Long Road to Abilene is a classic hero's journey, a western adventure that exemplifies the struggles, the defeats, and the victories that personify the American West. After surviving the bloody battle of Franklin and the hell of a Yankee prison camp, Cade McCall comes home to the woman he loves only to find that she, believing him dead, has married his brother.
"Spellbinding spin of history and adventure"
Neal Clark ramrod of the Circle C Ranch was in Cascade City to see the gunsmith when the Shelly gang attempted to hold up the bank. Neal rushed out of the shop and fired killing Buck Shelly and his son Luke. Buck's teenage son Ed was holding the horses. He escaped but was believed to be mortally wounded. At least that's what Neal thought - until he received a letter from Ed declaring that he’d be back to settle the score.
Isaac Gilpatrick witnesses the killing of old Marshall Blodgett, and when his mother Ione is threatened with death - or worse - he is intimidated into remaining silent. But the guilt he carries wears at Isaac's nerves, until he can bear it no longer and vows to put the information into the new marshal's hands. Unfortunately, Marshal TJ Osgood arrives in town too late. He finds Isaac silenced for good after a crooked judge ordered him hanged.
When Russ Lang, sheriff of Twin Buttes, is killed trying to avert a bank robbery, his son, Todd, seeks revenge. Todd goes undercover posing as a cowhand to get a job at the Frying Pan Ranch, which is suspected of being a haven for crooks of ill repute. The Frying Pan Ranch had belonged to a Claude Fanning, who just up and disappeared. Now the ranch is being run by a rough fellow named Shep. Todd soon realizes he may never get off the ranch alive until he discovers Link, another cowboy like himself who turns out to be a detective for the Montana Wool Growers.
Crooked Sheriff Harry Gauge rules the town of Trinidad, New Mexico, with an iron fist. His latest scheme is to force rancher George Cullen into selling his spread and to take Cullen's beautiful daughter Willa for his bride - whether she's willing or not.
"Just Passing Through!"
Mando Killion's world was shattered by Santa Anna's brutal invasion of Texas. Scion of a wealthy ranching dynasty, he saw his father die at the Alamo, his mother and brothers murdered, and his beautiful sister taken hostage by a debauched Mexican General. Mando came of age during the most violent days of Texas history, as a hearty band of patriots led by Sam Houston fought a bloody revolution for freedom from tyranny.
Nugget City is a town on the brink of a range war. Will the arrival of a mysterious stranger push it over the edge? Especially one who wears two guns...
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