Campaigning for the presidency of the United States, Senator Stephen Douglas is the target of assassins who hope to benefit from a war between the states. His trip on the TEMPEST QUEEN offers a golden opportunity for the charming but deadly Genevieve St. James, the assassin. Meanwhile, Clifton Stewart is still searching for his lost love, Mystie Waters. He finds the ruins of the riverboat she last served on and can only conclude that she was one of many casualties of a tragic..
The mountain man was a special breed of man and to be successful he had to be one tough hombre willing to endure all kinds of hardships; below zero cold, starvation, Indians, endless hours of hard work, and trying to keep from getting eaten by the animals most notable, the Grizzly bear. Loneliness was an issue to overcome. Many trapped with another trapper or with several. The numbers offered a little more protection from the dreaded Blackfoot Indians that hated them for inva..
Candace enters the Badlands on a scientific expedition. Young, beautiful and in love with knowledge, she is there to study early man and prehistoric fossils. But what begins with the purest of motives will end in a nightmare of violence and lust. For the men accompanying her are there to plunder the Sioux Nation, to steal their treasures, deface their sacred places, and to rob them of their holiest relics. Now hell itself is loose in the Badlands, and the revenge of the Sioux..
In search of a new life out west, Brazos Fortune finds his family endangered by the very quest he hoped would save them. Brazos sets out on his journey in the first of Stephen Bly’s new “Fortunes of the Black Hills” series. When locals threaten the lives and property of his family. Brazos abandons his Texas homestead for a new ranch in the West he has seen in a dream. But he finds himself in a war against corrupt lawmen, wild outlaws, and bitter winter weath..
Coming out of amnesia suffered during the Civil War, she recognized who her lover, Matt Jorgensen, was but had no idea how to find him. After having established a new life for herself with a new family, she discovers from her grandmother that she has a supernatural gift and is compelled to leave her comfortable lifestyle to search for Matt. The couple finds each other in the mountainous area of his childhood in Montana, but twenty years have changed their appearances. Althoug..
Although this book stands alone as a story, Ross Chesnut is the main character in the VISION OF THE EAGLE series. He has recovered from the tragic end in book three, THE VISION IS FULFILLED, and now leaves his retreat in the Cascade Mountains of the Oregon Territory in the early spring of 1851 to find the band of Yanktonai Indians who raised him. His journey is filled with danger from the deceit of white men and the vengeance of Indians. And when he finds the tribe he is seek..
Billy Ray works hard all week to play even harder on Payday Saturday Night. Whiskey, women, gambling and a good fistfight are all Billy Ray thinks a man needs. That is until a keen-eyed little man faces him down with something greater than his fists or his guns. In that moment Billy’s life changes forever, and he wants to share his discovery. Only how can he explain what he himself doesn’t entirely understand? Saddle-up for the hard-knock ride Billy takes that cha..
Billy Ray, self-taught itinerate preacher, former hard-working miner and Saturday Night brawler, faces his own temptations in the wilderness of the Old West. Called to be pastor of a divided flock in a frontier town held in the grip of a lawless cattle baron, Billy tries to bring his parishioners together, and repair the abandoned little church in the middle of town. Billy must win his place in a community that “doesn’t want any preacher changing things.” A ..
In 1865, Trace Garrett, a war-weary and haggard young man returns to his Missouri farm to find that his kid brother, Charlie, has been lynched by a brutal band of seven Yankee raiders. Only the fast action of old Jason, the family’s black retainer, saved the boy. Jason dispatches Trace to the house, where he finds his father slain, his mother ravaged, mutilated and murdered. In a black rage, Trace follows a trail of blood and plunders across the rugged frontier in hot p..
A woman's revenge and a man's honor meet on a collision course...
Isaac Gilpatrick witnesses the killing of old Marshall Blodgett, and when his mother Ione is threatened with death--or worse--he is intimidated into remaining silent. But the guilt he carries wears at Isaac's nerves until he can bear it no longer and vows to put the information into the new marshal's hands.
Unfortunately, Marshal TJ Osgood arrives in town too late. He finds Isaac silenced..
In 1930's Texas, the oil industry is booming and small-time wildcatter Bill Dodd has secretly acquired the oil lease to the property adjoining H.L. Hunt's latest gusher. It promises to make Dodd a millionaire but before he can register the leases with the county, he is gunned down and Hunt's company takes over the land. Texas Ranger Lee Garrett is sent to investigate. He uncovers the first organized crime racket in Texas. The Mafia is running women and booze and t..
They were a rootless bunch, friendless and unwanted, shunned by everyone except each other. They were the Outcasts, a ragged group of men who made their own way through an unforgiving West. They knew what it was like to be hated, and recognized injustice when they saw it. So when they saw an innocent black wrangler framed for a murder he didn't commit, it stuck in their craw. Some of the townspeople called the sham trial "Black Justice." To the Outcasts it was j..
In 1828, few white men dared to venture into the immense, unsettled region west of the Mississippi. And of those who did, only courageous men like Nathaniel King had the skills and strength to survive the harsh, frozen wilderness. But when three vicious trappers ambushed him and kidnapped his pregnant wife, Winona, King faced the greatest challenge of his life. For if Nate did not rescue Winona and their unborn child, the life he had worked so hard to build would be worthless..
Though living on the frontier was deadly, the reward for the hardy souls brave enough to take the risk was unlimited freedom-freedom that murderous renegades would steal for a few pieces of gold. When mountain man Nathaniel King and his family were threatened by a band of slavers, they faced enemies like none they'd ever battled.
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