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One mean magnate plans to monopolize a town's timber--whether by hook, crook, or murder. So when Longarm arrives to help out the lumberjacks, he'll have to lay low--and knock on wood.
Despite his assignment to a Colorado spa, Custis Long doesn't plan on getting any R and R--he has two tasks, given to him by the Justice Department, to accomplish. The first is to keep the spa's doctor alive, and the second is to keep the son of a senator out of hot water.
When Longarm got to Virginia City, there wasn't a trace of the master train robber he'd been sent to grab-but there was enough other mischief to keep him busy for a while. The mining town was jumping with its kind of 20-carat trouble. Longarm had to deal with corrupt lawmen and a gang of sex fiends so depraved they made his own tough skin turn pale. Then there was a criminal who just wouldn't show up when he was supposed to. All Longarm needed to fill out his week was a curious lady reporter who was a lot less demure than she seemed.
HE WAS THE COOL-HANDED MARSHAL WHO ALWAYS GOT HIS MAN -- AND HIS WOMAN. THEY CALLED HIM... LONGARM<P> Longarm had a new mission. Ride to Crooked Lance. Pick up Cotton Younger, killer cousin of Jesse James, from the town jail. Bring him to trial. It was easy. Except for one thing. Deputy Kincaid had already tried it. And Deputy Kincaid was nowhere to be found...<P> Nobody at Crooked Lance wanted him to do his job -- not the beautiful widow woman, or the Federal Agent -- or the James gang -- but Longarm never gave up when he had work to do.
Custis Long's all set to tie the knot-around the chicken necks of the cutthroats who blew away his beautiful bride-to-be. Now the one-man execution squad is following the three basic rules of the hunt: track 'em, trap 'em, and kill 'em.
Some crooks are hiding in a valley, which townsfolk say, is a witches' haunt. So if Longarm wants to make it through the valley unscathed, he must first play nice with a bewitching pair of gals.
Deputy U.S. Marshal Custis Long is dispatched to El Paso to extradite a prisoner from Mexico-and winds up target practice for some angry polecats.
Death at every turn... Escondrijo, Texas, is a sleepy seaport where not much usually happens. But now there's a federal prisoner being held in the town jail, and it's deputy marshal Long's duty to bring him back to Denver. But even before he starts, a pair of vicious back-shooters try to make sure he never finishes the job. At the same time, a mysterious epidemic is ravaging the entire Texas coast. Now Longarm has to dodge the blazing lead headed his way, get to the source of the strange fever afflicting the region--and get his man back to Colorado to see that justice is done. 183rd novel in the "Longarm" series, 1994.
A mad dog killer is shootin' up Denver! He's a half-pint imitation of Black Jack Slade, the desperado of dime novel fame. Thinkin' he's the legendary bad man, the armchair outlaw has savagely gunned down two army officers in his sister's parlor. Now he's out on the overland trail, and judging by the way he's killing, even Marshal Long is inclined to think that maybe black jack slade has come to life. The peewee gunslinger might be crazy, but he ain't stupid ... he's deadly. 104th novel in the "Longarm" series, 1987.
Custis Long's got a hunch that some actor-assassins are honing their craft across the Southwest. Are their crimes real--or is all the world a stage?
They call them The Lone Star Legend. Jessica Starbuck - a magnificent woman of the West, fighting for justice on America's fromtier... Ki - the martial arts master sworn to protect her and the code she lived by...Together they conquered the West as no other man and woman ever had
Bonnie LaRue and John Slocum have had some wild, whiskey-hot times over the years. So when she asks Slocum to rescue the daughter of a friend, he can't seem to say no. Problem is, the woman is being held by Carl James, an opium smuggler with ties to Jesse James. He's tough scum, but Slocum doesn't care a lick. Because there's only one thing to do with men who take advantage of nice young ladies. Unfortunately, just killing him will have to do... The longest-running Western series in America today, the Slocum adventures by Jake Logan have entertained readers since 1975.
TROUBLE TIMES THREECapucine Devereaux is being stalked. The infamous Baton Rouge madam is used to unwanted attention from the weaker sex, but one man's obsession is unnerving her. Making matters worse, Lee Keller, the gunman she hired to deal with her stalker, has his own fixation with Capucine that's distracting him from doing his job.In desperation, the madam turns to Clint Adams to get both stalkers out of her life. Keller doesn't like the idea of being replaced and plans to put the Gunsmith in Boot Hill. But unknown to Keller, Clint has a stalker of his own who's trailed him from Arizona to Louisiana--and he won't let anyone else kill his prey...OVER FIFTEEN MILLION GUNSMITH BOOKS IN PRINT!
A volatile mix of Cajun and Creole, exotic and tame, good and evil walked the waterfront and the wild side. Here legitimate cargo hid the illegal trade in opium, weapons, and shanghaied men. Here the diabolical domain of a mysterious Chinese Tong would sweep legendary fighting man Toby Holt-intrepid son of Wagonmaster Whip Holt-into a struggle with a sensual woman more deadly than any man. And while an unusual underworld ally waged a vendetta against a lawman gone bad, another brave Holt-hot-blooded young Cindy-proved her marksmanship and courage as she pulled the trigger in an explosive adventure on the untamed frontier ...as the crossroads of a nation met where America's melting pot became the cauldron brewing a young country's destiny.
In the first in a dazzling new series, Lori Wilde welcomes us to Cupid, Texas, where every wish for love comes true . . . "When it hits, you just know . . . "Natalie McCleary couldnt believe her eyes--a lean-muscled, darkly tanned, nearly naked man stood in her path . . . and then it hit her: love. Everyone always told her it would hit like a thunderbolt, and she never believed them. But now she knew: practical, sensible Natalie was head over heels in love--with a stranger. But ex-Navy SEAL Dade Vega wasnt about to be a stranger for long. Hed ridden into Cupid on his motorcycle, vowing to keep a promise hed made to a military buddy. But a single glimpse of Natalie--soaking wet and unexpectedly tempting--changed his life forever. But how can he offer her his love, when he cant even promise to stay in one place for longer than a week?
Two people trying to make it on their own must work together to save what they both love... It's 1889 and just before Kellie Travers father died, he mortgaged his land in exchange for gold to buy more horses; when no gold is found, Kellie is left with a heavily encumbered ranch and no man to lean on. Not that she wants one. Despite several offers, the feisty redhead has no interest in marriage. Instead, she dons men's clothing and rides the range, determined to make the ranch a success on her own. Justin Phillips arrives in the town of Last Chance, California, with a young son he cannot care for by himself. When he applies for a job on Travers Ranch, Kellie reluctantly accepts his help. Though the young woman can ride, shoot, rope and break young colts, she is irritated to learn that Justin can do everything just a shade better! When disaster threatens Travers Ranch, Kellie and Justin must work together to save someone they both love. Can these two independent people learn to depend on God and each other? Love Finds You is a series of full-length romance novels that give readers a peek into local life across the United States. The novels are uniquely named after actual American towns with quirky, interesting names that inspire romance and are just plain fun! This means that each fictional story draws on the compelling history or unique character of a real place. Our fresh, original love stories will feature everything from romance kindled in small towns, to old loves lost and found on the high plains, to new loves discovered at exciting vacation getaways. Love Finds You promises to deliver the best of romance, travel and escape, all in one inspirational fiction package.
Julia Cavanaugh has never left New York City. But in 1890, the young woman must head west to ensure that the orphans under her care are settled into good families. After her final stop in Montana, she plans to head straight back east. But upon arriving in the remote town of Lonesome Prairie, Julia learns to her horror that she is also supposed to be delivered--into the hands of an uncouth miner who carries a bill of purchase for his new bride. She turns to a respected circuit preacher to protect her from a forced marriage but with no return fare and few friends, Julia's options are bleak. What is God's plan for her in the middle of the vast Montana prairie?
The only thing worse than being a spinster is being a twice-jilted spinster. At twenty-five, Catherine Morgan is hardly an old maid, but she's given up on marriage and instead manages the family's general store in the small town of Revenge, Ohio. Bound by a promise to care for her three sisters until they marry, she'll do anything it takes to keep them safe. However, the town's sheriff has evidence that may stand in the way of her sister's happiness and her own. Revenge can be stronger than love. Will a vow for vengeance arrest Catherine's third chance for love?
What can a California girl do with a few dusty acres of land in rural Nebraska? So Kennedy Blaine wonders after she inherits a ranch in the small, western-style town of Valentine, Nebraska. As Kennedy makes arrangements to sell the property, she finds herself drawn to the ranch and to its attractive manager, Derek Sterling. She decides to spend the summer in her ancestral home and reconnect with family members. But soon Kennedy is subjected to harassment by someone who clearly wants her to leave Valentine. Depending on God's protection and Derek's assistance, she sets out to discover who is behind the offenses. But when her search reveals painful details about her family and raises questions about Derek's own past, will Kennedy still want to know the truth? Love Finds You is a series of full-length romance novels that give readers a peek into the flavor of local life across the United States. The novels are uniquely named after actual American towns with quirky, interesting names that inspire romance and are just plain fun! This means that each fictional story draws on the compelling history or unique character of a real place. Our fresh, original love stories will feature everything from romance kindled in small towns, to old loves lost and found on the high plains, to new loves discovered at exciting vacation getaways.
Connecticut socialite Maggie Dumont's marriage begins with a grand wedding and great dreams. But her hopes for a happy life are soon shattered by her new husband, the bitter son of a wealthy New York businessman, who catches gold fever and insists they head to wild, lawless California. The journey westward is hard. To survive, Maggie must become a different kind of woman than the pampered debutante she's always been. And when she meets wagon train scout Rafe Morrisey, she finds herself yearning for a different kind of man. Buckskin-clad, principled, and strong, Rafe awakens sensations she has been hungering for. Now, surrounded by Indian attacks, wolves, and outlaws, Maggie is suddenly torn between duty to her husband and reckless passion with the man who could be her one chance for true happiness. Ahead lies a tragedy she will need all her strength to face.
Bent on revenge, Callie hires Chris, a bounty hunter, to chase down the outlaws who took her mother's life, stole her means of survival, and destroyed her innocent trust in the good of mankind. She does not know that the man she hires will steal something more from her--her heart.
Missie's shocking discovery is not the end of the story in... Love's Long Journey. After all the planning and dreaming, Missie and Willie LaHaye were actually on the trail west in a covered wagon. Leaving behind the prairie home of Clark and Marty Davis, Missie finds herself caught between the elation of the new adventure and wondering if she'll ever see her family again. But the hardships of the trail--the rain, the mud, the impassable rivers, and even death--soon force Missie and Willie to become rugged pioneers. Missie must learn how to live her faith as she faces homesickness, boredom, and deprivation. And, then, when they finally arrive at their new home, she is pushed to the limits of her endurance.
Widowed rancher Ethan Slade had retreated from society to live in a shack on his vast property. But with his nieces coming for a holiday, he had to open the ranch house-a place he hadn't set foot in for years. Where, in two short days, could he find someone to make a house a home? Stranded and desperate to provide for her child, Sara Conroy was thankful for the job. And though the strong, silent man who'd hired her should have made her wary, the sadness in his eyes spoke of pain she yearned to heal. She had two days to convince Ethan to let them stay-two days to open his lonely heart to love. ...
From the author of Perfect Timing, Cheyenne Amber, and other beloved bestsellers. . . To support her orphaned niece, impoverished Brianna O'Keefe accepts work with a Colorado rancher. To guard herself from unwanted attention, she resorts to a harmless little lie: that she's married to a Denver gold miner named David Paxton. But when her "husband" shows up, Brianna is stunned--not the least by her desire. . . .
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