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The Rio Kid saves a young boy's life in this thrilling tale of the Wild West After three years in exile in Mexico, the Rio Kid slipped back into the United States, evading the clutches of a Texas Ranger, a crooked rancher, and a gang of desperadoes. Now he's ready to press on to Arizona to clear his name and find his fortune. There may be a $10,000 price on his head, but the Kid is unafraid--he has his gun, his horse, and his freedom. When a scream splits the black Texas night, the outlaw rides toward it. In a godforsaken cave, four men are beating a terrified young boy within an inch of his life. The Kid draws two .45s and steps into the line of fire. His homecoming can wait--justice comes first. Death on Treasure Trail is the 3rd book in the Rio Kid Adventures, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order.
Cattle rancher Brad Storm once survived a rattlesnake bite and exacted vengeance on his enemies. Because of that, he's known as Sidewinder. In the employ of a detective agency, Brad represents law and order, but to outlaws, he's as lethal-and unforgiving-as his namesake.
Hell was bustin' loose in Texas! For months the range country had smoldered with hate. Ranches had been set afire, cows rustled, blood spilled. And no-one knew the identity of the night-raiding killers. No one knew because they had no faces...only grinning skull bones where human flesh should be. Into this fear-crazed land came Texas Ranger Jim Hatfield, ignoring the murderous warning that the Death Riders handed him. There was a moment of terrible calm while the forces of violence gathered. The like an erupting volcano, trouble exploded. Gun trouble-shooting trouble-killing trouble!
It was rough country . . . killer country. And Texas Ranger Jim Hatfield was the number one target! As Hatfield stared across the canyon a bullet whizzed by his head. Suddenly a tongue of flame wavered in front of him, and the growth ahead flared up into a raging wall of fire. Hatfield bent low in the saddle, His voice rang out. "Trail, Goldy! Trail!" With a scream of terror, the great sorrel plunged into the curtain of flame . . .
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...
Clee Fahr has just arrived by stage in Denver City, Colorado. It is 1861 and the War Between the States has broken out back in the East. Torn apart by opposing military and political sympathies, the town is a tinderbox of treachery and suspicion. Eames Jeffords, an old enemy of Clee's from the South, is buying arms for the Confederate cause. Sam Massey, a mine owner, is raising a company of volunteers to march east and join the Union forces. Although he was born in the North, Clee has divided sympathies. But he's caught in the middle, and both sides see him as a threat--a threat that needs to be removed.
In a formerly peaceful western valley, a sheriff and his friends battle a corrupt land speculator Pat, Sam, and Ezra came to Powder Valley together, to tame the West and find a place to settle down. Soon, Pat is the sheriff, and Sam is married, but big, powerful Ezra, with his craggy face and missing eye, remains a loner. This state of affairs usually doesn't get Ezra down, but tonight the big man is too gloomy to eat peach pie. When Ezra can't eat peach pie, something is wrong--and Pat is certain it has to do with Eustis Harlow. After six months in Powder Valley, Harlow has established himself as the most powerful rancher in the area. Before he came, the locals were content with what they had. Now, half of them are in his debt, and the others have been consumed by greed. With the sheriff and his friends gearing up to quash Harlow's dominance, the rancher sends for an army's worth of gunmen. Powder Valley is about to explode.
On the road to easy living, Twister and Chuckaluck ride straight into a heapin' mess of mystery and intrigue Twister Malone and Chuckaluck Thompson can't catch a break. These two wisecracking friends--the first lean and clever, the second stout and tough--have ridden together from the Rocky Mountains to the deserts of West Texas. All they want is a trail to follow straight through to Mexico, where a ranching job offers honest work, peace, and quiet. But no matter how fast they ride, trouble keeps hot on their heels. A gunshot breaks the silence of the lonely wagon road. By the time Twister and Chuckaluck reach the corpse, the killer is long gone. In the victim's pocket they find a letter from a woman begging for help, a woman whose savior now lies dead in the alkali dust. Twister and Chuckaluck have no choice but to take up his mission--even if it means facing down the quickest draw they've ever been up against. Death Rides the Pecos is the 2nd book in the Twister and Chuckaluck Mysteries, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order.
While trying to rescue a tenderfoot minister's young wife, kidnapped by a group of Lakota Sioux warriors, experienced Indian scout Scotty Horgan comes up against the opinionated, headstrong, and ambitious Lieutenant Harrison.
Sheriff Hickory Marks had a life-or-death task on his hands, or else the entire town of Yellowhorse would be wiped out by the cunning savage's bloody acts of vengeance.
Skye Fargo gets caught in a Death Valley deathmatch when he finds the survivors of a massacre hiding out in a remote cabin. Problem is, the killers know there are witnesses still alive-and they can't let them stay that way.
Deputy Sheriff Walker Sutton had Shade Mallory as his prisoner, and was determined to bring the wily outlaw to justice. But Mallory's hardcase gang had other ideas. They thought they'd been double-crossed by their former leader, and were hellbent on killing him.
With a sultry spitfire at his side, Skye Fargo rides into sweltering Death Valley to help find her missing prospector father. But a gang of cold-blooded killers is waiting to welcome him with red-hot lead.
Saddle up for excitement with this riveting tale. When Lynn Taylor's kid brother, Lee, gets framed for stage robbery, cattle rustling and murder, the boy swears his innocence and instead accuses McCloud, head of the vigilante committee responsible for removing the town's former sheriff.To save Lee from hanging the following night, Lynn hatches a wild plan to rob the next stagecoach with the help of the ex-sheriff--hoping it will raise doubts about Lee's guilt if the crimes continue. But Lynn gets more than he bargained for when he's snared by McCloud's men, and the time to the hanging gallops rapidly his way. ALSO INCLUDES THE WESTERN STORIES "RIDE 'EM COWBOY" AND "THE BOSS OF THE LAZY B""Hubbard's trio has one thing in common--rough and tumble action with a twist, and all are a great read." --True West Magazine * An International Book Awards Winner
Walt investigates a death by poison in this gripping novel from the New York Times bestselling author of The Cold Dish and As the Crow Flies, the second in the Walt Longmire Mystery Series, the basis for LONGMIRE, the hit A&E original drama series Fans of Ace Atkins, Nevada Barr and Robert B. Parker will love Craig Johnson, New York Times bestselling author of Hell Is Empty and As the Crow Flies, who garnered both praise and an enthusiastic readership with his acclaimed debut novel featuring Sheriff Walt Longmire, The Cold Dish, the first in the Walt Longmire mystery series, the basis for LONGMIRE, the hit A&E original drama series. Now Johnson takes us back to the rugged landscape of Absaroka County, Wyoming, for Death Without Company. When Mari Baroja is found poisoned at the Durant Home for Assisted Living, Sheriff Longmire is drawn into an investigation that reaches fifty years into the mysterious woman's dramatic Basque past. Aided by his friend Henry Standing Bear, Deputy Victoria Moretti, and newcomer Santiago Saizarbitoria, Sheriff Longmire must connect the specter of the past to the present to find the killer among them.
Idaho Territory, June 1887. A small-town judge takes his young daughter fishing, and she catches a man. Another body surfaces, then another. The final toll: over 30 Chinese gold miners brutally murdered. Their San Francisco employer hires Idaho lawman Joe Vincent to solve the case. Soon he journeys up the wild Snake River with Lee Loi, an ambitious young company investigator, and Grace Sundown, a métis mountain guide with too many secrets. As they track the killers across the Pacific Northwest, through haunted canyons and city streets, each must put aside lies and old grievances to survive a quest that will change them forever. Deep Creek is a historical thriller inspired by actual events and people: the 1887 massacre of Chinese miners in remote and beautiful Hells Canyon, the brave judge who went after their slayers, and the sham race-murder trial that followed. In this enhanced ebook edition, Deep Creek teams history with invention, setting authentic photographs and maps alongside the authors' brilliant fiction to illuminate this long-forgotten American tragedy, in a tale of courage and redemption, loss and love. The Washington Post has named Deep Creek a Best Novel of 2010, and The Daily Beast/Newsweek ranked it among the dozen best Western novels since 1960.
USA TODAY bestselling author Sara Orwig returns to the Texas Cattleman's Club, where cowboys know best... As a card-carrying member of the Texas Cattleman's Club, Sam Gordon is conservative to the core. Discovering Lila Hacket-the woman he'd shared a passionate night with-is carrying his baby? Heck yeah, he means to marry her! Never mind that marriage is not what she wants. With a budding career, Lila has no intention of changing her life to become Sam's idea of the perfect wife. So if he wants their baby to wear the Gordon name, he needs to change his ideas about what he really needs from Lila...and just what he's willing to give her in return.
They came to Texas to make their family whole. They fought for the land they'd come to love. An unforgettable saga of faith, love and loyalty that will find its place deep in your heart.<P> In the days when Texas was the northern edge of Mexico, when Bowie and Houston and Crockett were men and not yet legends, when the Alamo was still a scruffy mission on the banks of the San Antonio River, this unorthodox family struggled to make a wild but beautiful land their own.<P> This is the tale of Jerusalem Ann, who is willing to take whatever life dishes out in order to make a life for her family. It's the story of Clay, who finds himself protecting another man's family - and in love with another man's wife. It's about Jake, who loves two women and can't do right by either... and Julie, who'd rather be free than respectable... and Bowie, who can handle war but might not survive his first love. It's the story of Comanches and fiestas, hunting parties and courting parties, of battles and massacres and beautiful calm nights under a canopy of stars.<P> Wide as the prairies, warm as a San Antonia breeze, spiced with adventure and romance, this Texas-sized saga of faith from a beloved storyteller will quickly find its place deep in your heart.. and never let you go.
Tom Brothers, widower, owns a hardscrabble cattle ranch in the foothills of Wyoming. The land controls Tom's life, taking all he can give, offering little in return. THE DEER MOUSE follows him for ten culled days through the seasons of the year, as he and his son, TJ, struggle to make ends meet. Old Tom, sulky and brooding, and TJ, insecure, are constantly at each other in a sullen, running battle, neither one conscious of how their lives unfold in remarkably parallel ways, nor able to bring themselves to trust one another. Both want desperately to know that what they have given, and what they've lost, is worth something in the end. Their ruptured relationship profoundly affects the rest of the extended family in this rural isolation, and these wounds are further aggravated by the intrusion of Frank, a recently-hired man, who comes between TJ and his wife, Karen.
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. . .
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. . .
Post-Civil War Texas is the setting for this spellbinding story of a desperado out for vengeance and the woman determined to save his life Bequeathed a five-hundred-acre cattle ranch in Cimarron Valley, Mary Jo Williams takes her young son and strikes out for Colorado territory. The plucky widow has seen her share of sorrow, so when she finds a gravely wounded stranger, she's determined to nurse him back to health, unaware that Wade Foster never intended to make it out alive. A hunted outlaw with a price on his head, Wade spent years tracking down the murderers who massacred his family. Now a brutal shootout has made vengeance his at last. Prepared to confront his fate, he once again cheats death. He never expected his future to rest with an auburn-haired beauty and her boy. Sworn to protect mother and son, Wade has to stay one step ahead of the law--and a gang of ruthless killers. But as the net closes in, he knows the only way to keep them safe is to leave and never look back . . . unless he can find a way to put his past to rest.
Hailed as a "shining talent" who "soars above the rest," bestselling author Patricia Potter follows the success of Wanted and Relentless with a stunning love story that confirms her status as "as master storyteller. " Only the desire for vengeance had spurred Wade Foster on, until the last of the men who had destroyed his family lay sprawled in the dirt. Now, badly wounded, the rugged outlaw closed his eyes against the pain. . . and awoke to a tender touch. He'd never asked Mary Jo Williams to save him, couldn't understand why a lawman's widow hadn't the sense to leave a stranger to his fate. But the daring beauty refused to abandon him. And soon, when a posse gets too close, Wade will have to choose between fleeing and risking everything for this dauntless woman who could show him how to live--and love--again.
In Book One of the Westward Hearts series, orphans Fannie Caldwell and her two young siblings have spent the last three years as indentured servants under a cruel master. Desperately wanting a better life for her brother and sister, Fannie devises a plan to secretly join a wagon train heading west. Her plan immediately runs into trouble when the handsome yet bullheaded wagon master Blake Tanner refuses to allow an unmarried woman on the train. But Fannie's determined--she'll escape and go west with or without help. As life on the trail tests everyone's endurance and faith, Fannie soon realizes the perils of being a single woman on the frontier. Witnessing Fannie fending off one scare after another, Blake slowly recognizes how much he cares for this alluring young woman. Will Blake sacrifice his own dreams and guide Fannie to safety? Or will Fannie's stubborn independence keep her from finding true love?
Virile, womanizing Cooper J. Delaney was Agatha Pennington's only hope to help lead a group of destitute women to Oregon, where the promise of a new life awaited them. He was a man as harsh and hostile as the vast wilderness-- but Agatha counted on a gentleness she sensed behind his hard-muscled exterior, a tenderness lurking beneath his gruff facade. Tricked by Agatha into leading the women, at first Delaney couldn't wait to get away from the prim-and-proper old maid. But as the group battled rainstorms, renegade Indians, and raging rivers, the tall beauty's tenacity never wavered. And with each passing mile. Cooper realized he was struggling against a maddening attraction for her--until he decided, much to his surprise, that he would journey to the ends of the earth if only he could claim her untouched heart.