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After Cuno Massey's business partner is murdered by a gang of outlaws, he takes to the trail to find the killers. But Cuno's mission of vengeance becomes a rescue mission when he learns that the outlaws have kidnapped a young Chinese woman.
Cuno Massey is determined to start a new, peaceful life. But when he comes across a prison wagon under attack, he can't just ride on. A gang of outlaws is hell-bent on granting four hardened convicts an early release, and with the only lawman down, the marshal is badly outnumbered. Dispensing frontier justice from the barrel of his Colt .45, Cuno does his best to even the odds and keep the murderous animals where they belong.
Silas Colter is as cold and cunning as any other lifelong lawbreaker. After he suckered in Dan and Jed Brand to help drive stolen cattle to Abilene, the scheme went bad, with Colter killing Dan and two lawmen -- and leaving Jed to hang. Now, he's assumed Jed's identity to cut a swath of blood through the West. To avenge his brother and clear his name, Jed hunts the vicious Colter across the plains, dodging bounty hunters and a relentless U.S. Marshal whose motives are as personal as Jed's. All Jed knows is that if he ever wants to see the end of the Owlhoot Trail, someone's going to have to die....
George Revelwood is seeking his fortune in a hostile land accompanied by a woman who can never love him, Clara Dale. Clara on the other hand finds herself torn between two men.
The brave pioneers who made a life on the frontier were not only male; and they were not only white. The story of African-American women in the Old West is one that has largely gone untold--until now. The story of ten African-American women is reconstructed from historic documents found in century-old archives. The ten remarkable women in Black Women of the Old West were all born before 1900, some were slaves, some were free, and some lived both ways during their lifetime. Among them were laundresses, freedom advocates, journalists, educators, midwives, business proprietors, religious converts, philanthropists, mail and freight haulers, and civil and social activists.
Describes the important role of freed slaves and other African-Americans in the settlement of the Western US.
The boom was on for Alder Gulch in Montana, and Pierce was forced to run from other troubles to try and make his fortune in gold. He was persuaded by beautiful Diana Castle to let her accompany him, and the two set forth together upon an incredible adventure. In crude Virginia City, wagons careened in and out of town, carrying thousands of prospectors who panned for gold. Crime was rampant, and the law a thousand miles away. ...
The newest Cupid, Texas romance, from the author of The First Love Cookie Club and the Jubilee, Texas novels . . . Football star Pierce Hollister has fame, fortune, and beautiful women wholl do anything for him . . . whether he asks them to or not. But when it all comes crashing down, Pierce finds himself back home, running the ranch inCupid, Texas, wondering how it all went wrong. But one thing is right: Lace Bettingfield. The formerplain-Jane has turned into a luscious knockout--trouble is, she wont even give him the time of day no matterhow many passes he makes. Being in love with your older brothers best friend is awkward enough, and Pierce was the cause of Laces most embarrassing high school moment ever when her secret letter to him declaring her love landed right on the front page of the school newspaper Pierce is still as stubborn, sexy, and arrogant as ever . . . but Lace is about to see that things arent always as they seem . . . especially whenit comes to love.
The national bestseller and the first volume in Cormac McCarthy's Border Trilogy, All the Pretty Horses is the tale of John Grady Cole, who at sixteen finds himself at the end of a long line of Texas ranchers, cut off from the only life he has ever imagined for himself. With two companions, he sets off for Mexico on a sometimes idyllic, sometimes comic journey to a place where dreams are paid for in blood. Winner of the National Book Award for Fiction.
He was the spark; she was the flame . . . Baptiste Lightbody had found the beautiful young girl named Maggie in Missouri Territory. From the moment they met, they became two parts of the same spirit, joined in flesh and soul with an underlying fire. Shunned by a world that called him a half-breed and her a witch, they struck out together into the wilderness after the same fierce dream: a paradise of their own. But ahead of them lay dangers that could take Maggie away forever: brutal river pirates, rampaging Indian renegades, and a secret that followed them into the virgin forest. And soon they would both face a test that could break their hearts--or join them in a love that would become a legend on the untamed American frontier.
When the infamous Texas Rangers look for the perfect man for Company Z--a special new task force--there seems to be only one choice. He has to be cougar-fast, Texas-tough, and able to handle any situation. Although Alvin Cap Fog has never fought in lawless West Texas, from his first pistol draw he rivals his legendary grandfather Dusty Fog. First U. S. publication.
APACHES ON THE WARPATH The Apaches were the meanest bunch of Indians around. They would do anything for a fight During a raid, they captured a white woman and made her their slave. It was up to the cavalry to put an end to the Apache menace and to rescue the woman. A big, gripping novel of the Southwest ... a blazing chapter from the annals of cavalry life on the frontier.
Before he rode a black stallion, young Yakima Henry was a scout for the Arizona cavalry outpost Fort Hell, so named for its unforgiving desert locale and the many fearsome dangers that were all but routine.... When Chiricahua Apaches attack a stagecoach bound for Fort Hell, Yakima Henry and fellow scout Seth Barksdale rush to defend it--only to discover that one of the fallen Apache is a blond-haired, blue-eyed white boy. This is shocking news to the fort's commanding officer, Colonel Ephraim Alexander. Years ago, his family was kidnapped during an Apache attack, and his desperate search was cut short by orders to evacuate. If this white Apache warrior is his son, can his wife and daughter still be alive? The colonel charges Yakima and Seth to lead a search party. Riding as far as the forbidding Shadow Montañas in Mexico, they come up against a ruthless warrior queen--a beautiful blond white woman with cornflower blue eyes. Can this unlikely leader of the fierce Winter Wolf People and a pack of ex-Confederate desperadoes actually be the colonel's long-lost daughter? As bullets fly and blood paints the desert red, Yakima and Seth grow ever more determined to find the truth. FIRST IN A NEW SERIES!
Arizona Ranger Sam Burrack is on the trail of a gang of Yuma jailbreakers led by the blood-thirsty Suela Soto, and he's leaving a trail of death and destruction. The pursuit will bring Sam up against one of the most infamous criminal gangs ever to pull a heist in the West-the Hole in the Wall Gang. . .
When Lassiter and his best pal Borling were framed for the murder of a card shark, everyone reckoned they'd swing at the end of a rope. But the jury gave them twenty-five years hard time in the roughest prison in the West. That's when Lassiter and Borling decided to break out-only to be double-crossed when freedom was a moment away. Lassiter got solitary confinement. His pardner got a back full of lead. Now all Lassiter lived for was brutal revenge.
THE GREATEST WESTERN WRITER OF THE 21ST CENTURY Smoke Jensen never wanted to kill, but fate had other plans, and the Mountain Man has left plenty of blood, tears and fury in his wake. Angus MacDougal, the father of one of Smoke's victims, wants revenge. Riding up to Big Rock, Colorado, MacDougal has decided that killing Smoke won't be enough. He intends to bring him back to Pueblo and hang him before a crowd. It's a bloodthirsty plan that might have worked, except for a beautiful young woman, and the small knife she slips into Smoke's hand. Suddenly Smoke is on the run in the Colorado wilderness with no gun, no supplies, and twenty armed men in pursuit. Once, a man named Preacher taught Smoke how to survive in this wilderness. Now, as a brutal winter bears down, the Mountain Man will use those lessons well-not only to fight his way out alive, but also for vengeance of his own. . .
A regiment was needed but they sent only one man, Hugh Kinzie, scout for the United States Army. Hugh saddled his dun and rode west. He found the party of men and women ambushed by Red Sleeves, the maniacal chief who hated the white man more than he feared death itself. Hugh counted on one thing to get them out--his old, battered, still-deadly rifle.
A BATTLE FOR GLORY- Noble of spirit but recklessly proud, Ghonkaba, grandson of Renno, the great Iroquois Sachem, faces the final test of his bravery. Raging with a thirst for vengeance against the Englishman who stole the beautiful white woman he loves, yet sworn to honor the Seneca alliance with the British, the defiant young warrior finds the fate of a continent rests on his mighty shoulders. For as the crack of a rifle signals the start of war with the hated French, only Ghonkaba and his fierce fighting band can turn the bloody carnage of certain defeat into a victory for freedom. THE MAKING OF A LEGEND - The daring rescue of a dusky, passionate Indian maid and a thrilling act of heroism in battle mark Ghonkaba as the true inheritor of the special destiny born with Renno, the White Indian. And from the powerful Manitous, protectors of the Seneca, now comes a stunning personal message--a mysterious circling hawk destined to lead the Iroquois nation to their greatest triumph ever in this new and glorious land.
Buck Horne was shot in front of 20,000 fans awaiting his comeback in the world's largest rodeo. Ellery Queen was one of them. But after a month of investigation, he was as baffled as everyone else.
"[Lock's fiction] shimmers with glorious language, fluid rhythms, and complex insights. " --NPR "[Lock] is one of the most interesting writers out there. " --Reader's Digest "Lock writes some of the most deceptively beautiful sentences in contemporary fiction. Beneath their clarity are layers of cultural and literary references, profound questions about loyalty, race, the possibility of social progress, and the nature of truth. " --Shelf Awareness In this panoramic tale of Manifest Destiny, Stephen Moran comes of age with the young country that he crosses on the Union Pacific, just as the railroad unites the continent. Propelled westward from his Brooklyn neighborhood and the killing fields of the Civil War to the Battle of Little Big Horn, he befriends Walt Whitman, becomes a bugler on President Lincoln's funeral train, apprentices with frontier photographer William Henry Jackson, and stalks General George Custer. When he comes face-to-face with Crazy Horse, his life will be spared but his dreams haunted for the rest of his days. By turns elegiac and comic, American Meteor is a novel of adventure, ideas, and mourning: a unique vision of America's fabulous and murderous history. Norman Lock is the award-winning author of novels, short fiction, and poetry, as well as stage, radio, and screenplays. His recent works of fiction include Love Among the Particles, a Shelf Awareness Best Book of the Year, and The Boy in His Winter, a re-envisioning of Mark Twain's classic The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, which Scott Simon of NPR's Weekend Edition hailed for "mak[ing] Huck and Jim so real you expect to get messages from them on your iPhone. " He lives in Aberdeen, New Jersey.
A man could thunder up a fortune with the hundreds of thousands of wild, scrawny longhorns that came up the Chisholm Trail through Indian territory to Kansas. Big Jim Wade was desperate for money for himself and for the woman he loved. So he leased a million acres of grasslands from the Cheyenne chiefs and gambled everything he had to build a cattle kingdom. But that was the year the Cheyenne went on the warpath and all hell broke loose on the range.
Desire and danger blaze like wildfire across the bold American West...in these scorching novels from "New York Times" bestselling author Linda Howard. ANGEL CREEK: After her father died, beautiful Dee Swann held on to her homestead in the Colorado hills, fiercely determined that no one would claim her land -- or her independence. Then ruthless, ambitious Lucas Cochran came to Angel Creek valley to challenge her on both counts....He needs the valley's cool waters to turn the drought-cursed high country into the cattle dynasty he craves. But as their fiery confrontation flares into a wild and unfettered passion, they are bound together in a dangerous destiny -- with much more than just frontier dreams at stake. ... A LADY OF THE WEST: Victoria Waverly was a noble daughter of the war-ruined South -- and wife in name only to a heartless Western rancher. Yet neither honor nor pride could quench her forbidden desire for hired gunman Jake Roper. His narrow gaze, hard as ice, hid tender emotions -- and he cursed his burning need for this graceful, innocent lady. For the blazing New Mexico territory called him to fight for the sweeping ranchland that was his birthright. On a mission to set right the past across the lawless land, the powerful cowboy and the aristocratic beauty would reach the heights of passion -- and step closer to the flames of destruction. ...
Desire came like a wildfire to the Colorado hills...to claim a woman's property...and her heart. For five years after her father died, lithe, beautiful Dee Swann held on to Angel Creek valley and her independence. The homestead was hers, and she vowed no one else would ever own it...or her. Then Lucas Cochran came back to Colorado. In the drought-cursed high country, he needed Angel Creek and its cool water to turn his Double C ranch into the cattle dynasty he craved. His ruthless ambition guaranteed he would fight to take it away from the black-haired, green-eyed spitfire who claimed it. But the passion that blazed when Dee Swann and Lucas Cochran met shocked them both. Unbidden, unexpected, their kisses swept them toward a dangerous destiny where dreams might be scattered...men could be killed...or love would be born as wild and unfettered as this glorious frontier.
A police sketch artist flees Seattle after witnessing a murder and finds refuge in Montana at the home of a man and his twin sons. She settles into her small-town life and develops a bond with the boys. Can the boys' real-life angel face the danger of her past?