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From nearby Fort McDowell soldiers scoured the countryside for Chago, but the Army post was undermanned and riven with dissension and intrigue. When Chago ambushed and massacred an entire Army patrol, Greg Hammond vowed personal vengeance. But first he had to battle the weakness of his commanding officer, the hatred of a fellow lieutenant, and his own love for the commanding officer's daughter. And then he had to survive the most dangerous assignment of his career. While out on the hot Arizona desert Chago made plans of his own for Hammond--a cruel and savage Apache death.
Everyone in town says Braddock is innocent. Two men are dead at the Bar T Ranch: a clear case of self-defense. But an angry Army officer has personal reasons for pressing charges and Braddock is on the run, headed for Mexico with marriage on his mind and high-spirited Phyllis at his side. Between Mexico and freedom lays treacherous Apache land. It could spell cruel death. For Braddock, it becomes a haven - - a place to discover a priceless piece of his heritage. But a relentless sense of duty and a fat bounty to bring Phyllis home spur on Marshall Dan Stowe to smoke the Pecos Kid out. And before he knows it, Braddock is alone, riding for the border and a shootout that will brand him an outlaw forever or leave him stone-cold dead.
When Frank Bratton finished doing time for a bank robbery, he decided to make dealing a deck of cards rate more than a Colt .45. But a cheating gambler made him reach for his gun--and now crack U.S. Marshal Harry Locke wanted him for murder. At the same time, Bratton's old gang, headed by ruthless Monty Killeen, called him a traitor and lusted for blood vengeance. Only Bratton's beautiful ex-girlfriend Jenny McCall believed in his innocence. But Jenny was sure to be a handicap in a mountain showdown where one wrong move would leave Bratton ripped apart by outlaw bullets or dangling at the end of a hanging judge's rope.
He is a loner in black astride a jet black horse, and administering hard justice at the presidents behest. War hero, half-Indian, all killer, his name is Zak Cody but he's called... SHADOW RIDER. Driven equally by his duty to his nation's leader and by his need to avenge his father's murder, Zak Cody is on the trail of the goldhungry killer who made him an orphan. But while he's taking down his adversary's hired guns every step of the way, their leader, Ben Trask, continues to elude him. And Trask is brewing up a poisonous stew of betrayal, death, and lies with the powerful help of someone at Fort Bowie-a plan that will bring about the terrible slaughter of a proud but volatile native people. The death storm is rolling relentlessly in-and Cody must battle time, bullets, and savage nature to reach the one man who might help him prevent a massacre-the warrior named Cochise!
Years ago, Skye Fargo barely survived a scrap with an Apache called Red Knife. Now, Red Knife needs Fargo's help to find the white men that raped and killed his daughter. <P><P>The Army wants Fargo to do it so the Apaches will be pacified. But Red Knife wants blood, not justice--and the Trailsman soon finds himself caught between his orders and his old foe's rage...
Here is the fourteenth title in the White Indian series.
When Virgil Cole and Everett Hitch arrive in Appaloosa, they find a town suffering at the hands of a renegade rancher who's already left the city marshal and one of his deputies dead. Cole and Hitch are used to cleaning up after scavengers, but this one raises the stakes by playing not with the rules--but with emotion. Watch a QuickTime trailer for this book.
When Dodge Mercer arrived in town, he headed out to the Lilley place to find work. On his way there, he met Nan, the oldest Lilley girl. And he fell in love. He met her family, got friendly with them, and became the target of a man who wants Nan to marry him, even though she doesn't want that.
Lisa Powers initially hated and feared the handsome Apache brave who captured her. Soon those feelings gradually changed and the two fell in love. The depth of their love and its survival are woven in a tapestry of adventure, challenge, fear and suspense that continues to the last word of this compelling novel.
Nothing could have prepared bounty hunter Trinity Smith for fiery-haired fugitive Victoria Davidge; his investigation may not uncover her secrets, but it will discover her searing passion.
An outlaw falls for his beautiful prisoner--but soon it's unclear who is being held captive by whom. . . He was heir-apparent to a ranching fortune, but Rick Peralta craved freedom. He found it in his disguise as El Cazador, a notorious gunman with a fast flight, a fleet horse--and the company of a woman whenever he pleased. But when he sets eyes on Jennie McCaine among his compadres, there's only one woman he wants. The rancher's daughter may be sheltered, but he can see that Jennie has a free spirit to match his own. . . No fantasy of romance had yet rivaled Jennie's love for the wildness of the land. And when she's kidnapped by a gang of desperados, she swears she'll die before giving herself to any man. But there is something about the rugged El Cazador that captures her attention in way that thrills, frightens, and awakens her. Now she will have to decide whether to trust him, and herself. . .
"Dusty takes readers into the real west at full gallop." --New York Times bestselling author Jodi ThomasWestern Heritage and Spur award-winning author Dusty Richards tells the thrilling saga of Chet Byrnes, a man who brought the spirit of Texas into Arizona Territory--and the guns to back it up...Have Gun, Will Battle Chet Byrnes has built a ranching empire from the ground up. And he's defended it with his sweat, blood and a ragtag band of ranch-hand fighters. Now a beautiful young Spanish widow comes into Chet's life, just as he starts off in search of a lost cattle drive. The search leads into the eye of a sprawling, violent storm.Chet, and his men--and his seductive new woman--end up on a wild ride through Nebraska, Colorado and Kansas, where authorities want to confiscate the beeves for trespassing. With Indians, outlaws and an oppressive government crossing their path, Chet is on a cowboy's honeymoon: fighting and shooting all the way back home."Dusty Richards writes...with the flavor of the real West." --Elmer Kelton
To a sun-scorched frontier the Winchester rifle promised redemption from a hell of outlaw tyranny. In the hands of brave cavalry officers such as Cindy Holt's new husband, Reed Kerr, this superior weapon could be the true peacemaker of the West. But treachery has no honor, and an ambush could cut down youth and hope, not just in Yuma, but abroad, where West Pointer Capt. Henry Blake undertook a dangerous secret mission... and in Kentucky where famous scout Toby Holt--son of legendary wagonmaster Whip Holt--took aim at a scoundrel's heart. These men are forced to face their most dangerous enemies and with their hearts, minds, and bullets, protect and defend family, country, and decency in the epic ARIZONA!
Eastward, as far as the eye could see, stretched the Great Plains. Westward rose the Rockies, snowcapped shadows against the sky. In the middle flowed a mighty river-- silent, glistening, and turbulent--the bloodline of a wide and wild land. Three hard, tough men staked their claims on its potent shores; Jake Stonecipher, pioneer merchant, seeking his fortune--yet finding a war. Will Burke, a mountain man as savage as the wilderness itself. And Francisco Serrano, determined to carve a fertile ranch out of the stubborn soil. Three men blazing trails, forging a future...building lives as bold-- and as treacherous--as the Arkansas River.
Outlaws Frank and Jesse James eluded capture for sixteen years and became folk heroes. In 1882, after Jesse was killed, Frank surrendered and faced trial for murder. But how could Missouri convict a man so popular that the governor almost needed an appointment to visit him in jail? The James brothers are icons of Western Americana, but little has been heard about the circus-like trial that decided if Frank James was guilty of cold-blooded murder. With great care, Boggs has recreated the least-known saga of the James brothers' lives-the trial of Frank James.
THERE CAME A SIOUX MESSIAH Only fourteen years after the Sioux Nation's victory at Little Bighorn, they are a vanquished people living on reservations. Yet the old ways die hard. And when the Ghost Dance spreads across the West, calling the Sioux to the mystic dance of rebellion, many answer. Among those who respond is the fierce warrior hero of Little Bighorn, the great chief, Sitting Bull. Indian agent James McLaughlin and reservation teacher Willa Mae Ravory care deeply about the men and women they live and work with. But when the army moves to arrest Sitting Bull to end the frightening passion of the Ghost Dance, McLaughlin and Willa Mae must face the truth-about their love for the Sioux, and their loyalty to a government whose actions they deplore.
Tom Sandcrane must navigate the narrow path between his Cheyenne heritage and the white man's worldFor generations, the Sandcrane men have served their tribe as the keepers of the Sacred Arrows. When the time comes for Seth Sandcrane to pass the responsibility on to his son Tom, he waits with pride for his son to assume his place among the elders of the tribe. But Tom wants nothing to do with Sacred Arrows, ancient traditions, and the mystical heritage of the Cheyenne. It is 1896; the nation is growing, and Tom wants a place in the white man's world.He takes a job in the Bureau of Indian Affairs as a go-between for the government and the Cheyenne. When bureaucratic treachery forces Tom to become an outlaw, he must flee the land of his birth. As America teeters on the brink of the Spanish-American War, Tom Sandcrane will learn to fight--not with sacred arrows, but with a Colt .38.
The Release Series: Book TwoJust released from the military, wounded warrior Eric Tremaine is trying to put his life back together like the doctors reassembled his shattered leg. He's a man with no home, since his Louisiana family rejected him, so Eric winds up in Texas with his old Army buddy, Adam Winchester, and his lover, Sage. When Eric decides to stop sitting on his ass feeling sorry for himself, he is introduced to trainer Troy Daniels, who lost both his legs in a teenage accident. Troy knows what it's like to feel as if your body is your enemy. While Eric and Troy have a bumpy start, they soon find enough common ground to make a friendship, if not more. But taking it to the next level means finding out what they have to offer each other, and the world, before they can trust that the love they find together won't cause more pain than pleasure.
Crystal meth, brushfires, and a murderer on the loose threaten Du Pré's tranquil Montana townDrought has come to Toussaint, Montana, and appendicitis has stricken the Métis Indian tracker and investigator Gabriel Du Pré. His appendix is bad enough, but what really hurts is being trapped in the hospital when he learns that Maddy Collins has been killed. As far as Du Pré knows, no one in town had cause to dislike the harmless old coot, much less bash her head in with a cast-iron hatchet. When the doctors release him, he goes looking for answers. Du Pré suspects a pair of boys who, despite their good upbringing, have fallen in with a gang of meth dealers. Not long after the murder, they vanish. As the town is threatened by a forest fire, he hunts for the two young men, not knowing whether they are alive or dead. When the inferno reaches Toussaint, no one will be safe.
New novellas in the Green Mountain, Harmony, Southern Belle Book Club, and Dare Island series!From four contemporary romance stars, stories filled with first kisses, first dances, and happily-ever-afters...You'll Be Mine by Marie Force: Will Abbott and Cameron Murphy are finally ready to tie the knot--as long as family, friends and a love-struck moose don't get in the way.Midnight Bet by Jodi Thomas: When cousins Rick and Lizzy Matheson of Harmony, Texas, wind up on the wrong side of an attempted shooting, they know they're in deep. Still, the biggest danger is losing their hearts--Rick to an old flame and Lizzy to an old friend she'd never noticed before...Wrapped Around Your Finger by Shirley Jump: Maggie McBride is just one of the guys in the hard-knocks world of construction. Until she's dared to ask Nick Patterson to a wedding, enticing her to knock down some walls--and risk falling in love.Carolina Heart by Virginia Kantra: Determined to leave her wild past behind, Cynthie Lodge is forging a new life for herself and her daughters--one that's man-free and drama-free. But when her high school crush shows up on Dare Island, he's determined to make her break her rules...From the Paperback edition.
Ron Hansen's critically acclaimed historical novel about the life and untimely death of America's most infamous outlaw, and his relationship with the young man who killed himBy age thirty-four, Jesse James was already one of the most notorious and admired men in America. Bank robber, train bandit, gang leader, killer, and beloved son of Missouri--James's many epithets live on in newspapers and novels alike. As his celebrity was reaching its apex, James met Robert Ford, the brother of a James gang member--an awkward, antihero-worshipping twenty-year-old with stars in his eyes. The young man's fascination with the legend borders on jealous obsession: While Ford wants to ride alongside James as his most-trusted confidant, sharing his spotlight is not enough. As a bond forms between the two men, Ford realizes that the only way he'll ever be as powerful as his idol is to become him; he must kill James and take his mantle. In the striking novel that inspired the film of the same name starring Brad Pitt and Casey Affleck, bestselling author Ron Hansen retells a classic Wild West story that has long captured the nation's imagination, and breathes new life into the final days and ignoble death of an iconic American man.
The Greatest Western Writer Of The 21st Century The kind of man for whom God created the gun, Smoke Jensen stands as a force of will in the brutal, lawless west. Messing with his wife is a bad idea. . . Into The Valley Of DeathSally has traveled to the silver-mining town of Goth, Colorado to open a restaurant with a friend. That's where she crosses paths with five bank robbers in a hurry to strike it rich. With the local sheriff lying dead in a pool of blood, Sally fights for her life while a frontier surgeon tries to work a miracle. Burning with fury, armed with a gun and a badge, Smoke Jenson goes on the hunt--a posse of one against a gang of outlaws more dangerous than he can know. Soon, Smoke is being lured into a trap at a place called Black Canyon--a deep, dark valley of death, from which only one man will emerge alive. . .