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A fantastic Western romp by one of America's finest writers.
Todd Fortune lives at the bottom of the Deadwood gulch in the shadow of both the majestic Black Hills and his father's towering legacy. Todd must prove himself to be both a committed husband and a courageous frontiersman as he struggles to find his own identity.
Billjohn Finley, a young, honest Indian agent, forged an uneasy truce between the US. Government and a band of Apache in southwest Arizona. But when two white men turn up dead, the angry townsfolk of Picture City think the Apache have broken the treaty. Yet Finley knows the Apache chief to be a man of his word. Someone else must be responsible for the deaths, and Finley's got a good idea where to look... There's a tall, dark stranger in town, and he rode in wearing the dead men's clothes.
Orphaned at an early age when their parents were brutally killed, Emilio and Nina Juarez made a life for themselves by stealing and selling horses on the open market. Emilio permanently embraced the lawless lifestyle but Nina wanted nothing more than a permanent, peaceful law-abiding existence.
JACK SCHAEFER'S MEMORABLE NOVEL--A MAGNIFICENT AND ENDURING STORY ABOUT AMERICA'S OLD WEST.
Skye Fargo is placed into servitude by Captain Strang when he tries to help a Hawaiian beauty escape the captain's advances. They sail to Hawaii amid many adventures.
When Elizabeth Bradley arrived on the stagecoach in Shawnee, she had little idea of what life in the West would be like. She'd come from her home in Virginia to work as the housekeeper of the widowed Tim Ryan, a prosperous rancher. But Ryan was caught in a deadly senseless conflict between ranchers and squatters. And the proud Sioux Indians were gearing up for an all-out war against the whites. When Ryan's rival, George Bigelow, began to court her, she found herself falling in love with Ryan instead. But Bigelow wasn't the type to take no for an answer. He'd rid the land of squatters and Indians alike--and then make Elizabeth marry him...if she survived the bloodshed.
The Silver Dollar Ranch, near Tombstone, Arizona Rancher Wyatt Earp Bodine is a third-generation rancher here--and he's also the local sheriff. But he's never had a case like this before! Someone's left a skeleton in Boot Hill, Tombstone's famous graveyard. An old skeleton. The person who happens to find it is forensic investigator Caro Hartlan--which seems more than a coincidence. Needless to say, she offers to help the handsome sheriff figure out who done it--and why. Their search uncovers a trail of betrayal and deceit, a trail that leads them to an old crime buried deep in Tombstone's past. A trail that leads to kisses as well as clues--and to love as well as lies.
This book profiles a dozen women whose courage went beyond what the authors call the "usual, everyday" variety required in the early days of the American West. It includes US and Mexican women who provide differing views of the battle of the Alamo. The title stems from the story of Buffalo Soldier Cathy Williams, who served in the US military in the 1860s disguised as a man, but later wore a yellow ribbon to show pride in her gender. Annotation © 2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
The Sheep Queen is a Western epic in miniature, the story of Emma Russell Sweringen, known as the Sheep Queen of Idaho; the daughter who disappointed her; the grandson who adored her; and the granddaughter, given up for adoption, who spent nearly half her life finding her way back to her family.
SHERIDAN WAS A PEACEFUL TOWN UNTIL THE STAGE ROLLED IN The next day the banker was shot at his desk by a bullet from a Lightning Colt. Trouble was, all four stagecoach passengers carried Colts--and one of them was a mighty pretty woman. Town marshal Joe Fogarty's got his hands full. When the pretty woman turns out to be a Pinkerton lady, and the traveling peddlers turn out to be counterfeiters, all hell breaks loose. And before the bushwhacking and kidnapping and shooting stop, Fogarty will know a lot more about outlaws--and pretty women who carry pistols in their purses.
Seven years ago Lucas Blaylock let his dark family history cost him a future with Miranda Ward. Now the independent Montana cowgirl needs him to help find her missing sister. This time Lucas won't let Miranda down. This time he can't walk away. Miranda has never forgiven Lucas for leaving her at the altar. But with her sister's life at stake, she must once again put her trust in the seductive lawman. As danger trails them into treacherous territory, Miranda has no defense against her powerful feelings for Lucas.
Chance Calder is in Texas searching for information that leads him to being shot. He loses his memory and while getting it back has to pretend he is dead. With a man that saves his life, they return to the triple C to sort out the mystery.
Invitation To A Hanging They're hanging Billy Ray Cabot in Cloverdale, Nevada on Friday. Or so they think. Thursday brings Smoke Jensen to town. In another life, Billy Ray was almost kin to Smoke, and guilty or not, Smoke will blast Cloverdale sky high if that's what it takes to set his old friend free. By midnight, Smoke and Billy Ray are riding hell-for-leather out of Cloverdale, and into a war between cunning railroad robbers and the organization sworn to stop them. Billy Ray was working for the railroads until he was betrayed. Now, both men are pursued by deadly enemies on either side of the law. For a former mountain man who's tried to make a peaceful life back in Colorado, there's only one way back home: he's going on the attack. And this attack won't stop until the bitterest, bloodiest end. . .
A Double-Barreled Avenger Is BornDr. John Bishop thought he'd seen his share of death on the battlefields of America's great Civil War. Then his quiet life was shattered when a gang of outlaws invaded his home, killed his family, and tortured him within an inch of his life. John Bishop's soul may have died that day, but his mangled body lived on. A beautiful Cheyenne named White Fox nursed him back to health--and a gunsmith outfitted him with a special shotgun rig where his left arm used to be. A strap across one shoulder fires it, while the chip on the other fuels his quest for vengeance. Now the man called Shotgun rides deep into the Colorado winter to find and kill the men who murdered everything he once held dear. The hunt will lead him straight to the heart of a fiendish criminal conspiracy--and force him to confront the violent legacy of his own outlaw brother.
Kade McKettrick's got five mail-order brides-to-be at the local hotel, all more than eager to brave the frontier and provide the heir that will win Kade the Triple M ranch. But the newly appointed marshal has his hands full with a troublesome outlaw gang. Why, then, is he so easily distracted by pretty "Sister Mandy"--whose claim to be a nun is obviously false?On the run from her outlaw stepfather, Mandy Sperrin hides a wild, passionate nature beneath her solemn disguise. But when Kade makes it clear he wants her, she cannot resist her own heated desires. . . .Despite the secrets luring them both into danger, Kade knows marriage may be the only way to keep this spirited woman. But are her ties to a shadowed past more threatening--and closer--than Kade realizes? And while his strong, sensual embrace may charm Mandy's tempestuous heart, dare she surrender for a lifetime?knows? His strong, sensual embrace may charm Mandy's wild heart -- but will she surrender to a lifetime of his deep and powerful love?
After repeated vicious attacks on the stagecoach, and the senseless death of innocent men protecting shipments of gold, Starbuck faced an ugly fact. Someone connected with the stage company in Junction City was working with the outlaws, for the bandits knew too much about the gold and when and where it was being transported. His suspicions were confirmed during a bloody showdown in a saloon brawl, and Starbuck found himself set up as the only man who could save the gold and track down the informer. But things really got hot for Starbuck when the beautiful daughter of the stageline owner testified against him, and he was charged with a murder he did not commit!
Five of the fourteen soldiers would survive either by raw courage or blind luck. One of them was a traitor who had sold the Indians stolen Winchester rifles. Now Breed faced a court-martial that could put him in front of a firing squad, unless he rode hell-for-leather to freedom and the woman who could prove his innocence.
Infamous shootist Buck Fletcher befriends a female victim of a range war and finds himself threatened by one side, courted by the other.
In frontier literature, the name "Johnstone" means big, hard-hitting Western adventure told at a breakneck pace. Now, the bestselling authors kick off a rollicking, dramatic new series--with the first novel about a pair of not-quite-over-the-hill drifters winding their way across the American west--mostly on the right side of the law. . . but sometimes, if the situation calls for it, on the wrong side. . . Meet Scratch Morton and Bo Creel, two amiable drifters and old pals. Veterans of cowboying, cattle drives, drunken brawls, and a couple of shoot-outs, Scratch and Bo are mostly honest and dont go looking for trouble--its usually there when they wake up in the morning. Now, in remote Arizona Territory, theyre caught up in a battle between two stagecoach lines. The owner of one, a beautiful widow, has gotten both Scratch and Bo hot and bothered--each trying to impress her as they fend off the opposing stage line trying to destroy her. But nothing is what it seems in this fight, and two tough sidewinders are riding straight into a trap.
The Greatest Western Writer Of The 21st CenturyIn his new novel, USA Todaybestsellers William W. Johnstone and J. A. Johnstone bring back those beloved, bumbling cowboys, Bo Creel and Scratch Morton. As usual, despite their best efforts, deep trouble has a way of tracking them down. . . Knocking On Trouble's DoorThere's nothing like family. At least that's what people say. But when Bo and Scratch come home to Bear Creek for a long-overdue visit, Bo's family kindly invites him to turn around and leave. His old friends and neighbors turn tail and run when they see him. Next thing he knows, he's in jail for the brutal murder of two saloon girls in neighboring Cottonwood. Unfortunately, the real killer looks astonishingly like Bo. Now, with his buddy in jail, Scratch needs to ride to the rescue, if he can escape the clutches of the beautiful assistant to a traveling snake oil salesman. With Bear Creek in an uproar, a man with Bo Creel's face and body is about to kill again. And the worst is still hovering on the horizon: a family secret that could turn Bo's hair bone-white.
William Johnstones towering Mountain Man and The Last Gunfighter series are epics of the frontier. Now, with J. A. Johnstone, he has created Sidewinders, a wild, rollicking ride alongside two hardheaded cowboys with a knack for staying on the wrong side of the law--but for all the right reasons. . . Heres Your Gold. Now Fight For It. . . Sometimes, its bad to be good. Thats what happens when Scratch Morton and Bo Creel are rewarded with a gold mine for saving a rich mans bacon. The catch: this mine is a magnet for marauding Mexican banditos. Budding capitalists, Scratch and Bo fight back. Thats when they discover that the thieves arent who they thought they were, some really bad guys are on the way, and a beautiful woman might just be the most dangerous bandit of all--the kind that can steal your heart. For Scratch and Bo, this gold mine might make them rich. But its more likely to get them killed--just as soon as they can figure out who wants them dead. . .
The Greatest Western Writer Of The 21st Century Famed for his Mountain Man and Eagles epics, William W. Johnstone, with J. A. Johnstone, now introduces two hard-riding, trouble-prone Texans-with a knack for keeping the west as wild as it ever was. . . When A Devil Comes Calling, Meet Him With A Gun. . . Two years after Wild Bill Hickok made his mark on Deadwood, Scratch Morton and Bo Creel make theirs. Their job is guarding gold shipments from the mining camps-shipments that keep getting hijacked by a gang called the Devils of Deadwood who plunge pitchforks into their victims' bodies. With Thanksgiving approaching, Scratch just wants to carve a turkey with a handsome widow woman at his side. Course, when the U. S. Army comes to the rescue, all hell breaks loose. The widow gets taken hostage. So do a bunch of soldiers. Now, Scratch and Bo are going after missing gold and a band of vicious killers in the heart of a winter storm. Some days, it just doesn't pay to get out of bed.
From William W. Johnstone, bestselling author of Blood Bond, Mountain Man, and The Last Gunfighter, and J. A. Johnstone, comes Sidewinders, a double-barreled dose of action, featuring two of the unlikeliest western heroes to ever cross the American frontier. Sidewinders Dont Look For Trouble--It Usually Finds Them In the west, theres always work for the kind of men willing to get their hands dirty--from rounding stray cattle to stringing barbed wire. Bo Creel and Scratch Morton are just such men. Now theyve been hired for the one job theyve never tried: wearing badges--in a little stain of a town called Whiskey Flats. What Bo and Scratch dont know is that a gang of outlaws is bent on burning down the town the Sidewinders have been hired to protect. With only a passing acquaintance of the law, a keen sense of self-preservation, and a range-war gathering round them, Bo and Scratch need a good plan or its a one-way ticket to Boot Hill. Theyll also need a little luck, a whole mess of bullets, and the courage to stand tall--and shoot true. . .
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