a legend of evil. Even The Battleground--By Defying The OddsBoyd Ackerman is no ordinary criminal. Trained by the U.S. Army, commanding his band of killers with military efficiency, Ackerman has outsmarted and outfought every lawman who has tried to stop him. But he's never faced a MacCallister before. . . Falcon MacCallister wasn't looking for a fight. Then Ackerman's Raiders kill his niece's husband--and take the young woman hostage. Falcon and his brothers ride into action. With three transplanted sons of the Scottish Highlands attacking an army of steely-eyed, battle-hardened killers, a small Montana town will bear witness to the bloodiest and most hellish gun battle in the history of the frontier. . .
Courageous warlord Abdullah El Farrar has risen up from the humiliated regions of the oil-rich Near East, unleashing a stunning attack against the once-proud United States.
THE GREATEST WESTERN WRITER OF THE 21ST CENTURY Falcon MacCallister's father was a legend in the West, while Falcon's quest for justice has driven him onto the wild side of the law. Famed as a gunslinger, feared for his lethal speed and accuracy, Falcon decides to make it a fair fight when he comes upon a man being attacked by a bandit gang in the Dakota Territory. The man is Teddy Roosevelt, the Rough Rider, himself. Roosevelt knows a brave man when he sees one. And he calls on Falcon when a judge's daughter is taken by an outlaw trying to pry his brother free. With no trust in--or from--the law, Falcon has only one way to do this job: alone and ready to kill. But the outlaws know he's coming, the woman he's trying to rescue knows some tricks of her own, and winning a bloody battle in the Dakotas will take more than courage-it will take a man's will to live like a legend . . . or die like one.
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