The year was 1881, an' young Ruben Beeler was makin' his way along near the Missouri River, findin' work when he could an' livin' the only life he knew. When he come on ol' Arliss Hyatt, beat to hell an' near shot to death, Rube done what he could for him. He didn't know that act of kindness was gonna wind up changin' his whole life, but it did.
"Turned me into a grinnin' fool!"
In one of the most shocking chapters in the Jensen family saga, America's fearless frontier clan is about to take on an enemy as cold and relentless as evil itself - a mad, sadistic surgeon skilled with knives and his gang. They're gunning for the Jensen Sugarloaf ranch to ravage Jensen women and spill an ocean of Jensen blood....
"this book is a winner"
Nathaniel King left New York City in 1828 to venture into the vast unexplored regions beyond Mississippi. He heads west, lured on by dreams of wealth based on his uncle's promise to share with him "the greatest treasure in the world".
"excellent wilderness adventure."
Raised in the harsh Colorado Rockies, Zach King knows the wilderness. He can track his way through the thickest forest and bring down the most dangerous beasts. But his most recent quarry has moved the game to a whole new ground: New Orleans. Hot on the trail of Athena Borke - the vicious woman who kidnapped his sister, Evelyn - Zach must adjust to a whole new set of rules in this vipers' den of corruption. Zach will brave it all to save Evelyn's life, even if it means forfeiting his own.
In the wilds of the Rocky Mountains, there are the hunters and the hunted. Legendary mountain man Nate King has taught his son to be an excellent hunter. But now Zach finds himself the prey as a vicious killer stalks his every move. Athena Borke will stop at nothing to take vengeance upon the man she believes killed her brothers. Her goal: to capture Zach King and make him suffer a slow death. And she's concocted a plan sure to bring her bitterest enemy straight into her trap.
"Never got to listen to it."
Their father is Luke Jensen, supposedly killed in the Civil War. Their uncle Smoke is one of the fiercest gunfighters the West has ever known. It's no surprise that the inseparable Ace and Chance Jensen have a knack for taking risks - even if they have to blast their way out of them. Chance is a bit of a hothead, good with his gun and his fists. Ace is more of a thinker, sharp as a snake bite and just as deadly quick.
"Love Those Jensen Boys!"
Hawk Haynes ruled from his heart, but stayed alive by using his instincts. Hawk was on his way to start a new life in Texas when he runs into burned out wagons. He finds families slaughtered, the men killed, the women raped, and killed. Hawk Haynes had just introduced himself to Southwest Texas. Hawk had been deeded land just northwest of Rawlins for his services in taking care of Ted Rawlins and his wife until their death.
"Over the top"
The year was 1803. It was a time when the West was not only frontier, it was the undiscovered country. It was the time of Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, before the trains of Prairie Schooners and settlers, before cowboys or cattle drives, before Colonel Colt and the six-shooter, and nearly a three quarters of a century before George Armstrong Custer and his men were killed at Little Big Horn. It was a time when the western fur trade was new, and only the first of the mountain men had left the Mississippi behind on their journey into the wilderness.
"Wonderful story: Mountain men and Native Americans"
Trouble follows horse trader Will Summers as soon as he sets foot in Dark Horses, Mexico. A party of men is intent on hanging Summers, believing him to be a horse thief, but not before they take him to their boss - Ansil Swann, the very man Summers is delivering four horses to. Will is saved from the hangman's noose when the men are waylaid by Ansil's beautiful wife, Bailey. Only Bailey has an agenda of her own, one that lands Will right in the middle of a deadly shootout.
"No story material if cussing and vulgar scenes taken out!"
It's 1867 in the Wyoming Territory. Chance Creager and his brothers have built their small, isolated ranch in the uninhabited valley near the Greybull River. While hunting, Chance stumbles upon a decaying wagon sunk in mud, near it the grisly remains of an Indian sacrifice. Nothing about the eerie scene makes sense. The mountains have secrets. Chance finds himself pulled deeper into the mystery when he finds a beautiful fugitive named Raven while hunting a deadly mountain lion.
When Wes Montana's Arapaho mother is murdered‚ the hired gun discovers his white father, Ray Eastman‚ who had abandoned them before Wes was born‚ is still alive‚ wealthy with family‚ and may have ordered her death. Swearing vengeance on his own father‚ Wes yet finds himself on his father's side in the middle of a range war fueled by Eastman's unfaithful wife.
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.
"Chet, call me Chet"
In the midst of the largest motorcycle rally in the world, a young biker is run off the road and ends up in critical condition. When Sheriff Walt Longmire and his good friend, Henry Standing Bear, are called to Hulett, Wyoming - the nearest town to America's first national monument, Devils Tower - to investigate, things start getting complicated.
Arizona Territory Ranger Sam Burrack knows all too well that criminals don't concern themselves with consequences. So it's no surprise to him when Big Silver's sheriff, Sheppard Stone, makes an enemy of wealthy cattle rancher Edsel Centrila, whose son thinks he's above the law. After Stone refuses a large payoff to let Centrila's son out of jail, Centrila throws all of his money into buying up Big Silver, putting gunmen on every corner, aiming right at the sheriff's office.
Boston Jacks arrived in Hardship, Arizona on the evening stage just in time to witness an angry mob of people in front of the jail calling for the release of Cain Spooner, who just happened to be an old friend. Boston intervened and won his release from jail with nothing but a deck of cards.
"Slow start but gets really good"
Jacob Kellogg is just looking for a meal and a place to sleep when he arrives in Calico Lace, Colorado. But what greets him as he rides down the street are townsfolk who stare at him with open hostility. Getting a drink from the saloon is as pleasurable as pulling teeth. Then when the "welcome wagon" appears in force, Kellogg soon realizes he picked the wrong town to pass through. He chose the wrong place at the wrong time.
Dane Kramer looks forward to the day when his sprawling Oklahoma cattle ranch will truly be his - no strings attached. With only one more bank payment to make and a buyer in Omaha ready to pay top dollar for a herd of Herefords, he should finally have the banker, Earl Throckmorton, off his back. But Earl has a plan to keep the ranch for himself, and if he has his way, Dane's herd will never make it across the Omaha Trail - and Dane won't make it home alive.
"An old fashion western"
The cavalry escorting the pay wagon coming to Fort Clark was overdue. Tye Watkins, Chief of Scouts at the fort, was dispatched to find them. "An easy assignment," he figured. What he didn't know was that the problem was a bit more difficult than a broken-down transport. What he would find once he located the escort would make the hairs on the back of his neck stand on end. Along this arid and dangerous territory along the Texas-Mexico border anything can happen if you let your guard down. Tye knows this well, and it will take all his knowledge and skill of survival to overcome this life-threatening adventure.
The Trail Dust story continues as Joshua and his deputies set up a base camp for operations in Cheyenne, Wyoming. He enjoys his time with Mac and his nephew. But a lawman has no time to rest. He and his deputies get a plea for help from a local rancher whose cattle are being rustled and finds out there is more going on than meets the eye. Joshua discovers how men can change their ways for good and bad when he is accused of a crime he didn't commit. Can an outlaw be the answer he needs for help in clearing his good name with the people of Cheyenne?
For the first time, an epic account of a boy born into a struggle for survival on the harsh and unforgiving American frontier, the story behind the legend of Smoke Jensen.... On the eve of the Civil War, Kirby Jensen is the youngest of three children living on a hardscrabble ranch in Southwestern Missouri. But in 1861, shots were fired in Charleston harbor, and Kirby's father and brother went to war.
Barnabus Pike is no gunfighter and not much of a street fighter. Eddie Holt is a black boxer in a white man's world. They've both taken their share of hard knocks. Now they're looking to survive a brutal winter in a remote Montana line shack, collect their pay, and settle down for good. Then they cross paths with a hardworking Irish immigrant and his beautiful, spirited sister, who've been burned off their land. It's a fight Pike and Holt don't want, don't need, and don't dare turn their backs on - especially when one of the perpetrators might be one of Pike's old friends.
"Hanging Woman Creek"
When Duff MacCallister journeys to Texas to deliver 100 head of Angus cattle, he finds a land on fire. Unruly, lawless teams of fence cutters, branded Blue Devils by the locals, are rampaging across grazing land and cutting fences in the name of an Eastern land company. The ranchers are fighting back, and Duff joins the fray. But the fight leads to Austin and into an even deadlier mission.
Jess Derringer gets word that the woman he loved and left behind was murdered by five ruthless thugs. Jess is driven to avenge her death. His best lead to the identity of the killers is a receipt made out to a member of the Colby ranching clan. Jess and his younger brother, Sam, infiltrate the Colby Ranch by signing on as gun hands. They soon realize that riding the fence between crooks and good guys is more dangerous than they reckoned on, especially when it comes to a shooting showdown....
"A Fast , fun , romantic great western!"
When Wyoming highway patrolman Rosey Wayman is transferred to the beautiful and imposing landscape of the Wind River Canyon, an area the troopers refer to as no-man's-land because of the lack of radio communication, she starts receiving "officer needs assistance" calls. The problem? They're coming from Bobby Womack, a legendary Arapaho patrolman who met a fiery death in the canyon almost a half century ago.
"Wonderful, as usual !"
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