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Long Road to Cheyenne
Charles G. West - 2013
But his quest for riches is interrupted when he happens upon a stagecoach holdup and ends up rescuing Mary Bishop and her two young daughters. Before striking out on his own, Cam decides to help Mary search for her husband, who disappeared while mining. Turns out Mr. Bishop was murdered—but not before finding enough gold to make Mary a very wealthy woman. Unwilling to leave them unprotected, Cam offers to help escort the ladies on the long journey back to Cheyenne. But with the threat of bandits constantly looming, and a greedy, cold-blooded killer on their trail, the road is even more treacherous than Cam anticipated....
A Bad Day to Die: The Adventures of Lucius "By God" Dodge, Texas Ranger (Lucius Dodge Westerns Book 1)
J. Lee Butts - 2004
When a greedy rancher and his hired killers murdered Lucius Dodge’s father and brother, he swore an oath of vengeance and rode out to settle the score. Then a chance meeting with Boz Tatum brought Lucius into the ranks of the Texas Rangers—and gave him a badge to back up his quest for justice.Now, with the legal means to right the ultimate wrong and bring down the men who killed his family, Lucius won’t be stopped. Because a loss like his will sear a man’s soul and leave him hell-bent on revenge . . .“J. Lee Butts keeps his readers on the edge of their seats.” —True West About the Author:J. Lee Butts is the author of 22 published books and numerous magazine articles and short works. His book Brotherhood of Blood was runner-up for the Western Writers of America Spur Award in 2005. He’s worn many hats over the years (teacher, administrator, pool manager, IBM supervisor, and western author), and he and his late wife lived everywhere from Los Angeles to Dallas. Currently he’s hanging those hats back in White Hall, Arkansas.
The Silver Canyon A Tale of the Western Plains
George Manville Fenn - 2012
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A Trail Too Far: A Western Frontier Adventure (A Rab Sinclair Western Book 1)
Robert R. Peecher Jr. - 2018
Cummings has hired Rab Sinclair to guide his party as far as Santa Fe.But Rab's easy way in the wilderness does not mix well with the family's Eastern values, and he soon finds himself at odds with some among them. When Amos Cummings' wife and daughter develop a fondness for Rab, the relationship is strained even farther.But when the family encounters the gang of bloodthirsty bandits, their moral code against violence will be tested.When these ruffians abduct one among the emigrants, Rab Sinclair may find that to save his charge he must travel A Trail Too Far.If you love classic Westerns under open skies and over rolling plains, A Trail Too Far promises to be an instant favorite.So check that you've got plenty of beans and jerky, and saddle up for an overland crossing on the Santa Fe Trail. Click the buy button to start reading now!
Dora Mae Puckett
R.O. Lane - 2019
Traveling with her is a boy-child named Homer Good, age 12, he thinks. They travel across Missouri and into Indian Territory, only to find that there are 50,000 people looking to get free land. They encounters robbers and other miscreants on the journey, and one of their encounters later leads to Dora Mae's kidnapping. Homer and Dora Mae's fiance pull out all stops to find her and bring her back home. Another exciting story of the Old West from R. O. Lane.
Douglas Hirt - 2002
After a card game with Benny Gellerman, a man good with a gun, but bad with cards, Ketcham decides it is time to head out again. He finds a place to bed down on a lonely New Mexico farm run by old Corely Mattlin and his widowed daughter-in-law, Margaret. Ketcham has his eye on pretty Margaret, but he'd better keep his eyes open wide for trouble. A local rancher named Jeb Ollfinger is trying to run the Mattlins off their land, and he is not above using violence, even murder, to get what he wants. Margaret is sure her husband's killer was one of Ollfinger's men, a gunman named Gellerman. If Ketcham knew what was good for him, he would head out again. But this time he has a job to do first.
W.R. Benton - 2008
Taken under wing by two experienced old mountain men, George Alwood the third becomes Bear Killer the mountain man. After a short visit with Shoshoni Indians, Bear Killer finds himself with an unwanted wife and though he resist's, he eventually learns to love her. A cold and hard winter in the mountains brings him closer to his bride, as he learns to live as a mountain man, and just before spring she informs him a child will soon come. Content now, with a canvas shelter, campfire, dried meat, and soon to be family, Bear Killer reflects on his rich and pampered background. After his wife and unborn child are killed by white men, the young mountain man makes a promise to avenge their deaths and he's swept up into a deep sense of rage. He finds, however, the men he is searching for are hard men to pin down and even harder to kill.
C.J. Petit - 2019
She’d murdered her own father and even as she stepped slowly away from the horror, knew that there was more terror in her future. Soon, a man with a badge would come through that door, arrest her and then they’d slide a black hood over her head, and she’d plunge into cold darkness before her receiving her final, eternal sentence. Susanna could only see one path to avoid that demonic fate – she would have to lie.
Hard Trail to Socorro
Wayne D. Dundee - 2011
Claiming the reward, however, turns out to be considerably more difficult. First there is Veronica Fairburn, the beautiful woman who has her own business in Socorro and insists on sticking with Kendrick when he sets out to return there with his prisoner … Then there's the gang of tough ranch hands dead set on relieving him of the prisoner in order to dish out their own brand of personal revenge … Plus the Mexican desperado stalking the woman … Not to mention the band of renegade Apaches raiding throughout the region … It all makes for Kendrick having his work cut out for him. Complicating matters even more are the feelings developing between Kendrick and Veronica. But the greatest challenge of all may come from the daring passage they must attempt over the Jornada del Muerto—the Journey of the Dead, awaiting them in the merciless White Sands desert. Peacemaker Award-winning author Wayne D. Dundee is at the top of his form in this gritty, action-packed tale of desperate, determined people fighting each other and the elements in order not only to achieve their goals but also to simply survive.
W.L. Cox - 2013
Hunt is the Sheriff in a small Tennessee town run and controlled by a ruthless Mayor that virtually owns the town. Hunt turns bounty hunter after he is fired for punching the Mayor in the nose and arresting the Mayor's son. Hunt tracks a man across the plains to the Missouri River and returns with a criminal that is on the run from the law. Hunt meets a U.S. Deputy Marshal during his journey and is recruited into the U.S. Marshal Service.
West of Vermillion
C.M. Curtis - 2014
A place where contracts are solemnized with a handshake and disputes are settled with a gun. There is gold here and some men mine for it, while others steal it from those who toil. But when the outlaw’s war of plunder and killing takes the lives of some of Tom Satterfield’s friends, he declares his own private war on the entire outlaw breed, and shows them what one fearless man can do when he is pushed too far.