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In the depth of a cruel High Lonesome winter comes a cryptic message for Smoke Jensen. The letter tells of skullduggery by gold barons, railroad magnates, and Chinese tongs in San Francisco. Smoke knows only one person in the city by the bay: the well-rounded, open-natured Francie, mistress of one of the town's most notorious pleasure palaces.

Smoke once rescued her from raiding Cheyenne, but now Madame Francie is mysteriously dead...and Smoke's arrival in San Francisco is less than welcoming. Then, on the waterfront, he learns of a plot by the wealthy, the mighty, and the deadly to expand their stronghold over the region's gold-rich lands. Beating a trail into the High Sierras, Smoke recruits a band of angry prospectors, ranchers and farmers for a final showdown that could be the end of Smoke Jensen.... 

Contains mature themes.

©1995 William W. Johnstone (P)2020 Tantor

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No story line

Lots of shot em up but terrible story line. The story jumps from one illogical scene to another.

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Excellent read!

I really enjoy the Johnstone books. Rodney Turner does an amazing job ! A must listen.

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Smoke Rules!

Great story! J. Rodney Turner does incredible narration. I remember the older abridged versions narrated by David Strathairn, with the sound effects, and remembered how much I loved them. J. Rodney Turner lives up to those memories. I must have, if you love mountain man westerns. Four Stars