Circumstance brings them together. Set against the backdrop of a nation divided over the issue of slavery, the young settlers fight to hold their land and realize the future that unites them. Opposed by powerful forces they face human treachery, hostile Indians, prejudice, and a bloody, burning prelude to war as they battle to hold a hard-won home and fulfill the promises of their future. Sycamore Promises is a sweeping personal saga told with attention to history so as to both entertain and inform. Forced into prostitution by Caswell, Jo Mae discovers she is pregnant and vows to escape.
When Caswell is injured by a near lightning hit, he becomes more dangerous, and more hated. The flawed residents of the Village of Sangamon harbor many secrets. Caswell knows them all. Will he tell?
Jo Mae runs away and eventually finds shelter with Fish, the old Kickapoo Indian who camps by the river. Wishing Caswell Dead is a historical mystery about the evil that hides within a village, one girl who is determined to save herself and her child, and a violent murder no one wants to solve"-- Provided by publisher.
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Bass Reeves, who wears a deputy marshal's star, has sworn to uphold the law. The other is Marion Michael Donovan, a ruthless killer who murdered his first man at age fourteen. In the Indian Territories to investigate a group of white men selling guns to the Indians, Reeves enlists the help of an Indian deputy, Walks as Bear. Donovan has taken over the town of Temptation and, using a stolen Gatling gun, plans to rob a train carrying a shipment of gold. After discovering that Donovan is responsible for the murder of some Texas Rangers, Reeves finds himself in a race against time to stop the killers and prevent another massacre.
The Earp brothers make as many enemies as they do allies in a deeply divided community. Aspiring to be county sheriff, Wyatt bargains with outlaw informants in his pursuit of three wanted men. When the deal unravels, the Cow-boy traitors fear retribution from their own, planting the seed for the thirty seconds that will ensure Wyatt Earp his place in history-the gunfight that erupts behind the O. What follows-assassination and swift justice-guarantees that Wyatt Earp's name will forever serve as one standard within the debate of law versus order"-- Provided by publisher.
And he wants Sheriff Aaron Mackey to scratch that itch with every bullet his battered badge authorizes him to shoot. When Mackey and his backup gun down four kill-crazy bandits, they uncover a plot cooked up by respected citizens of Dover Station. These stories capture the spirit of freedom and individualism in the evolving American frontier through the early s and feature exciting new characters who face life-changing challenges in settings that are in stark contrast to civilized society. Ranging from high-action traditional Westerns to introspective historical dramas set in the American West, readers will discover the amount of courage and tenacity it took to survive the tumultuous frontier.
In this anthology, you'll enjoy discovering stories by New York Times bestselling and award-winning authors such as Loren D. Estleman, Johnny D. McKee, Michael R. Johnstone with J. Turns out McGregor lives in New Mexico now. And he needs Duff's help. He's started a new life as the mayor of Antelope Wells-a mining town that's being targeted by a power-hungry madman Ebenezer Schofield, who wants to declare the whole area an independent principality-and himself as king.
He's already squeezing taxes out of the local businesses and citizens. But no one has the guts to stop him. Because Parker's got his own private army of fifty uniformed men, six Mexican revolution cannons-and a traitor working on his side in the heart of Antelope Wells. This is more than just a favor for a friend.
This is justice. This is payback. This is war.
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And this is Duff MacCallister. Live Free. Read Hard. As Dunbar goes to work on a corral project in town and then on fall roundup, more murders take place--a wandering drunk who has picked up gossip in an alehouse, and then the proprietor of the alehouse. People who know too much are being silenced.
An old woman named Verona tells of an ancient crime on Old Woman Creek, where a sheepherder was killed and his partner escaped. In a final scene at the new shipping pens, Dunbar brings forth the witnesses, and a showdown erupts, with Dunbar bringing justice to the Niobrara country. Preacher and his son Hawk are riding the High Lonesome when the clear mountain air is split by a girl's savage screams. A gang of ruthless trappers has kidnapped a Crow woman, but before they escape with her, Preacher and Hawk burst out of the tree line, guns spitting fire.
They drive the trappers off, only to find that she's not Crow, but white. Caroline has been raised by the Crow since childhood, the only people she's ever known. To get her home, Preacher and Hawk will have to blast their way off this mountain, gunning down kill-crazy trappers and merciless Blackfeet warriors"-- Provided by publisher.
If it weren't true, no one would believe it. Bat Masterson lived the West when the West was wild. His significance in Western history remains largely unknown to most of us. His story encounters some of the West's most deadly gunfighters and dangerous desperados. He counted among his friends a veritable "Who's Who" in old West history. He walked away from his Western adventures to live out the last twenty years of his life as a sportswriter for a New York daily newspaper. Friends Call Me Bat is his story and those of his friends as he might have told them, complete with an otherworldly twist at the end.
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He lives only for vengeance, and the fresh Mescalero trail in the snow is leading straight into the bitterly cold Sierra Diablo of Texas. In the Mescalero band is Nejeunee, a twenty-year-old woman with a baby. She has lost her husband to the Indaa, or white men, and she lives every moment in hatred. High in the Diablo snows, Sam the Apache hater and Nejeunee the Indaa hater are fated to meet, and what follows will test everything each of them has believed about the other's race.
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This novel is based on actual events. The notorious female gunslinger has the kind of beauty that drives men wild--and a criminal record longer than the Snake River. She also has a date with the gallows. But before anyone can put a rope around that pretty neck, Joe Noose has to bring her in alive. On the way, he'll have to protect his prisoner from a vile ex-lover and a vengeance-seeking posse. Which puts Noose's neck on the line, too. Especially when this female of the species is deadlier than the male. This is part of "A Joe Noose Western" series. Days of mourning turn into weeks and then years.
News of the upcoming trial in Arizona of one of the men responsible for James's death rouses the widow from her misery. Neither inexperience nor the prospect of a long and difficult journey will stop Margaret from facing her husband's killer. Along the way, Margaret unexpectedly gains some new companions as she is joined by a free-spirited gypsy woman and a diminutive moonshiner.
Together they will face the danger and violence of the Old West, but only Margaret will be able to decide whether she is seeking justice or revenge. Johnstone and J. They're lifelong drifters who keep one eye on the horizon, one finger on the tigger, and one foot out the door.
Roaming the West is what keeps them young, or so Scratch tells Bo. But when they save the life of Cyrus Keegan--the owner of a matrimonial agency--they receive an unexpected proposal that's hard to resist. Keegan needs to deliver five mail order brides to a mining town in New Mexico Territory. All Scratch and Bo have to do is get these gals to the church on time--and alive if possible For better or worse, they agree. The job seems easy enough--and the brides-to-be are even easier on the eyes.
Cecilia, Beth, Luella, Rose, and Jean all need good husbands. But their prospects look bad when the journey to the altar includes Mexican banditos, scheming silver robbers, and one overbearing rancher who won't take no for an answer. Bo and Scratch promised to keep the ladies safe--and keep their hands to themselves--but it could be the last vow they'll ever make"--Dust jacket flap.
Traditional Western"-- Provided by publisher. Tex has to deal with cattle thieves and blue northers while recovering from a wound received in the Long Branch fight.
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Writing his memoirs, Grant is about to embark on a cross-country speaking tour and wants Murphy to act as his private bodyguard. Murphy agrees and the tour starts without a hitch until they reach Washington DC. At a prominent university in the Washington area, a man suddenly stands in the middle of Grant's lecture, pulls a gun, screams "The South shall rise again," and attempts to assassinate Grant.
Ever close at hand, Murphy kills the assassin before he can carry out his assassination plot. At first, President Chester Arthur and his special advisor William Burke treat the incident as the act of a bitter crazy man. Undaunted by the attempt on his life, Grant continues the tour westward with Murphy by his side. Shortly thereafter, the real motive for the assassination attempt is revealed when it is learned that the niece of the British Ambassador, a student at the University of Virginia, where the shooting took place, has been kidnapped and the ransom is a quarter of a million in gold"-- Provided by publisher.
The escape triggers a chain of events that leads Swaney and McDukes to one trail town after the next, one life-threatening encounter after another. Showdowns and shootouts multiply as Swaney and McDukes alternately unite and fall apart on the way to Tap Dance, about as far west as civilization can go without falling into the Pacific Ocean. At this story's beginning, a meeting notice from the state water agency, posted at the local store, seems to portend an imminent threat to the valleys precious acequias. But perhaps more ominous--at least to the paranoid Clapp--is the possibility of the outside world meddling with the isolation, blissful or not, of this remote Hispanic plaza town.
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