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Black Powder, White Smoke
by Loren D. Estleman Details
Two men, black and white. In New Orleans, the black man, Honey Boutrille, saves a prostitute's life by killing her attacker. In San Francisco, the white man, Twice Emmerson, kills a Chinaman because he likes killing. These two men go on the lam, and their adventures, nip and tuck through scrape after scrape, are the zest of Loren Estleman's wildest tale of the West.
Butch Cassidy: The Lost Years
by William W and J.A. Johnstone Johnstone Details
Asking the question "What if Butch Cassidy wasn't killed in the infamous Bolivian shootout in 1908?", an exciting novel of the Old West follows Butch as he, after fleeing South America, is pulled into the most dangerous train robbery he's ever attempted along with a new Wild Bunch.
by Richard S. Wheeler Details
in 1838, Skye and Victoria are on their way from the Rocky Mountains to St. Louis so Skye can compete for a wilderness job as a post trader with the American Fur Company. The journey will cover 1,500 miles by land and river and is fraught with peril and treachery. This time, however, Skye's enemies are not Indian warriors seeking a stand-up fight, but white men who have secrets, wealth and reputations to protect, and who prefer to lie, cheat and stab a foe in the back rather than look him in the eye.
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Skye's West
Gunman's Goal
by Max Brand Details
The story of the first adventure of James Geraldi, legendary outlaw of the old wild West. Given refuge in the Asprey house when on the run, Louise Asprey begs him to help find her father, a fugitive since he was falsely accused of murder five years ago. But Louise isn't the only one looking for him . . .
Hard Ride to Wichita: A Ralph Compton Novel
by Marcus Galloway Details
Their friendship started with a schoolyard tussle. Now, the need for revenge is what binds Luke Croft and Red Connover together. When Luke taught himself how to fire a Colt, he never imagined he'd turn into a gunman. But when his stepfather's dodgy business dealings turn his life upside down, Luke asks Red to help him destroy the man who murdered his kin. The road to vengeance is long and hard, and the two friends who are barely out of boyhood will need all the help they can get if they want to catch a cold-blooded killer.
Lonesome Dove
by Larry McMurtry Details
Set in the late 19th century, "Lonesome Dove" is the story of a cattle drive from Texas to Montana -- and much more. It is a drive that represents for everybody involved not only a daring, even a foolhardy, adventure, but a part of the American Dream -- the attempt to carve out of the last remaining wilderness a new life.
Potter's Fields
by Frank Roderus Details
Joe Potter, a cold-blooded killer who hides behind his badge, lives for the thrill of sudden bloodshed, booze, and women, but the moment of truth arrives when a Native American woman and her child force him to face the one thing he cannot destroy -- his past.
Rangers of the Lone Star
by Zane Grey Details
Fairdale, in Pecos County, Texas, is a crossroads of crime. Every bad guy in West Texas makes it a stopover or a base of operations. Facing budget cuts, the Texas Rangers agree to clean up Fairdale in less than a year as a way of justifying their continued existence. Rangers Vaughn Steele and Marshal Sitter tackle the job, with Sitter going underground to ferret out the brains behind the criminal operations.
Shower of Gold
by Zane Grey Details
Arriving in the Southwestern border town of Casita, young Richard Gale finds himself in the middle of a Mexican revolution that pits him against a notorious bandit when he comes to the aid of the daughter of a murdered Spanish aristocrat
The Big Sky
by A. B. Guthrie Details
"The Big Sky" is the first of A. B. Guthrie, Jr.'s epic adventure novels of America's vast frontier. It introduces Boone Caudill, Jim Deakins, and Dick Summers, three of the most memorable characters in Western American literature. Traveling the Missouri River from St. Louis to the Rockies, these frontiersmen live as trappers, traders, guides, and explorers.
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Western Saga
The Pumpkin Rollers
by Elmer Kelton Details
When Trey McLean leaves his family's East Texas cotton farm and sets off on his own to learn the cattleman's trade, he's about as green as they come. But he learns fast -- about deceit, love, good and evil -- all at the side of veterans.
Tucker's Reckoning: A Ralph Compton Novel
by Matthew P Mayo Details
Ever since he lost his wife and daughter, Samuel Tucker has wandered, drunk and bereft of a reason to go on. Now, far from his native Texas in Oregon's Rogue River region, Tucker secretly watches as two men gun down a third. After they leave, he takes the dead man's pistol and makes it to the next town.
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Ralph Compton
Twisted Hills
by Ralph Cotton Details
When wanted men don't want to be found, they hole up in Agua Fría, Mexico. Nestled in the twisted hills of the Blood Mountain Range just across the border from Arizona, the town is divided by two ruthless gangs of thieves and killers. On one side stands Texas Red Madson, and on the other is Raymond Segert.
Wind Walker
by Terry C. Johnston Details
One of the few remaining mountain men on the Western frontier, Titus "Scratch" Bass leads his family north to winter with the Crow people. Along their journey, Bass saves an old friend from death and rescues his daughters from traders. When he arrives in the land of Crow, he finds old friends -- and old ways -- dying out. Soon, he will face his greatest lesson and hardest challenge of all.
Updated 07/31/2014
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