When Anthony Hazzard rescues escaped convict Harry Fortune from death during a snowstorm, he hopes to get the reward for Fortune's capture.
This Western trio features three untamed men - fleeing a tragic gunfight; stumbling onto the loot from a bank robbery; and a gentle giant named Bull Hunter.
Ex-Texas Ranger Silas Durfee is tasked with keeping young Henry Vincent out of trouble in exchange for cattle lands of his own. But Henry already knows how to look after himself.
Recklessly, joyously, Black Jack had ridden into town to see his infant son. Then a shotgun fired from a window had blasted him from his horse and flung him to his death in the street.
Born in Brooklyn, Sammy Gregg is small in stature and naive to the ways of the world, yet headstrong and resolute to save enough money to marry Susie Mitchell. Gregg calculates that he needs $15‚000 and figures he can earn enough in six months out west. Although he is a small man who knows nothing of fighting‚ guns‚ or horses‚ he takes his $5‚000 in savings and heads west‚ arriving in Munson‚ a tough, lawless town.
In The Adopted Son, Lazy Purdue refuses to work for longer than a fortnight at a time. His fortune changes when he returns to his home range and finds himself in the middle of a feud between the McLanes and the Conovers. In Billy Angel, Trouble Lover, Billy Angel is wounded and trying to elude a sheriff’s posse. It is late when he seeks refuge in Sue Markham’s railroad lunchroom. The last thing Sue wants or needs is a wounded outlaw, but Billy Angel doesn’t intimidate her in the least.
He swept down from the north like a cold blast from hell. His name was Red Pierre and he was riding a vengeance trail.
They said the man he hunted couldn't be beat. But six years of riding outlaw with a wolf-pack left him with a burning hate and a taste for blood.
Now he was going to get the man who shot his father. But he'd need more than hate and a gun. What he really needed was the help of a good woman.
In this dramatic and strange story, Lefty Bill Ranger, an Alaskan mail carrier, travels to Circle City through a terrific snowstorm. There he meets Menneval - a man who is widely feared throughout the territory - and is offered a job. He is to go to Tuckerville, California, and from there to the mountain fastness where Peter Crosson and his son, Oliver, live in total isolation. Menneval wants Ranger to watch and report what he sees for a period of six months. The pay for this espionage will be $6,000 in gold.
His name is Dan Barry, and they call him "the Manslayer." His best friend is a savage wolf dog no other man can touch. They say his gun is faster than summer lightning and has never missed its mark. They say no bullet yet cast can kill him. His lifeblood is danger, and it flows with the cool recklessness of a surging mountain stream.
"excellent story great ending"
Anthony Woodbury, strong, athletic, constantly in pursuit of another challenge, is the son of a New York millionaire. Now he is faced with a most difficult challenge. His millionaire father is murdered and Anthony goes West in search of the person who did the killing. An expert marksman and rider, Anthony is well-suited to the West and capable of self-defense. Not only does he discover who the killer is, he also uncovers a mysterious history regarding his mother and father. But Anthony soon learns that he, the hunter, is also the hunted...
When Andrew Apperley visits his brother David in the East, he brings along an unexpected companion. Andrew's giant wolf dog, Comanche, is so wild that he has to be chained up for the safety of others. However, when the Apperley brothers come across a man drowning in the East River, Comanche breaks loose from his chains and swims to the man's rescue.
Harry Destry was a rough-and-tumble fighter who never lost a battle. But after six years in jail for a robbery he didn't commit, he comes back a changed man. The townsfolk believe he's beaten. They think all the fight's gone right out of him. And that's exactly what Destry wants them to think....
"Unabridged doesn't mean unedited"
Rusty Sabin was a child when Cheyenne Indians raided the Sabin homestead and killed his mother. Just before she died, she put a rawhide cord with a green scabbard around his neck. Raised by Spotted Antelope and Bitter Root, Rusty, now known as Red Hawk, refuses the compulsory and brutal initiation into the tribe when he is 15. Abandoned as dead by his Cheyenne family, Red Hawk takes the advice of a white trader and rides to Witherell, the nearest settlement of whites.
The American Revolution is over, but the violence continues in the Ohio Valley. Jonathan Zane and Lewis Wetzel face constant action, trying turn the tide. But just when the beautiful Betty Sheppard has convinced Jonathan to give up his lonely war, she is captured, and taken into the unknown wilderness. Jonathan and Lewis set out on their last desperate journey to save her.
"Sad that this trilogy is over"
They tried to tell him that his father had killed himself, but Kearney McRaven knew better. No matter what life had dealt him, his father would go down fighting. And as he delved deeper into the mystery, he learned that just before his father died, the elder McRaven had experienced a remarkable run of luck: he’d won nearly ten thousand dollars and the deed to a cattle ranch.
"The entire family liked it"
In this Western duo, we see a young man resolve to ride a stallion considered by all as a man killer and a harmless outlaw with a dual identity entreated to commit murder.
John Jones and his partner are hired to escort a group to a cursed hacienda in the middle of bandit country. The group are openly hostile to one of their own party and all have a variety of reasons for wanting him dead
"A great mystery in the west"
Lew Sherry and Pete Lang accept an offer they simply can't resist. Oliver Wilton is willing to pay the cowboys $1,000 a day for ten days to protect him from danger that has him living in a state of terror. A seafaring man has arrived at the inn in town and has made no secret of the fact that he's come to settle a score with Wilton.
It was just a godforsaken mountainside, but no place on earth was richer in silver. For a bustling, enterprising America, this was the great bonanza. The dreamers, the restless, the builders, the vultures - they were lured by the glittering promise of instant riches and survived the brutal hardships of a mining camp to raise a legendary boom town. But some sought more than wealth. There was Val Trevallion, a loner haunted by a violent past, and Grita Redaway, a radiantly beautiful actress driven by an unfulfilled need.
"Another Great Louis L'Amour Story"
The Lonesome Gods is Louis L'Amour's biggest and most important historical novel to date, a sweeping adventure of the California frontier. Here is the fascinating story of Johannes Verne, a young man left to die by his vengeful grandfather, rescued by outlaws and raised in part by the Indians of the desert.
Major James Brionne brought Dave Allard to trial for murder. Just before the hanging, Dave swore his brothers would take vengeance.... Four years later, the Allard boys returned to settle the score. Only Brionne's son escaped. They murdered his wife, destroyed his home, and left Brionne nothing but the charred ruins of his past to haunt him. Seeking peace and a new life, Brionne and the boy headed west. But the Allards hadn't finished with him. He knew they'd call him for a showdown - and this time he'd be ready....
Peter Dunstan is a big rancher who wants to become bigger, to control more land. So when he buys Dr. Henry Morgan's ranchland that has been unsuccessfully converted to farming, it is his intention to return it to open range. The only stipulation the doctor makes is that Dunstan must retain Sandy Sweyn, who has more or less been Dr. Morgan's ward. Though the man is of age, he is generally considered a half-wit, even by the doctor. Still, Sandy has a fabulous gift: He can communicate with animals.
"One of Max Brand's Finest"
In "Master and Man," Bobbie is a black man who can outride, outfight, and outshoot any white man in the mountain desert. His unwavering moral code serves as a model for his often cruel and dissolute white master.
In the title story of this trio, the protagonist is always able to outwit even the deadliest of men without the use of a gun, with a spinning crystal.
Peter Messenger is out to avenge the death of a man called Adams, challenging the killer, a Blackfoot chief, to an encounter which only one will survive.
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