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Longarm wants to brush off a county commissioner's claims that folks dying of natural causes have actually been murdered. He's got some pretty fillies to break instead. But it won't be long before he learns that the truth hurts-bad.
It's up to Longarm to help the new marshal of Reno catch the old marshal's murderer. But that still allows Longarm time to romance the rancher's daughter-an old flame he's never forgotten.
Longarm fords the Rio Grande to find the kidnapped bride of a powerful Texas rancher. There's just one hitch: the Mexican government has a price on his head--and they're looking to collect it...
San Angelo is a town as dry as a whore's kiss--and equally sincere when a man's time is up. Even the indians don't bother making trouble down that way. So Longarm doesn't understand why soldiers from Fort Concho are being picked off under cover of the night. But he's going to get a firsthand look at the situation, posing as a high-rolling gambler and horse trader. Seems the soldiers have worn out their welcome around town. Especially in the eyes of the Castles, a clan of cattle barons whose word is law in San Angelo. Now Longarm must find out if it's greed or madness that's leading to murder--and the search will send him up against a whole town. 193rd novel in the "Longarm" series, 1995.
LONGARM's caught in a desert double cross. After a sandstorm blows over, Longarm finds himself in the middle of an abandoned town that was previously hidden under sand. And he marks the spot where some hidden loot was buried, drawing thieves like corpses draw buzzards.
Longarm must determine if an old friend has been using scorpions to kill people, before he has a run-in with the varmints himself.
The Marble gang has been released from custody on bail and is being hunted down and killed, one by one, by an assassin who once secretly worked for the Marshall's Service. U.S. Deputy Marshall Custis Long has been assigned to capture the assassin, as well as rearrest the gang members, at least those who are not already dead. But, can he catch the assassin before all the gang members are dead? 216th novel in the "Longarm" series, 1996.
When the postmaster of Addington, Texas, is murdered, the U.S. Attorney General hires Longarm to find the killer. But the people of Addington don't seem to know a thing about the postmaster. All they know about is the dirty politics and low-down power games. And Longarm's about to bust up their game the hard way--with hot lead.
On an undercover assignment riding shotgun for a robbery-plagued stagecoach line, Longarm has to outshoot and outmaneuver a vicious gang-in the deadliest showdown of his career.
Deputy Marshal Custis Long must bring a sultry widow and her two smolderingly dangerous daughters to justice without succumbing to their lethal charms.
Assigned to recover a cache of Army rifles stolen out of Texas and smuggled into Mexico, Longarm comes across a sultry schoolmarm hiding more than her virtue.
An Indian war party is ready to massacre a group of miners, blaming them for the murder of their clan sister, but the miners claim they only found the body. Can Longarm prevent more bloodshed?
A thief's pretty widow is suspected of hiding his stolen stash-and she wants Longarm to protect her. With a posse on his trail, Longarm will have to think fast and draw faster if he's going to bury a cunning killer.
After capturing a young thief, Longarm learns that the boy's mother and sister are being held by outlaws-leaving the deputy marshal no choice but to take these family matters into his own hands
When an explosion set by train robbers blows Longarm and his fellow passengers off the tracks, Longarm sets out to find the parties responsible, a mission that leads to the death of a man with dangerous friends in high places.
There are unwritten laws in the West that are only broken at the risk of death. And one of them is that you shouldn't mess with another man's wife. When a Mr. Atilla Hornagy accuses Longarm of rustling the sheets with his missus, Longarm's going to need all his gunfighting skill to survive. Because not even a marshal's badge can protect a man from a husband scorned.
Voodoo and murder are the way a dirty bail-bond outfit does its business--until Longarm shows up to straighten out their books.
Half of a deputy federal marshal was pulled out of a New Orleans swamp, and Longarm's sent to pick up the scent--undercover, of course. At first, the city is a regular Mardi Gras of Maryland rye, Louisiana cooking, and the steamy French sheets of Miss Annie Clement. But like good weather, it don't last. Seems the truth is uglier than a gulch town madam. There's smugglers--lots of them. Smellier than a low tide lunch and more than happy to kill a man several times over just for bathing. And there's the matter of a mysterious Cajun beauty named Claudette. She may know something about a real mystery ... like the voodoo doll made in the likeness of a deputy federal marshal. 228th novel in the "Longarm" series, 1997.
When the Feds send Longarm down New Mexico way to settle a land dispute gone bad, he's more than ready to make good with the local widow-woman.
U.S. Deputy Marshall Custis Long has been sent to Arkansas to investigate an unusually large moonshining operation. Shutting down the operation is, of course, the responsibility of the Treasury Department, but the agents assigned to that area don't seem to be doing their jobs. Longarm goes under cover, posing as a wealthy land-owner from Arizona who wishes to get into the whiskey business in order to find out exactly what's going on. 217th novel in the "Longarm" series, 1997.
Young and fetching Zenobia Lowell was hired to teach the Army kids at Fort Douglas their reading, writing and 'rithmetic. Instead she rounded up a gang of students and soldiers for a few "extracurricular" activities--which included burning down the schoolhouse and robbing the fort's safe. Longarm's old friends in the Army want the reputable marshal to teach this devilish outlaw a lesson she won't soon forget. And now that she's disappeared into Mormon country with her band of devotees, there's no telling who she'll corrupt next. 235th novel in the "Longarm" series, 1998.
When a dying outlaw decides to come clean and give up his old cohorts of bank robbing murderers, Longarm gets hot on the trail of the outlaw's posse. The only trouble is their trail is hidden under five years' worth of dust.
A quiet glass of suds in his favorite saloon seems like heaven to Longarm. But heaven turns to hell when a harmless-looking lady walks in and guns down the drifter sitting next to him, claimin' she's got the authority to execute her own shoot-to-kill brand of justice! Now Longarm has to track down this self-appointed judge, jury, and executioner. Problem is, she ain't the only wild woman on the loose. Each and every lady Longarm meets seems to be just as wild and just as pretty. Pretty deadly that is. 230th novel in the "Longarm" series, 1998.
A ruthless killer, bribe-taker, and quick-draw now wears the badge in Buffalo Falls, Wyoming, and Longarm's been tasked with toppling him and his fast-growing empire. But Longarm's not alone. Accompanying him is Adeline Hudson, the prettiest straight-shooter he's ever met. The corrupt marshal killed her father -- and she's seeking sweet revenge. Until then, she'll serve as Longarm's trail guide, sawbones, friend, gunslinger -- and, if he's lucky, bedroll companion...
While tracking a fugitive witness through Alaska, Longarm's in danger of burning up the Yukon with the fiery lady captain of a riverboat.