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To avenge the death of an innocent shopkeeper, Slocum ventures into a lawless wasteland with a makeshift posse of rogue Indian scouts and miscreant cowboys.
Slocum reckons he won't find anything but trouble in a town called Hangdog. And he's right on the money- the place is infested with more fleas than a mangy cur, and Slocum's just itching to pull the trigger on 'em.
Wink Trent's husband and son were murdered when a gang of outlaws led by Colonel Charles Bowdry rode hell bent for leather into a Kansas town and robbed the bank. Now, the young widow wants the bandits to pay for their crimes-and wants Slocum to help her track them down. <P><P> Realizing Wink is going to hunt for Bowdry's ruthless gang whether he accompanies her or not, Slocum reluctantly agrees to join the pursuit. But his help is contingent on whether or not her performance on the trail satisfies him...
DOUBLE DUTY When Slocum's good friend Colonel Gill McKee makes a trade for two sisters who were captured by Comanches, he agrees to return Elania and Katrina Proctor to their wealthy merchant father in Santa Fe. But with winter raging, Slocum won't be able to transport his precious cargo until the spring. At least he has some female company to keep him warm. But when a band of outlaws murders McKee's men, Slocum puts romance on the back burner in order to find their leader, a ruthless gunslinger named King. After all, there's nothing Slocum enjoys more than some well-deserved payback. .
RUNNING WILD Slocum is on the trail to Billings, Montana, with a load of farm equipment when his wagon train is attacked by a Cheyenne war party. Under siege, he kidnaps the chief's daughter, Snow, and holds her hostage as a ticket to safety. It doesn't hurt that she's easy on the eyes and even easier on the soul. But as the Cheyenne princess begins to steal his heart, he finds himself in some real trouble. Because when outlaws along the trail try to take away his prize, Slocum will have to show them that no one takes what belongs to him--not if they want to get away with their lives...
BREED TO DEATH Slocum has just ridden into Diamond City, but with hardly a chance to clean his whistle, a man approaches him with a job. Casey O'Riley lost two rare-breed racehorses--and his wife--to a couple no-good outlaws. He'll pay top dollar to get the horses back. For his wife, he'll do just about anything. Now, Slocum's on the trail with O'Riley and a lovely señorita named Rosa along for the ride. And despite several days' head start, the no-good horse thieves find themselves neck and neck with the last man they'd ever want to cross. .
Slocum's quarry: a wayward husband. An abandoned wife stirs the fire in Slocum's soul-and almost gets him killed searching for the man who left her behind...
KIDNAPPED BY KIOWA There's only one thing more vicious than the west Texas wind as it blows through Palo Duro Canyon--and that's a band of bloodthirsty Kiowa. Answering a woman's call for help, Slocum comes across the scene of a brutal ambush. Two men are dead, and three women have been abducted. Turns out the Indians are working with a scoundrel named Scudder, who aims to turn the women into prostitutes. There's only one man who can save the ladies from a fate worse than death--and his name is John Slocum. .
Slocum's being hunted by Goose Martin-a man with a bad rep and a worse need to put some lead into Slocum. Then a young man approaches him with news that hits harder than any bullet-Slocum is his father.
DARK DEEDS It was too dark to see, but the sounds of gunfire and agony were unmistakable. When day came, and Mirabelle Comstock saw what the three men had done to her husband for the sake of information about some hidden gold--information they didn't get--she lost all meekness. She wanted revenge. Slocum has never crossed the line to become a gun for hire. But Mirabelle has a cause behind her anger that he can't deny. Now, if those men know what's good for them, they'll give up the race for gold--and start racing for their lives. .
While escorting precious cargo to Salt Lake City, Slocum meets a stunning heiress with a mysterious chest. Pursued by roughnecks, he finds himself caught in a deadly mix of beauty, bounty, and bullets. .
It's not a good idea to get Slocum riled up. When a good friend is brutally murdered by the savage Hudson brothers, he sets out to return the favor-with interest. . . .
When Slocum shows up on the wrong side of the fence in Springfield, Missouri, he has to use his horse sense to protect two pretty cowhands, not to mention stay alive himself.
SLOCUM HAD NEVER FELT THIS WAY BEFORE. Call it love, call it whatever, it sure as heck made him want to do anything he could for Miss Fay Bright-even go back to a town where he had just pulled a job and try to save her brother from the gallows. Here the sheriff wants an innocent man to hang, a certain gang is torching ranches, and trigger-happy crooks on both sides of the law keep Slocum mighty busy, as do the man-rousing charms of his very special lady!
Slocum is on the hunt for Michael Porges, whose wealthy father wants him brought back home. Now, Slocum will learn more about the Porges family than he ever wanted to-if he lives long enough to find out the truth.
Pistoleros and bounty hunters are hot on Slocum's trail, after he rescues a pretty young Mexican girl from a brutal attack.
Slocum's having trouble avoiding the temptations of his boss' wife--and the mayhem of his boss' business rivals.
Slocum plays knight of the desert when the beautiful Tequila Rosa is kidnapped during a ferocious sandstorm. Now, an even fiercer storm is coming to her rescue-named Slocum.
THE WRONG MAN TO CROSS Slocum is working as a cowpuncher on the edge of the North Dakota Badlands when his hotheaded boss accuses him of stealing fifty head of cattle. Next thing he knows he's been buffaloed and his horse has been stolen by his employer. But Slocum isn't the kind to lie down for anyone. And he's going to get what he's owed no matter how many bodies he leaves behind... Slocum and the Thunderbird The longest-running Western series in America today, the Slocum adventures by Jake Logan have entertained readers since 1975. .
To do right by his dead friend, Slocum vows to protect Vance's daughter. But the only thing tougher than the meanest men in town will be keeping his relationship with her totally innocent.
There's no booze for Slocum at Whiskey Lake--just a shot of burning lead. If Slocum stiff-arms the local sheriff who wants to shut down a sin factory, the tempting madam will deliver the outlaw he's tracking. But there's a pack of lead-happy hombres who don't want the deal to
Slocum becomes a guardian angel<P> ...when he helps out a rancher on the run from a wild bunch of rustlers. But keeping this man alive could put Slocum six feet under.
When Daniel Robb set out to rebuild a family sailboat that had been deteriorating for years, he couldn't have anticipated what he was getting into. Although Robb was a skilled carpenter, boatbuilding (and boat repair) required a specialized set of skills. And this wasn't just any boat; it was a Herreshoff 12 1/2, a classic wooden sailboat. Built especially for the coastal waters of New England, this little sloop had sailed for years out of the author's boyhood home in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, before being relegated to a quiet corner of a yard, no longer the focus of the family's summer. Restoring the sailboat was both an act of respect and an homage to a place and a way of life that are in jeopardy of disappearing. Sloop is the captivating story of Daniel Robb's education in boatbuilding, peopled by an eccentric cast of characters -- lumbermen, boatbuilders, and local artisans -- who are part of a changing and perhaps dying world. They tell Robb how to find the materials -- certain kinds of wood, fastenings, caulking, and canvas -- he'll need, which are increasingly hard to come by, and they educate him in the techniques of restoration, an all-but-lost art. Building and restoring wooden boats means an initiation into a world where life is lived simply, with respect for materials, for labor, and for the local waters. A craftsman and environmentalist, Robb is a willing and able student, and although the restoration of the boat takes far more time and effort than he'd calculated, it is ultimately successful. After all Robb's struggles with quartersawn white oak, homemade steam boxes, bronze screws, copper rivets, andold mast hoops, the Herreshoff sails again -- and a dying art and a vanishing way of life remain alive and vibrant just a while longer. By turns charming, meditative, and wonderfully quirky, Sloop is a paean to a sense of place and to old-fashioned values.
"My parents suck ass. Banning me from the phone and restricting my computer privileges are the most tyrannical parental gestures I can think of. Don't they realize that Hope's the only one who keeps me sane? . . . I don't see how things could get any worse."When her best friend, Hope Weaver, moves away from Pineville, New Jersey, hyperobservant sixteen-year-old Jessica Darling is devastated. A fish out of water at school and a stranger at home, Jessica feels more lost than ever now that the only person with whom she could really communicate has gone. How is she supposed to deal with the boy- and shopping-crazy girls at school, her dad's obsession with her track meets, her mother salivating over big sister Bethany's lavish wedding, and her nonexistent love life?A fresh, funny, utterly compelling fiction debut by first-time novelist Megan McCafferty, Sloppy Firsts is an insightful, true-to-life look at Jessica's predicament as she embarks on another year of teenage torment--from the dark days of Hope's departure through her months as a type-A personality turned insomniac to her completely mixed-up feelings about Marcus Flutie, the intelligent and mysterious "Dreg" who works his way into her heart. Like a John Hughes for the twenty-first century, Megan McCafferty taps into the inherent humor and drama of the teen experience. This poignant, hilarious novel is sure to appeal to readers who are still going through it, as well as those who are grateful that they don't have to go back and grow up all over again.From the Trade Paperback edition.
When overweight thirteen-year-old Elvin Bishop is sent to camp at Christian Brothers Academy Retreat Center, he and his two best friends are forced to try various sports in order to find out where they belong.