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Hard road to vengeance by William W. Johnstone

Hard road to vengeance

William W. Johnstone

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"The Pinkertons believe Rollie 'Stoneface' Finnegan was the best agent to ever wear the badge. So does dewy-eyed Pinkerton hopeful and sleuth-in-training Tish Gray, who's just arrived in Boar Gulch. As co-owner of Boar Gulch's Last Drop Saloon, Stoneface is...

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The case of the stalking moon by Ethan J. Wolfe

The case of the stalking moon

Ethan J. Wolfe

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"On the night of the full moon in Wyoming Territory, somebody dies a horrible and ghastly death by being scalped. For months, the territory is held by the grip of fear and Governor Hale turns to Charles Porter, founder of the Illinois Detective Agency, for...

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Six bits a day by Elmer Kelton

Six bits a day

Elmer Kelton

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"Hewey Calloway, one of the best-loved cowboys in all of Western fiction, returns in this novel of his younger years as he and his beloved brother Walter leave the family farm in 1889 to find work in the West Texas cow country. The brothers are polar...

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Coward of Sand Creek by John Legg

Coward of Sand Creek

John Legg

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"Branded a coward and Indian lover for trying to stop some of the slaughter of peaceful Cheyennes and Arapahos at Sand Creek, Chase Tanner must live with his "shame." But he refuses to run, though several members of the Colorado militia keep dogging him with...

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Forever Texas by William W. Johnstone

Forever Texas

William W. Johnstone

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"It's 1852. The wounds of the Mexican War are healing. Regis Royle, co-owner of a steamship fleet, has made it out alive, relatively unscarred and with enough profit and foolhardy ambition to envision a new life in south Texas. With the help of his crack-shot...

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Changing flags by Ray Herbeck

Changing flags

Ray Herbeck

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"Changing Flags" is the true story of John Riley, a cocky Irish professional soldier who deserts the U.S. Army to fight for Mexico at first for money, then for something loftier in the Mexican War of 1846-48. With gritty action, romance, and humor, it brings...

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Kid Cheyenne by Ty (Novelist) author. Walker

Kid Cheyenne

Ty (Novelist) author. Walker

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A mysterious hired gunfighter, known only as Kid Cheyenne, has just received a telegraph wire from a remote settlement called Bloodstone. The sender, a man named Ben Black, wants to hire his dubious talents to kill someone. The Kid rides to Bloodstone - but...

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Valerons - beyond the law! by Terrell L. author. Bowers

Valerons - beyond the law!

Terrell L. author. Bowers

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Wyatt Valeron is hired to escort a man from Paradise to Denver, Colorado. However, upon arrival at the secluded mining town, he learns that a sinister tyrant named Gaskell controls everyone and everything. His hired enforcers maintain a form of law that...

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Easy money by Derek Rutherford

Easy money

Derek Rutherford

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John Cavendish is down on his luck. Released by the Pinkerton Detective Agency after suffering a terrible injury, his rent going up and his money going down, Cavendish has to take desperate measures to survive. He heads to the snowbound plains of north...

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El Dorado sojourn by Paxton Johns

El Dorado sojourn

Paxton Johns

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Born Gallant returns to Salvation Creek on a whim, but this leads to a bloody saga he could never have foreseen. Word from the elderly Frank Lake leads Gallant on a quest to rescue a young lawyer, who has been kidnapped to prevent her from blocking a corrupt...

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Ghost towns

Ghost towns

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"The sound of a crowded saloon ... The cry of a train coming through the night ... The pounding of horses ridden by friends or foe ... From the searing sun to snow-steeped winters, towns called Sentinel, Iron Mountain and St. Elmo stood strong and fierce -...

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Kill Red by Max O'Hara

Kill Red

Max O'Hara

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"Riding the rails across America's uncivilized and unpredictable western frontier requires true grit. For Wolf Stockburn, Railroad Detective, it takes a keen eye, quick draw, and dead aim to protect passengers from the most dangerous outlaws in the west - or...

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Black horse mountain by Kinley E. Roby

Black horse mountain

Kinley E. Roby

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"After the Civil War, Colonel Jonathan Wainwright is unable to adjust to his old life in Boston as a doctor, so he joins a wagon train bound for Santa Fe. The train is attacked by Indians and renegades, and his experience in the Union cavalry soon has him...

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The good old boys by Elmer Kelton

The good old boys

Elmer Kelton

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"Hewey Calloway has a problem. In his west Texas home of 1906, the land and way of life he loves are changing too quickly. As Hewey struggles against the relentless stream of progress, he comes to realize that the simple life of his childhood is vanishing -...

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Law of the land by Elmer Kelton

Law of the land

Elmer Kelton

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"Sixteen stories, where good meets bad, and everything inbetween, from the legendary author of the west, Elmer Kelton. Law of the Land chronicles some of his most exciting and dangerous tales of the old west, collected together for the first time--including...

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Northward to home by Reg Quist

Northward to home

Reg Quist

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"John Ware, a well-known, highly loved, and acclaimed black cowboy, arrived in Alberta at the beginning of the extraordinary ranching story on the grasslands. He faced and conquered snowstorms, vast distances, rough horses, not to mention a few rough men. As...

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Alice's trading post by Kerry Dean Feldman

Alice's trading post

Kerry Dean Feldman

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"Alice's Trading Post is the story of an untamable, unforgettable woman with a wry wit who lives 103 adventurous years. She survives all the west could throw at a woman, fights to be herself, live free, and find love. Treat her with respect, you walk away...

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Devil's ride west by David Nix

Devil's ride west

David Nix

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"Jake Paynter is in deep trouble. With a 1000 dollar bounty on his head, every law man, bounty hunter, and desperado west of the Mississippi is gunning for him. Jake's plan to lay low with the Shoshone quickly falls apart, but before he can leave for far...

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Disturbing the peace by Terrence McCauley

Disturbing the peace

Terrence McCauley

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"Deputy U.S. Marshal Jeremiah Halstead keeps the peace in the mining town of Silver Cloud, Montana. But an old enemy has declared war against him. Ruthless and clever, Ed Zimmerman would have become the leader of one of the west's deadliest and hell-bent...

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Lost trails

Lost trails

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"They are the stuff of legend, thundering out of the harsh landscapes and stunning vistas of the American West, vividly lodged in our collective imaginations. From Buffalo Bill to Billy the Kid, from Cochise to Jesse James, these names and so many others...

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Death in Deming by Alex (Novelist) author. Frew

Death in Deming

Alex (Novelist) author. Frew

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Dan Tucker is sent to Deming by US Marshal Harvey Whitehill, to clean out a few bad men who have taken over the town for their own ends. Motivated not by idealism but by money, a reluctant Tucker is resigned to doing this one last job before retiring from his...

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Death trail by D. D. Lang

Death trail

D. D. Lang

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Ardal Maloney, his wife Kate, and their two children have left Ireland to seek out a new life in the West. Leaving behind them starvation, poverty, and death, they came to the New World to start afresh. But travelling in a wagon train is a risky business. When...

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Return to Crows Creek by John E. author. Vale

Return to Crows Creek

John E. author. Vale

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Englishman Marshal Daniel Wheetman has been given over to President Hayes by Queen Victoria in an attempt to bring justice to the lawless west. However, Daniel's methods of policing are in complete contrast to those employed by US lawmen. Not only is he unable...

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Bighorn gold by Art Isberg

Bighorn gold

Art Isberg

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Jesper Tubbs has spent his life wandering the western mountains, searching for the elusive glint of gold. But Fate plays its fickle hand late in his life when, at the point of starvation, he literally stumbles upon a fabulous strike. However, Tubbs finds far...

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Imperfect promise by Susanna Lane

Imperfect promise

Susanna Lane

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"Cortland Enders is about to go to prison when the woman he works for invents a scheme to save him. Cort will serve his three-year sentence running the ranch, bound to it as her new husband. The marriage is in name only, enabling Sienna to leave the ranch to...

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The smiling country by Elmer Kelton

The smiling country

Elmer Kelton

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"Elmer Kelton introduced Texas cowboy Hewey Calloway, one of the most beloved characters in Western fiction, almost thirty years ago in The Good Old Boys. The novel was transformed into a memorable 1995 TV film starring Tommy Lee Jones and Sissy Spacek. Hewey...

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Pike's vengeance by John Legg

Pike's vengeance

John Legg

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"Bounty hunter Brodie Pike cannot see all the good he has done, only the infrequent mistakes. So he decides to get away from people. Little does he know when he finds a beautiful valley in Colorado Territory's San Juan Mountains - where he plans to make his...

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Just John by Reg Quist

Just John

Reg Quist

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"In return for his freedom, a slave is tasked with the job of delivering a valuable stallion to a horse farm in Tennessee. The Civil War is dying down and the roads are dangerous but with some help the horse is delivered and the slave sees freedom. Wishing to...

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Gunman's pass by Ralph W. Cotton

Gunman's pass

Ralph W. Cotton

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"Two deputies fresh from a hard-won gunfight with the gang of notorious outlaw Dolan Coyle stroll into a saloon in the dusty little town of Eagles, inquiring after one Will Summers. The men are looking to swap out their exhausted horses, and they could use...

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Brannigan's land by William W. Johnstone

Brannigan's land

William W. Johnstone

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"No one knows their way around a faro table, bank vault, or six shooter more than Smilin' Doc Ford. When he's not gambling or thieving, he's throwing lead--or, if he's feeling especially vicious, slitting throats with his Arkansas toothpick. Roaming the west...

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Texas renegade by Walker A. Tompkins

Texas renegade

Walker A. Tompkins

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"Bitterness and hate that is Confederate Texas in 1868 engulf Jack Zane as he seeks to return to the prairies of his native land. Reaction against him is strong because in choosing between the Lone Star State and his country's welfare, he had enlisted on the...

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Taylor Callahan, circuit rider by William W. Johnstone

Taylor Callahan, circuit rider

William W. Johnstone

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"In his younger days, Taylor Callahan didn't know right from wrong - and didn't much care either. As a Confederate bushwhacker, renegade outlaw, and all-around hellraiser, he gave the devil himself a run for his money. Most folks figured Taylor would end up...

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Dead man's hand by David Nix

Dead man's hand

David Nix

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"Jake Paynter is a doomed man. Haunted by an abusive childhood and his participation in atrocities of the Civil War, he seeks the isolation of the Plains Cavalry as a white officer for an all-Black buffalo soldier troop. Now, he is in irons and certain to be...

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Hell-bender from Texas by Chuck Martin

Hell-bender from Texas

Chuck Martin

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"When Charley Starr, owner of the Box Star ranch, was accused of murder and robbery, nobody was more indignant than his foreman, "Gospel" Cummings (so-called because of his addiction to the Bible - and strong whisky!). Starr knew that he had not committed the...

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Hogan's bluff by Harriet Cade

Hogan's bluff

Harriet Cade

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When his father is killed and his sister kidnapped following a confrontation with a powerful rancher, it falls to fourteen-year-old Zachariah Hogan to set matters straight. That this would entail his riding with a band of Sioux warriors was something that the...

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The Tumbleweed Trail by Jack Martin

The Tumbleweed Trail

Jack Martin

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Jake Preston, with his wife and children, takes the Tumbleweed Trail for Kansas City. As if the mile after mile of inhospitable terrain were not enough to contend with, a gang of marauding bandits, led by the notorious Sam Brady, has vowed to kill Jake and his...

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Tracking Apache Joe by George Arthur

Tracking Apache Joe

George Arthur

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A small band of renegade Apache led by Broken Hand has captured the daughters of a preacher and is headed for Mexico. After them are Anson Hawkstone and Black Feather, scouting for the army; plus the preacher himself, four gunmen, and a cavalry patrol that...

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Bleak winds of destiny by Dale Graham

Bleak winds of destiny

Dale Graham

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The Rebel Raiders are heading for New Mexico territory to rob the bank in Tucumcari. Major Deke Hogan, a Civil War guerrilla fighter, heads the contingent. The proceeds of the attack are intended to support the Confederacy in a last-ditch effort to regain the...

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The battle for the Bar-Q by Will Black

The battle for the Bar-Q

Will Black

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After receiving a telegram warning him of trouble brewing, Mitch Evans rides as fast as he can to his brother's small ranch. But Cal Morgan, a ranch hand, has been forced by his ruthless foreman Latham Parry to ambush Mitch before he can get to the Bar-Q. Both...

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Ambush at skyline ranch by Thomas McNulty

Ambush at skyline ranch

Thomas McNulty

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Pinkerton Agent Cameron Scott arrives at the crossroads town of Willow Branch Creek, seeking answers to a series of train robberies. He gets more than he bargained for when he befriends the lovely Becky Drake while defending her son from one of rancher Jim...

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Boyd rode alone by Matt (Western fiction writer) author. Cole

Boyd rode alone

Matt (Western fiction writer) author....

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Alvin Boyd was a killer - not a bad man - and when he tried to escape his past, he found he stood alone. After Alvin's death, looking to avenge him, his brother Asa rides into town - and straight into a white-hot range war. Quickly finding a job as the town's...

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Massacre at Maple Bluff by Brent Larssen

Massacre at Maple Bluff

Brent Larssen

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When Cade Kellerman and his gang bungled their robbery of a train and killed more than twenty passengers, they could not have known that the husband of one victim was himself a former bandit, who would stick at nothing to revenge himself on those he blamed for...

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Gun law at Laramie by Allan Vaughan Elston

Gun law at Laramie

Allan Vaughan Elston

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"Danny Logan was a young man with only one thing on his mind--revenge! Ten years earlier he and his father had ridden into a wild, untamed Laramie, and inside of a week his father was dead, murdered by the outlaw Moyer gang. Danny had lived to see a crazed...

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Ride for justice, ride for revenge by James J. Griffin

Ride for justice, ride for revenge

James J. Griffin

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"Texas Ranger Lieutenant Luke Caldwell is leading a detachment of Rangers when they are ambushed by an outlaw gang. After a hard-fought battle, the Rangers defeat the gang, but at the price of several dead and wounded. Among the most severely hurt is Luke, who...

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Song of the gun by Dudley Dean

Song of the gun

Dudley Dean

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"Carse Boling and Martin "Stag" Staggart were partners in the Coffin cattle spread, the most successful in the area. Carse ruled the land with his fists and his streaking gun hand. Stag was the businessman, when he was sober enough, and the husband of Emily....

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Crows Creek by John E. author. Vale

Crows Creek

John E. author. Vale

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The nephew of President Hayes has been murdered in Crows Creek, so he orders the governor to hire a marshal - someone with a proven track record for solving crimes. Unfortunately, what he gets is Daniel Wheetman, an Englishman with no experience of the West:...

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Tears of the buffalo by Paul (Western fiction writer) author. Bedford

Tears of the buffalo

Paul (Western fiction writer) author....

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The days of slaughtering buffalo are meant to be over, with so pitifully few of them remaining. But with top dollar on offer for their severed heads as trophies, some hunters just can't resist. In Yellowstone Park, Captain Moses Harris and his company of US...

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The legend of Keane O'Leary by P. author. McCormac

The legend of Keane O'Leary

P. author. McCormac

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Outlaw chief Keane O'Leary decides it's time to retire from a life of banditry, unaware that he is about to unleash a violent sequence of events. His three daughters are the heirs to his empire of crime - and hell hath no fury like a woman who covets her...

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Bad name drifter by Frank Callan

Bad name drifter

Frank Callan

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Dalton, Kansas is a town split in two: north of the railroad line, life is decent and ordered; on the south side, cowboys raise hell and the riff-raff of the world frequent the streets. Into this place comes Wes Galway, a former Union soldier. Wes wants to...

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The renegade gun by Ray Hogan

The renegade gun

Ray Hogan

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"Was it vengeance, hate, or just plain cussedness that brought John Cameron back to Wolf Springs? Whatever it was, it meant trouble and bloodshed - something the townsfolk wanted to avoid at all costs. They'd been reduced to a quaking band of yellow bellies by...

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The hostile hills by E. E. (Eugene E.) Halleran

The hostile hills

E. E. (Eugene E.) Halleran

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"The US Army sourly went about the task of protecting its former enemies from white 'intruders' - and wondered when things would start making sense again. Civilian scout Scott Craig had his own troubles. Army officers didn't trust him because he had formerly...

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Showdown by Allan Vaughan Elston

Showdown

Allan Vaughan Elston

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"Death or cowardice? Randy Harker had no choice. He wanted to stay in Lander and shoot it out with Thatcher. If he left, he would carry the yellow brand of a coward till he cashed in his chips. But out in the hills was an old man being tortured for the secret...

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Assassin's witness by Paul Colt

Assassin's witness

Paul Colt

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"Two powerful railroads clash in a dispute over the Royal Gorge right-of-way to serve a valuable silver strike in Colorado. A reclusive financier with substantial holdings in the Denver & Rio Grande commissions the Knights of Labor to foment labor unrest...

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Kill him, again by W. R. (William R.) Garwood

Kill him, again

W. R. (William R.) Garwood

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"Billy The Kid had been free of Garrett's jail in Lincoln just a few weeks when he rode into Fort Sumner that fateful night in 1881--and there, in a hail of lead, began the wildest chase in the history of the American West. Garrett killed the wrong man and so...

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American odyssey by Max McCoy

American odyssey

Max McCoy

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"Ten years have passed since Jack Picaro lost his Ghost Rifle--the firearm he invented, the one that never missed its target. The loss of the rifle calmed the hellraiser in his soul. Instead of returning to the gambling halls and whiskey bars of St. Louis,...

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Blood on the trail by Terrence McCauley

Blood on the trail

Terrence McCauley

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"Silver Cloud, Montana. A mining town welcome to all seeking to make their fortune. And a place where a lawman has to watch his back before some hardcase empties his pistol into it. Deputy U.S. Marshal Jeremiah Halstead is escorting notorious outlaw John...

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Doom Trail by Bradford Scott

Doom Trail

Bradford Scott

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"Gold Dust and Blood- a trail that led Ranger Ace Walt Slade straight to the Cap Rock country and a gun-blazing showdown with the craftiest owl hoot in Texas. Tarp Henry was an outlaw jack-of-all-crimes- rustling, murder, train holdups anything that tightened...

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Fury at Three Forks by D. B. (Dwight Bennett) Newton

Fury at Three Forks

D. B. (Dwight Bennett) Newton

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"Old Riley Adams, who owned the Anvil, had taken him in and treated him like a son. But then Riley had taken it into his head to run Will off his ranch for some cattle rustling he hadn't done. When Will heard that Riley Adams was dying, he came back to a town...

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Tanner's revenge by Michael Stewart

Tanner's revenge

Michael Stewart

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When a gang of outlaws kills Deputy Jack Tanner's ma and pa, he hunts them down, one by one. The trail leads him deep into the mountains of Mexico. There, he encounters the mysterious Queen of Meseta de Plata - boss of the notorious 'thieves' town' - and...

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Dead man's return by Derek Rutherford

Dead man's return

Derek Rutherford

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A terrible fear paralyses Leyton, Texas. On the morning Sheriff Jack Anderson is to hang an innocent youth for horse theft, Jim Jackson arrives, searching for the man who betrayed him and sent him to hell for ten years. Is Anderson that man? How can Jackson...

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Fire wolf by Michael D. author. George

Fire wolf

Michael D. author. George

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The deadly hired killer Fire Wolf is heading to a remote settlement in answer to a telegram message. On his way there, he tangles bloodily with three wanted outlaws in the ghost town known as Gold Strike. When other outlaws show up, they vow vengeance and set...

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Silver bird by Ben Ray

Silver bird

Ben Ray

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Sam Gibbons was a tomboy, through and through. Though her wealthy Boston family tried in vain to turn her into a lady, she was eager to explore and lead a life of adventure, rather than stagnate in the stultifying tea-and-cake circle of respectable society....

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Cimarron thunder by E. E. (Eugene E.) Halleran

Cimarron thunder

E. E. (Eugene E.) Halleran

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"Tracking down a crazy Confederate scheme to capture Colorado was the kind of job Union Captain Tom Baird was ready for. But he hadn't reckoned on a hidden cache of ammunition big enough to equip a small army--or the surprising partnership of a beautiful...

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Gunhand from Texas by William Heuman

Gunhand from Texas

William Heuman

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"Standing out in front of the Elkhorn National Bank, unshaven, his black hair beginning to curl at his neck, his clothing about as badly worn as that of any of the trail riders who'd come up with him from Texas, Emmett Kane definitely did not look like a man...

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Gun grudge by Walt Coburn

Gun grudge

Walt Coburn

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"Howdy Merchant was a nice, quiet guy who liked to live his own life in his own way. But he was never free from one soul-searching memory: the cold-blooded killing of his father by Black Mike Guzman. Years had gone by, and Howdy had worked endlessly to blaze...

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Crimson desert by E. E. (Eugene E.) Halleran

Crimson desert

E. E. (Eugene E.) Halleran

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"Ben Lyman, son of Quakers and friend to the Indians, was looking for contraband guns. Better than anyone, Ben knew what possession of these weapons could do. More than anyone, he wanted to prevent an outbreak and the massacre that would follow. But nobody...

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The violent storm by William W. Johnstone

The violent storm

William W. Johnstone

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"There's a storm brewing in Oklahoma Territory, and this time, it's deadly serious. Local cattle ranches are being targeted by Texas rustlers - and the only man who can keep it from turning into a bloodbath is U.S. Deputy Marshal Will Tanner. The newly married...

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A gift from crick by John McNally

A gift from crick

John McNally

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Sailors Diggings, an isolated mining settlement, is left reeling when outlaws slaughter seventeen of the stunned population and clean out the assay office, stealing

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Gold rush by Bill (Western fiction writer) author. Grant

Gold rush

Bill (Western fiction writer) author....

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Union Army deserter Cody Black thinks Gold Hill is a safe place to hide out the war and make his fortune. But Cody finds prospecting to be a tough business, and soon finds himself in debt to the local gold baron. Desperate for work, he is forced to become a...

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Remarque's law by Will DuRey

Remarque's law

Will DuRey

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Ben Joyner has no argument with the people who settled on the grassland near Pecos, but other cattlemen have long considered the range their own domain. Ben's boss Gus Remarque believes a dollar a day buys not only a man's labour, but his loyalty too. When...

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The line rider by K. S. author. Stanley

The line rider

K. S. author. Stanley

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With his job as a line rider under threat, Mack Cambray hopes to settle down with his bride as a homesteader. However, in trying to solve the mystery of his wife's untimely death, he ends up in the middle of a violent range war...--Publisher's description.

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Wyoming manhunt by Allan Vaughan Elston

Wyoming manhunt

Allan Vaughan Elston

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"As vigilantes tightened the rope around Parrott's neck, they gave him one last chance to identify his confederates in the holdup of the U.P. pay train that had taken place two years earlier, 'Jack Campbell,' he gasped, 'Jack Campbell and Homer Hatch!'...

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Challenge to danger by William MacLeod Raine

Challenge to danger

William MacLeod Raine

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"Pull your freight or pull your gun! That was the challenge flung at tenderfoot Hugh Travis by the fighting Caldwells. Hugh was a new-comer in Apache Basin. A peaceable man, he wasn't looking for trouble. But when he tried to halt the range war in which seven...

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Renegade river by Giff Cheshire

Renegade river

Giff Cheshire

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"A collection of stories on frontier life in the Pacific Northwest. The stories tell of hardships faced by ranchers, of settlers in wagon trains on the Oregon Trail fighting off Indians, and of steamboat builders and river pilots."-- Publisher's description.

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Easy money by Will Cook

Easy money

Will Cook

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"Meade Bigelow had sweated blood to build a mining empire in Wyoming. But he'd be damned if he'd let thieves crush honest people just to fatten their pokes. Overnight the town of Silver City exploded with gunfire. Men took sides: Conover's side when their...

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White Wolf's pack by Hal Dunning

White Wolf's pack

Hal Dunning

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"Jim-twin Allen had promised his beloved Snippets he would give up killing and gave her his guns. He had been pardoned by the Governor, but if he kills again, he will be an outcast and they will not be able to marry. But the Black Hawk Gang is set on revenge....

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The forgotten land by Paul (Western fiction writer) author. Bedford

The forgotten land

Paul (Western fiction writer) author....

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Bannock, a hardened frontiersman, and his friend Chet Butler are escorting members of a religious sect through northern Mexico. Eager to escape persecution, the 'Children of God' have fled the USA in search of a new home. Unfortunately for these strict...

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Cast a dark shadow by Ethan Flagg

Cast a dark shadow

Ethan Flagg

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Army scout Wink Jefford finds himself put on trial for helping a captured Apache escape from Fort Defiance in New Mexico. Forced to leave in disgrace, Jefford is hired to guide some settlers to the town of Tularosa, but they are attacked by Apaches led by...

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Chace Hexx by Frank Chandler

Chace Hexx

Frank Chandler

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At the age of twenty-eight, Chace Hexx is in danger of letting life pass him by. Drifting from ranch to ranch, he hones his skills with guns, horses, and cattle - but to what purpose? Then, out of the blue, a proposition is made... Gunplay, tragedy, murder,...

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Jed Harker rides out by Simon (Novelist) author. Webb

Jed Harker rides out

Simon (Novelist) author. Webb

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Spring, 1861. Jed Harker aims for nothing more than to mind his own business while travelling north to Kansas. But men and women are taking sides all over the United States, and Harker finds himself compelled to declare where he stands on slavery. He ends up...

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Two trees hollow by Frank Chandler

Two trees hollow

Frank Chandler

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Sweetspring is a quiet town... until an itinerant gang of robbers causes havoc. Wesley Vernon, a mine engineer, thinks he recognizes their leader as a childhood friend, and determines to bring him to justice. But before he sets off he is devastated to learn...

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Satan's guns by James Clay

Satan's guns

James Clay

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"When range detective Rance Dehner catches up with the vicious Kid Madero gang, a horrific gunfight ensues and all three members of the gang are killed. But Dehner's problems are just beginning. Before he dies, Madero mockingly taunts the detective by telling...

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Emerald trails by Jackson Gregory

Emerald trails

Jackson Gregory

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"Bon Ord loved adventure. Much to his father's displeasure, Bon kept company with some rather disreputable characters. Sherriff John Ord was determined that if he ever caught them with the goods, he would arrest them all – even if his own son was part of the...

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Red runs the river by Lewis B. Patten

Red runs the river

Lewis B. Patten

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"Sessions peered over the edge of his shallow rifle pit to look at the Cheyennes massing. They had the tiny band of army scouts surrounded and were ready for the kill. The chances of escape were a thousand to one. And if those odds weren't bloody enough, three...

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Trouble in Peaceful Valley by Barry Cord

Trouble in Peaceful Valley

Barry Cord

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"The letter forwarded from the local federal law office in El Paso read - 'All hell's fixin' to break loose up here. Sheriff's scairt to make a move. I ain't. I fit Injuns an' polecats before an' no bunch of masked tinhorn killers is gonna run me off my place....

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Broken spur by D. B. (Dwight Bennett) Newton

Broken spur

D. B. (Dwight Bennett) Newton

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"Was he on the trail of justice - or the road into hell? Jim Bannister was a man of few hungers, but he was hungry for justice. He was on the trail of a beautiful and mysterious woman - the one witness who could help clear his name." -- Publisher.

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Silvertip's search by Max Brand

Silvertip's search

Max Brand

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"Now it was up to the two men to catch the man Silver had pledged to kill - for Silver's honour and his life. Arizona Jim Silver had to find Rap Bender, Judge Bender's missing son - the same Rap Bender who had joined guns with Silver's oldest and deadliest...

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The leather slapper by Nelson C. (Nelson Coral) Nye

The leather slapper

Nelson C. (Nelson Coral) Nye

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"When "Slow-Down" Munn, deputy U. S. marshal, arrives one night in the hell-bending copper camp of Laughing Horse, it is with the intention of posing as a drifting smokeroo and hiring out his pistols to Sheriff Loma Jack, who it seems is powerless to check the...

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Then came Mulvane by William Heuman

Then came Mulvane

William Heuman

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"The cattlemen knew if the nesters were allowed to move onto their ranges, more would come and it would spell the end of their way of life. So the Cattleman's Association sent for Mulvane. He rode into town late on a rainy afternoon, alone, a tall, lean man...

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Trumpets in the dawn by Charles N. (Charles Newman) Heckelmann

Trumpets in the dawn

Charles N. (Charles Newman) Heckelm...

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"From its scattered forts the Army struggled to keep peace, but every cavalryman going on patrol realized that it might be his last. During the years following the Civil War, Wyoming, Dakota and Montana territories seethed with unrest as the Sioux and Cheyenne...

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Silvertip by Max Brand

Silvertip

Max Brand

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"It should have been the back-shooting, throat-cutting Bandini who bled his life away into the dust of that dark alley. It was a one-shot kill. But it wasn't the man Silvertip meant to kill. It was just a kid wearing Bandini's cape. And while Silvertip wasn't...

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Syndicate gun by D. B. (Dwight Bennett) Newton

Syndicate gun

D. B. (Dwight Bennett) Newton

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"Jim Bannister is on the lam again- still with that 12,000 dollar bounty on his head for killing a Western Development Corporation field representative. WDC's Boyd Selden is hot on Bannister's trail - to tell him that he believes Bannister innocent! But no...

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Mascarada Pass by William Colt MacDonald

Mascarada Pass

William Colt MacDonald

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"Gregory Quist, man-hunter extraordinaire, was in Masquerade City to investigate a train wreck and a robbery, when two young wildcats - Ramon and Chris - sidetrack him with a tale of murder. Their boss, Reed Haldane, had been found dead in his bed the day...

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Outlaw's son by Clifton Adams

Outlaw's son

Clifton Adams

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"He was young and hard and dangerous and he had learned it all from the most notorious badman who ever rode the border - his father, Nate Blaine. The deserted son of an outlaw gets on the town's bad side after his father is framed for the killing a local...

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Arizona Ranger by A. Leslie

Arizona Ranger

A. Leslie

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"Shots rocked! the Silver Valley Bank! Two guards went down, their dead hands clutching half-drawn guns. Rance hurled himself sideways, his Colts beating a drum-roll of fire. Men boiled out of the open vault and the ranger balsted them back. This was it - The...

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Standoff at the river by Wayne D. Overholser

Standoff at the river

Wayne D. Overholser

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"A remarkable battle was fought at Beecher Island, Colorado, in 1868. Forty-nine untrained civilian volunteers, two wounded officers and a dying Army doctor were nailed down on a sand-bar in a shallow river by more than a thousand Cheyenne, Arapahoe and...

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Arizona mayhem by Corba Sunman

Arizona mayhem

Corba Sunman

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Former Texas Ranger Link Carter rides into Singletree, and straight into trouble. Deputy Burton pulls a gun on him, prompting Link to fire in self-defence, and he's thrown into a cell. Turns out it's a case of mistaken identity - Nick, his twin, is wanted for...

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No place to hide by John Davage

No place to hide

John Davage

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When Joe Spearman sees a face from the past, he gets a shock. It's the face of a killer - one who now has a good deal of influence and power in the little town of Ox Crossing. Someone who won't want his past catching up with him. However, before Joe can do...

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Open range fury by George Arthur

Open range fury

George Arthur

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Anson Hawkstone is on the trail of an errant husband who deserted his wife and infant child to become a cowboy in Wyoming Territory. His quest becomes complicated when he encounters three people - a deserted Mormon wife, a white Kiowa captive, and a Chinese...

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Bodie by James Hitt

Bodie

James Hitt

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Lawyer Josh Thorn believes in law and justice. Even so, when he agrees to defend prostitute Rosa May Whitefield, he knows he jeopardizes his standing in the community. The California mining town of Bodie averages a killing a day, but Rosa May's crime broke all...

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