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The reluctant warrior / Mary Connealy.
cover image"In 1860s Lake Tahoe, Cameron Scott reunites with his daughter and nephew but has lost their trust. When he's hurt protecting them, the stubborn but beautiful Gwen Harkness is his caretaker. As she helps him win back their hearts, he finds himself wanting to win hers as well"-- Provided by publisher.

The accidental guardian / Mary Connealy.
cover imageTrace Riley has been self-appointed guardian of the trail ever since his own wagon was attacked. When he finds the ruins of a wagon train, he offers shelter to survivor Deborah Harkness and the children she saved. Trace and Deborah grow close working to bring justice to the trail, but what will happen when the attackers return to silence the only witness?

Hobnail and other frontier stories : a century of the American frontier / with a foreword by Tom Clavin ; edited by Hazel Rumney.
cover imageFeatures seventeen new stories for historical fiction fans. These stories capture the spirit of freedom and individualism in the evolving 19th century American frontier. They are organized by time frame for a panoramic view of pioneers who faced 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.

Fast ride to Boot Hill : the legend of Ben Hawks / Lee Martin.
cover image"Tricked into believing his fiancée had died in a stage robbery, a vengeful Texas Ranger trails the gang for years as he becomes a legend in song and dime novels before ending up on the side of a former outlaw with a sharp shooting niece, even as the truth unfolds in a violent climax."-- Provided by publisher.

Westering women : a novel / Sandra Dallas.
cover image"From the bestselling author of Prayers for Sale, an inspiring celebration of sisterhood on the perilous Overland Trail "If you are an adventuresome young woman of high moral character and fine health, are you willing to travel to California in search of a good husband?" It's February, 1852, and all around Chicago, Maggie sees the postings soliciting "eligible women" to travel to the gold mines of Goosetown. A young seamstress with a small daughter and several painful secrets, she has nothing to lose. So she joins forty-three other women and two pious reverends on the dangerous 2,000-mile journey west. None of them are prepared for the hardships they face on the trek through the high plains, mountains, and deserts, or for the triumphs of finding strengths they did not know they possessed. And not all will make it. As Maggie gets to know the other women, she soon discovers that she's not the only one looking to leave dark secrets behind. And when her past catches up with her, it becomes clear a band of sisters will do whatever it takes to protect one of their own"-- Provided by publisher.

Preacher's frenzy / William W. Johnstone with J.A. Johnstone.
cover imageThere are two kinds of traps in the Old West. One is the kind that Preacher and his buddy, Charlie, use to catch a mountain-load of fur pelts. The other is the kind that Charlie steps into a trap set by a low-life gambler and his seductive partner in crime to swindle Charlie out of his fur money. Preacher hates to see a good friend get robbed. So he sets off after the grifters on a riverboat bound for New Orleans. First, he infiltrates the criminal underworld of the French Quarter. Then, he's enslaved on a pirate ship heading straight to hell. Now there's only one way out for Preacher. Start a mutiny. Take over the ship. Then return to New Orleans to reunite Charlie with his money - and not to get butchered in the process.

Five days, five dead [large print] / by Carol Wright Crigger.
cover image"Sepp Amsel, a fabulously successful gambling hall and saloonkeeper entrepreneur, is about to become the bridegroom in the most public wedding ever to take place in wild and woolly Spokane, Washington. He wants to engage China's detective services when his fiancee's sister is kidnapped and a substantial ransom demanded. There's just one problem. The client thinks it's possible he's being bamboozled because things don't quite add up. Only days remain for China to figure out why the sister was snatched and not the bride. But the clock is ticking. Worse, it isn't long until murder becomes part of the equation. First a bellhop, then a tailor. Who will be next? China had better find out soon, before she, too, becomes a target for murder"-- Provided by publisher.

Contention and other frontier stories [large print] : a five star anthology / edited by Hazel Rumney.
cover image"For twenty-four years, Five Star Publishing, an imprint of Gale/Cengage, has offered readers the best in new voices, as well as many beloved authors, in the traditional Western and American frontier fiction genres. Contention and Other Frontier Stories, edited by Hazel Rumney, features seventeen brand-new stories that will delight historical fiction fans. These stories capture the spirit of freedom and individualism in the evolving American frontier through the early 1900s 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 stories by New York Times bestselling and award-winning authors such as Loren D. Estleman, Johnny D. Boggs, Michael Zimmer, Max McCoy, John D. Nesbitt, Preston Lewis, Rod Miller, W. Michael Farmer, Greg Hunt, Bill Brooks, Tim Champlin, Robert D. McKee, Michael R. Ritt, Kathleen Morris, Vonn McKee, John Neely Davis, and Marcia Gaye. Contention and Other Frontier Stories is a great addition to your Western fiction library"-- Provided by publisher.

The cattle queen feud / Wayne D. Overholser.
cover imageDenver Daily Chronicle reporter Bob Norberg is sent to Smith's Cove, Colorado, to write a story about Susie Bowman, a woman who had been tried for rustling and because of a hung jury was to be tried again in late summer. His editor thought Susie was being framed and wanted Norberg to clear here name, but Bob didn't expect what he found. Susie Bowman was quite a character. To the small ranchers around Smith's Cove, she was almost a legend -- friend of the Wild Bunch, tough, beautiful, free with her loving and hard-nosed about her ranching. To the local judge, Susie was just "a very eccentric woman who flaunts the laws of God and man." And he was gonna hound her until he brought her to "justice." To Bob Norberg and Chip Malone, she was the most damnably fascinating woman who ever forked a horse. And to the ruthless killer hired to gun her down, Susie made a beautiful target.

Arapaho summer / Kinley Roby.
cover image"In 1867, two Union veterans and two Arapaho women they rescue from a Lakota war party set off on the Oregon Trail in search of a new beginning. Captain Caleb Stone and Sergeant Dil Smith find their plans to start over must change to include Little Rain and White Cloud, whose heritage poses obstacles to living among whites. The Trail tests them with storms, attacks by Indians and renegade whites, and the trials of travel. On the way they pick up a boy kidnapped by Mormons. White Cloud's past catches up with her, endangering their lives. Finally, they reach their destination only to confront the greatest challenge yet: how to live together in a world where prejudice can be as powerful as a prairie twister."--Amazon.com

Red ruckus / Brett Cogburn.
cover image"Morgan Clyde, legendary town tamer and shootist, is the kind of man who will look down the barrel of your loaded gun and keep on coming, and the kind of man there's no stopping short of putting him in a grave when he thinks he's in the right. He's just the kind of man that a certain little town in the lawless Indian Territory needs, the town once known as Ironhead Station and the town that has already almost killed him more than once. Only this time, the trouble isn't from crooked railroad men, hired killers, or the other usual varieties of outlaws that call the territory home. It's trouble with another sort of renegade entirely, the kind that hides behind a badge and a judge's gavel. As usual, the odds are stacked against Morgan. Not only must he face down a gang of crooked deputy marshals intent on killing him, but old friends encountered may prove more painful than the bullets, and the old loves and old grudges that resurface may prove every bit as deadly."-- Provided by publisher.

When the gold dust died in Deadwood / C. M. Wendelboe.
cover imageFresh out of the territorial prison, Tucker Ashley meets up with his old friend Jack,who staked a claim along Deadwood Gulch at the beginning of the Black Hills godl rush. But when the arrive at the claim, it as been jumped by two men. Jack and Tucker kick them off their claim, only to be confronted by rule enforcesers for the mining district - Zell McGinty and his son, Trait, a gunman known as much as his father for his ruthlessness. Tucker's long prison sentence - away from the daily practice of gun handling - deadened his skills, and he and Jack are powerless to resist them and are forced off their claim.

Bloody trail of the mountain man / William W. Johnstone with J.A. Johnstone.
cover imageIf there's one thing Smoke Jensen hates, it's a man who fights dirty. And no one fights dirtier than a politician. Especially a lying, cheating, no-good grifter like Senator Rex Underhill. Luckily, with another election coming up, this senatorial snake in the grass has some serious competition: Smoke's old friend, Sheriff Monte Carson. Carson's an honest man, and he's got Smoke's full support. But Underhill's got support, too: a squad of hired guns ready to hit the campaign trail--and stain it red with blood . . . Swapping bullets for ballots, Underhill's henchman make it all too clear that Sheriff Carson is not just a candidate on the rise, he's a target on the run. But with Smoke's grassroots support--and lightning-fast trigger--he manages to stay alive in the race. That is, until Carson's righteous campaign takes a near-fatal turn when the Senator Underhill tricks his opponents, traps them in a mine, and literally buries the sheriff's political ambitions. When the going gets tough, Smoke gets even. When this game turns deadly, it's winner kills all . . .

The Mustangers [large print] / Andrew J. Fenady.
cover image"One of the last of the great American cowboys, Ben Smith is a three-time rodeo champion with one last chance to take a stand. Injured in a rodeo fall, he heads home at the age of forty to the Little Brawny Ranch, where he befriends the son of the owner. Ben agrees to show little Jimmy the ropes: the rigors of ranching, the rewards of hard work, and the awe-inspiring beauty of the wild mustang herds running free. But when they learn the horses are being rounded up -- for the slaughterhouse -- the rawhide cowboy and skinny greenhorn strike back, each in his own way, to save the mustangs. But there is the inevitable, violent, historic showdown"--Publisher.

Last stage to Hell Junction [large print] / Mickey Spillane and Max Allan Collins.
cover image"On a lively night at the Victory saloon in Trinidad, New Mexico, Sheriff Caleb York interrupts his poker game to settle a minor dust-up that raises the stakes into major trouble. The wounded miscreant he ushers to the hoosegow spills the secret behind the mysterious disappearance of a certain stage coach. Bound for Denver, the stage carried three important passengers-beautiful ranch owner Willa Cullen, lovely temptress Rita Filley, and wealthy banker Raymond L. Parker. The two women are rivals for the lawman's love, while Parker is a key investor in Trinidad's future. But all are gone, with only the corpses of fellow passengers as bullet-ridden clues. York follows a trail of blood to a ghost town known as Hell Junction. To rescue his lady friends and the banker, he must infiltrate an outlaw den . . . and pray no one among the thieves, killers, and kidnappers will recognize him. With only his desert rat deputy to back him up, York must free the captives, round up the badmen-and, whenever necessary, send them straight to Hell"-- Provided by publisher.

Blood sky at morning [large print] / Jory Sherman.
cover image"Those who inhabit the harsh, beautiful, blood-red land between Tucson and Fort Bowie have never seen the like of the Shadow Rider--who appears out of nowhere and vanishes just as suddenly in the desert heat. Now death and lies surround him again. The Apache are under siege for murders they didn't commit--and Cody's riding hell-for-leather into a war where nothing's what it seems. But his mission is to get to the truth . . . and to kill the cause of the bloody chaos--even if it means laying down his own life"--Back cover.

Apache Springs [large print] / by Frank Leslie.
cover image"In this western duo, the half-breed wanderer, Yakima Henry, pins a badge on his shirt... In Bloody Arizona, four strangers ride into Apache Springs and shoot the marshal while Yakima is locked up. Now the marshal's wife Julia convinces Yakima to wear her husband's badge and take on the kill-crazy, vengeance-hungry Rebel Wilkes, who wants to destroy the town as well as his former lover, Julia. In Wildcat of the Sierra Estrada, Apache Springs is flourishing after gold was discovered in the surrounding mountains. With wealth comes trouble, and Yakima is about to have his fill, not the least of which is a canyon filled with lost Jesuit gold that fortune-hunters are willing to kill for, and the love triangle he becomes involved in with Julia and her sister, Emma"-- Provided by publisher.

Legends of the West : a Deputy Marshal Bass Reeves Western / Michael A. Black.
cover imageTwo men are on a collision course. 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.

Promised land / Mark Warren.
cover image"In Tombstone, Arizona Territory, despite a silver strike promising entrepreneurial opportunities, Wyatt Earp returns to law enforcement, posing a new threat to the Cow-boy rustlers running rampant on both sides of the U.S.-Mexican border. 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.K. Corral. 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.

Tillman's bounty / Scott Gastineau.
cover imageAfter the mining company he works for goes belly up, young Max Tillman has a chance encounter with a man who has a bounty on his head. He soon takes up tracking other wanted men, but realizes he may be in over his head as he travels through some of the most dangerous towns in the West and crosses paths with those who survive by taking what is not theirs. Max meets people who draw him toward a more settled life, but is a peaceful life possible for a man with his past, especially in a region known for its lawlessness? And can he keep those he has come to care for safe?

The man who hated Hickok / C.M. Wendelboe.
cover image"It's 1876 and Cheyenne--long a haven for thugs and thieves--has taken on an air of civility. Until Wild Bill Hickock comes to town and humiliates a local gunman's mentally-challenged brother to the point of suicide. Ira Drang promptly vows to hunt Wild Bill and kill him. Broke, Ira takes work as a shotgun messenger on the notorious Cheyenne to Deadwood stage--to make it across the Black Hills after Wild Bill. It's a sporadic route through rough country fraught with road agents robbing whatever scraps the Indian raiders leave behind. So, it's no surprise when the stage is held up just out of Cheyenne--by Ira's longtime rival. His daughter was murdered, and he knows the killer is on that stage. Ira understands that nothing will stop him--just as nothing will stop Ira's pursuit of Wild Bill"-- Provided by publisher.

Lawman : a Murphy western / Ethan J. Wolfe.
cover image"Synopsis:Living in semiretirement with Kai, his soon to be wife, Murphy is called back to action by his former boss, ex-President Grant. 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.

Tap dance : a tall tale of the wild west / Robert S. Levinson.
cover imageThe good, the bad, and the ugly infest this tall tale, as Swaney and McDukes roam the landscape west of the Rockies, their exploits often chronicled in the dime weeklies. Blaming Swaney for the death of his wife, McDukes vows revenge, but first he must bust Swaney out of Desert Prison. 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.

See that my grave is kept clean : a novel / Bart Paul.
cover image"Now returned from another tour in Afghanistan, Tommy Smith is rebuilding his life with his new wife, Deputy Sheriff Sarah Cathcart, and their baby daughter, as he opens his own pack outfit in the high country of his youth. When a young girl is reported lost in the canyon above their home, Tommy leads the search, but instead of the missing child, he discovers a corpse that may hold the key to a long-unsolved local bank theft and a fortune in stolen cash. The FBI is called in. Though Tommy tries not to get involved, the promise of easy money has lured unsavory characters from the hard streets of Reno, and speculation about the missing cash is undermining the social fabric of their little town. Facing threats to his family and the way of life he is fighting to preserve, Tommy must call on his investigative skills to uncover the connection between the missing girl and the long-dead body--a link that will inevitably lead to an explosive showdown deep in the Sierra wilderness"-- Provided by publisher.

Skull Mesa [large print] : a western story / Wayne D. Overholser.
cover image"When Marshal Clay Roland receives a letter from a lawyer in Painted Rock, a distant town in the shadow of Skull Mesa, informing him that his father has died, leaving him the Bar C Ranch, he resigns and heads home. He quickly learns his father's death was no accident and will have to fight for the Bar C"-- Provided by publisher.

Riding shotgun [large print] / William W. Johnstone with J. A. Johnstone.
cover imageRed Ryan must protect the passengers, including an army major's beautiful but stubborn wife, on a stage bound from Fort Concho, Texas, to Fort Bliss, as they face bloodthirsty Apaches who are on the warpath.

Snake oil [large print] : it all comes around / Marcus Galloway.
cover imageProfessor Henry Whiteoak is a liar and a swindler recently chased out of Kansas after a daring bank robbery. Even when he heads into Montana where his reputation isn't quite so widespread, Whiteoak finds himself in the sights of bounty hunters looking to cash in a reward posted by some unhappy fellows who want him to answer for his crimes with his life. Corey Maynard is another thief who has worked with Whiteoak on several occasions and decides to back the professor in a series of business ventures in the Montana mountains. They embark on a string of adventures that take them from crooked card games to deadly shootouts with a reclusive chemist who's stumbled upon a formula that rivals those of the professor himself.

Springfield 1880 [large print] / by William W. Johnstone ; with J.A. Johnstone.
cover imageCaptain Jed Foster is a thief-- and a traitor. He's one of the rogues who ran run off with four wagons containing new Springfield 1880 rifles, bayonets, and ammunition meant to resupply the troops at Fort Bowie in Arizona Territory. Foster plans to sell the weapons to the highest bidder-- whether it's Apaches, Mexican revolutionaries, or Confederate veterans who still dream of destroying the Union. His junior officer, Lieutenant Grant Holden, is coming after him. If Holden can't bring the renegade to justice, he'll face court-martial for losing the wagons. If he's caught crossing the Mexican border, the U.S. Army will deny knowledge of the mission. With the help of an ornery ex-sergeant known as "Hard Rock" Masterson and fiery guerrilla fighter Soledad, the young lieutenant will have to face off with war chiefs, banditos, and cutthroat outlaws. -- adapted from back cover

War valley [large print] / by Lancaster Hill.
cover imageIn this powerful new series, a Confederate veteran heads west to start a new life-and gets caught in the middle of a new kind of war . . . WAR VALLEY Hank Gannon grew up on a Florida plantation. He fought alongside his brothers-in-arms in the Civil War. Then he joined the Texas Special Police to help build a more peaceful union-and a future for his beloved Constance. That was the plan. But when a prisoner dies in his custody, Gannon is forced to leave Austin and head into Comanche territory. Alone but undaunted, he meets up with Roving Wolf- who has just slain a former soldier from his unit. Gannon can't let the killing go unpunished. Even here, in this Godforsaken valley, the law must be upheld . . . On the one side is a bloodthirsty war party of Indians, heading for the white man's capital. On the other side is a makeshift army of Texas Special Police and the Texas State Guard, ready to meet the threat head-on. In the middle are Hank Gannon and Roving Wolf, waging their own blood feud. Two men trapped in a war. Fighting to survive their mutual hate. Killing to get out alive . . .

Santa Fe run [large print] / by Preston Lewis.
cover image"It did not take Morgan long to figure out that the forts commanding officer was pocketing a fair amount of money cheating on government contracts by supplying the reservation Indians with worn-out blankets, spoiled grain and rotten meat. And when the double dealing colonel decided his new clerk knew too much to go on living, Morgan was on the run again. He had enough evidence to bring that murdering bluecoat officer to justice if he ever lived to tell the tale. But with both the Apache and the U.S.Cavalry, riding hard on his backtrail, it would be race against death."-- Provided by publisher.

MacCallister [large print] : stranglehold / by William W. Johnstone with J.A. Johnstone.
cover imageDuff never expected to hear from his old friend Charles McGregor, his battalion commander from the Black Watch Regiment of Her Majesty's army. 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. And this is Duff MacCallister. Live Free. Read Hard. this is part of "A Duff MacCallister Western" series.

Dusk along the Niobrara / John D. Nesbitt.
cover imageDunbar, working on a ranch in the Niobrara country in Wyoming, connects the death of a hardscrabble homesteader with the death of an old horse trader some fifteen years earlier. 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.

Yester's ride / C.K. Crigger.
cover image"Ketta Noonan, her mother's child by rape, has been kidnapped by the twelve-year-old's father. Big Joe Noonan, her mother's husband, is glad she's gone. He's always detested the child as evidence of her mother's violation, and kept her hidden away. But Yester Noonan, four years older than Ketta, is fond of his half-sister, even if she is part Chinese, and when his mother begs him to rescue her, he rides out on this quest. Accompanied by his Metis friend, Nat Fontaine, the two sixteen-year-olds take on a man's role. As for Ketta? She's not too shabby either, when it comes to tough" -- Amazon.com

Flight of the hawk : the plains / W. Michael Gear.
cover image"John Tylor figures everything is finally coming his way. He's got what he wants: a free shot into the wilderness where no one will ever know his name or his shame. As he and Will Cunningham head west into the northern Plains, Tylor rescues a wounded hawk, which he had dreams foretelling the event. Tylor and Cunningham run smack into a party of Arapaho who are eager to relieve these solitary white guys of everything they've got, including the hawk. Fortunately, guided by visions, Gray Bear and his desperate little band of Shoshoni, arrive in the nick of time to drive off the Arapaho. The wounded hawk is proof of prophecy coming true. While Tylor remains with the Shoshoni, Gray Bear and Cunningham take a fortune in perfectly tanned buffalo hides to trade for guns with Lisa on the Missouri. However, a half-drowned Fenway McKeever has pulled himself out of the river, and he's enraged and seeking revenge. The Arapaho, feeling they've been humiliated, are also on Tylor and Gray Bear's backtrail, especially with the enticement of a bundle of guns. The race is on and Tylor and company are desperate to make the return to Shoshoni country and the safety of the mountains. Will the wounded hawk ever be healed, let alone fit enough to finally take wing? Sometimes the simplest of dreams are the hardest to fulfill" -- Amazon.

Six-gun law : a Western duo / James Reasoner and L.J. Washburn.
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Rakeheart / Rusty Davis.
cover imageRakeheart, Wyoming, is a town with troubles. Murders. Violence. Deceit. Into its crosscurrents comes Kane, a troubleshooter sent west to learn why ex-army officer Jared Wilkins was killed. Kane encounters hostility at every turn. The rancher's widow emerges as his prime suspect even as the townspeople who ask him to become sheriff make it clear they are playing a deceitful game. As Kane tries to impose law and order on a town that has its own purposes at heart, he struggles to plumb the depths of Rachel Wilkins, who holds tightly to her own secrets. When the violence erupts, he is left with no allies except Rachel as they wage one fiery battle for the future, and the soul, of Rakeheart.

The first mountain man [large print] : Preacher's rage / William W. Johnstone with J. A. Johnstone.
cover image"For the greatest trapper in the country, there's no place like the Rocky Mountains. 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.

Hanging fire [large print] / by Eric Red.
cover image"Joe Noose is back--in the blistering Western series from Eric Red, the acclaimed author of The Guns of Santa Sangre and The Wolves of El Diablo. THE DEVIL IS A WOMAN In all his days as a bounty hunter, Joe Noose never met an outlaw like Bonny Kate Valence. 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."-- Provided by publisher.

The survival of Margaret Thomas / by Del Howison.
cover imageIn 1870s Missouri, Margaret "Peggy" Thomas and her husband, James, lead a simple and peaceful life, then one day Margaret watches helplessly as James is gunned down on the sidewalk in front of her. 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.

The Peaceful Valley crime wave / Bill Pronzini.
cover image1914. Nothing much happens in Peaceful Valley, Montana... and that's just how Sheriff Lucas Monk likes it. He hasn't had to resort to his fists or sidearm in years. Then the theft of a wooden cigar store Indian sets off a crime wave like nothing Lucas has ever seen. Teenager Charity Axthelm goes missing, and Reba Purvis's housekeeper is poisoned with cyanide Reba is sure was meant for her. It's not long before the first corpse shows up, and it's up to Monk to solve each of the crimes and restore the peace. -- adapted from jacket

Inland : a novel / Téa Obreht.
cover image"In the lawless, drought-ridden lands of the Arizona Territory in 1893, two extraordinary lives collide. Nora is an unflinching frontierswoman, alone in a house abandoned by the men in her life--her husband, who has gone in search of water for the parched household, and her two older sons, who have gone in search of their father after his return is delayed. Nora is biding her time with her youngest son, a boy with a bad eye who is convinced that a mysterious beast is stalking the land around their home, and a seventeen year old maid named Josie, her husband's cousin who communes with spirits. Lurie is the son of a dead dockworker, a former outlaw, and a man haunted by ghosts--he sees lost souls who want something from him, and he finds reprieve from their longing in an unexpected relationship that inspires an epic journey across the West. The way in which Nora and Lurie's stories intertwine is the surprise and suspense of this brilliant novel. Mythical, lyrical, and sweeping in scope, Inland showcases all of Téa Obreht's talents as a writer, as she subverts and reimagines the classical American genre of the Western, making it entirely--and unforgettably--her own"-- Provided by publisher.

Last stage to Hell Junction / Mickey Spillane and Max Allan Collins.
cover image"Caleb York has a tin star, a blazing gun, and plenty of courage. All he needs is a little luck to deliver big justice ... On a lively night at the Victory saloon in Trinidad, New Mexico, Sheriff Caleb York interrupts his poker game to settle a minor dust-up that raises the stakes into major trouble. The wounded miscreant he ushers to the hoosegow spills the secret behind the mysterious disappearance of a certain stage coach. Bound for Denver, the stage carried three important passengers-beautiful ranch owner Willa Cullen, lovely temptress Rita Filley, and wealthy banker Raymond L. Parker. The two women are rivals for the lawman's love, while Parker is a key investor in Trinidad's future. But all are gone, with only the corpses of fellow passengers as bullet-ridden clues. York follows a trail of blood to a ghost town known as Hell Junction. To rescue his lady friends and the banker, he must infiltrate an outlaw den ... and pray no one among the thieves, killers, and kidnappers will recognize him. With only his desert rat deputy to back him up, York must free the captives, round up the badmen-and, whenever necessary, send them straight to Hell."--Publisher description.

A Jensen family Christmas / William W. Johnstone and J.A. Johnstone.
cover image"Smoke Jensen looks forward to spending a quiet holiday with the family. But an unexpected arrival from south of the border has him reaching for his guns, defending his land and risking everything he loves. Sally Jensen strikes up a friendship with a lovely Mexican woman, who turns out to be married to the mysterious stranger plotting to steal her ranch. Ace and Chance prepare to fight a gang of outlaws trying to kill the man who raised them, but they're going to need the help of the father they never knew. Luke Jensen rescues three young children orphaned in a shootout, and heads home for a surprise reunion with children of his own. Preacher catches the eye of a beautiful and beguiling widow, but he can't decide if she wants to marry him, kill him, or both. Every Christmas season, the Jensens pray for peace on earth. But then, for the Jensen family, danger is just another holiday tradition. " --Amazon.

The jackals [large print] / by William W. Johnstone with J.A. Johnstone.
cover imageJohnstone. Keeping the west wild. FATE BROUGHT THEM TOGETHER. IT MAY ALSO SEND THEM STRAIGHT TO HELL. Alone, these justice fighters are dangerous enough. Together they're a wild bunch known as the Jackals. Now, national bestselling authors William W. and J.A. Johnstone are turning them loose . . . With Apaches on the prod, ex-cavalry sergeant Sean Keegan, bounty hunter Jed Breen, and ex-Texas Ranger Matt McCulloch take shelter in a West Texas way station--along with a hot-as-a-pistol female bound for the gallows, a spiteful newspaper editor, and a coward with $50,000 who promises them five grand if they'll deliver his blood-soaked stash to his wife. Turns out, Indians might be the least of the problems for the trio, soon to be known as the Jackals. The loot's stolen property of the vengeful Hawkin gang, and these prairie rats are merciless, stone-cold killers. And the brother of the man the woman killed wants to butcher her himself rather than watch her swing. McCulloch, Keegan, and Breen are ready for a showdown--but the Jackals may not live to spend that $5,000. Live Free. Read Hard.

The cattle drive [large print] / by Ethan J. Wolfe.
cover image"1880's, runaway orphans, kidnapping, Medicine Bow, Wyoming"-- Provided by publisher.

Blood at sundown [large print] : the violent days of Lou Prophet, bounty hunter / by Peter Brandvold.
cover imageLou Prophet and Louisa Bonaventure tear a bloody swath across Dakota Territory in search of the Gritch Hatchley gang.

The black hills [large print] / by William W. Johnstone with J.A. Johnstone.
cover imageWhen Hunter Buchanon rescued a wounded coyote pup--and named him Bobby Lee--he had no idea the cute little varmint would grow up to be such a loyal companion. Coyotes aren't known to be man's best friend. Most of them are as fierce and wild as the Black Hills they roam. But Bobby Lee is different. When Hunter is ambushed on the road, Bobby Lee leaps to his defense. And when the attacker tries to shoot Bobby Lee, Hunter returns the favor by hitting the man with a rock. By the time the smoke clears, the coyote-loving ex-Confederate is covered in blood--and the other guy's got a knife in his chest. Now Hunter has to explain it all to the local sheriff. Which is going to be tough. Because the man he just killed is the sheriff's deputy . . .

Dark territory / Terrence McCauley.
cover imageA rash of deadly train robberies has the chief investor of Dover Station feeling itchier than a quick draw without a target. 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.

Contention and other frontier stories : a Five Star anthology / edited by Hazel Rumney.
cover image"Contention and Other Frontier Stories, edited by Hazel Rumney, features seventeen brand-new stories that will delight historical fiction fans. These stories capture the spirit of freedom and individualism in the evolving American frontier through the early 1900s 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. Boggs, Michael Zimmer, Max McCoy, John D. Nesbitt, Preston Lewis, Rod Miller, W. Michael Farmer, Greg Hunt, Bill Brooks, Tim Champlin, Robert D. McKee, Michael R. Ritt, Kathleen Morris, Vonn McKee, John Neely Davis, and Marcia Gaye"-- Provided by publisher.

Friends call me Bat / Paul Colt.
cover imageWilliam Barclay "Bat" Masterson lived an extraordinary life it would be impossible to imagine. 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.

Where the bullets fly / Terrence McCauley.
cover image"Surrounded by ranches, farms, and precious metal mines, the town of Dover Station, Montana is ripe for the plucking. It's up to Sheriff Aaron Mackey to keep the peace--and keep the dregs of humanity from trying to make a killing . . ."--Amazon.com.

The lieutenant's bargain [large print] / by Regina Jennings.
cover imageHattie Walker dreams of becoming a painter, while her parents want her to settle down. As a compromise, they give her two months to head to Denver and place her works in an exhibition or give up the dream forever. Her journey is derailed when a gunman attacks her stagecoach, leaving her to be rescued by a group of Arapaho . . . but she's too terrified to recognize them as friendly. Confirmed bachelor Lieutenant Jack Hennessey has long worked with the tribe and is tasked with trying to convince them that the mission school at Fort Reno can help their children. When a message arrives about a recovered survivor, Jack heads out to take her home--and plead his case once more. He's stunned to run into Hattie Walker, the girl who shattered his heart--but quickly realizes he has a chance to impress her. When his plan gets tangled through translation, Jack and Hattie end up in a mess that puts her dreams in peril--and tests Jack's resolve to remain single.

Torture of the mountain man [large print] / by William W. Johnstone with J. A. Johnstone.
cover image"When Smoke Jensen is summoned to a small Texas town under siege by a scourge of kill-crazy bandits, volunteers line up to take out the Mountain Man. Being Smoke Jensen, he wouldn't have it any other way" --Publisher.

Wild justice [large print] / by Loren D. Estleman.
cover imageIn the spring of 1896, after thirty years spent dispensing justice in the territory of Montana, Judge Harlan Blackthorne expires, leaving Deputy U.S. Marshal Page Murdock, his most steadfast officer, to escort his remains across the continent by rail. The long journey--interrupted from time to time by station stops for the public to pay its respects and for various marching bands to serenade the departed with his favorite ballad, "After the Ball"--gives Murdock plenty of opportunity to reflect upon the years of triumphs and tragedies he's seen first hand, always in the interest of bringing justice to a wilderness he, his fellow deputies, and the Judge played so important a role in its settlement.

Guns in Sage Valley [large print] : a western duo / Wayne D. Overholser.
cover image"In two western stories, young men try to do what they feel is best despite opposition from family and friends. The love of a woman will give them the motivation to fight for what they know is right"-- Provided by publisher.

Timberline [large print] / by Matthew P. Mayo.
cover imageA high-country train trek turns into a blizzard-bound trainwreck-from-hell for Roamer as a gang of gunmen run roughshod on the rails. They blow the safe, abscond with a mysterious young woman, and torch the train, leaving passengers to burn in the midst of a blizzard. Trailing death in its wake, the gang heads to the high country with Roamer dogging them on foot, the only man bold enough to track them-until he's joined by his cantankerous old mentor, tough-as-nails mountain man Maple Jack. The men converge on the gang in the maw of a fresh and vicious blizzard that unleashes its merciless might. With righteous rage and hard justice their only allies, Roamer and Maple Jack prepare for a final showdown at . . . Timberline.

If these walls could talk [large print] / by James D. Crownover.
cover image" Can the walls of an abandoned house absolve a man accused of a thirty-year-old murder? Not before Silent Cooper and Dempsy Nealy battle Apache thieves, Pancho's Villistas, marauding outlaws, and El Tigre of the Playas Valley. The loss of a letter beneath the ruins of a famous Arizona ranch house thirty years ago led to an untimely marriage for Dempsy's Aunt Cindy, who now runs three ranches with an iron will and a shotgun loaded with buckshot. No man stands in her way--for long. Dempsy dreams of a ghostly visitor in the desert, or was it a dream? The rock house of the Smuggler Hills seems to be an impregnable fortress until a small creature descends the chimney. A cemetery reveals a scandalous secret. "-- Provided by publisher.

Mr. Pettigrew [large print] / by L. J. Martin.
cover image"Beau Boone, starving, half a left leg, at the end of his rope, falls off the train in the hell on wheels town of Nemesis. But Mr. Pettigrew intervenes. Beau owes him, but does he owe him his very life? Can a one-legged man sit shotgun in one of the toughest saloons on the Transcontinental. He can, if he does not have anything to lose. "-- Provided by publisher.

Wolves of Eden [large print] / Kevin McCarthy.
cover image"A saga of loyalty and survival in the vast, severe American West. Irish immigrant brothers Michael and Thomas O'Driscoll have returned from the brutal front lines of the Civil War. Unable to adapt to life as farm laborers, they reenlist in the army and are thrown into ferocious combat with Red Cloud's coalition of Indian tribes in the heart of Montana's Powder River Valley. Thomas finds love amidst the daily carnage--which leads to a moment of violence that will change the brothers' lives forever. Meanwhile, following a double murder in an illicit brothel, Lieutenant Martin Molloy sets off to track down the killers. As he journeys to a remote outpost, he meets Irish nationalist rebels and anti-immigrant nativists who prove to be violently opposed to his investigations. Wolves of Eden blends intimate historical detail and emotional acuity in a haunting narrative that explores timeless themes of morality, the resilience of the human spirit, and the injustice implicit in warfare"-- Provided by publisher.

Fugitive sheriff / Edward Massey.
cover imageFrom the moment he pins his father’s bloodied star on his chest, Sheriff Simms fulfills his calling, hunts his father’s killer, and eludes the U.S. marshal with his fallen-away Mormon deputies who hunt the sheriff for the bounty on his head levied because he maintains two families. Over four years, the sheriff brings the killer to justice and stays a step ahead of the marshals. When the deputized Judases capture Simms, his community engineers his escape. Legislation dissolves his church and transfers its property to the government. The U.S. marshal faces greater profits as court receiver. The murderer stands before the firing squad, and Sheriff Simms is no longer a fugitive.

The reckoning / Ethan J. Wolfe.
cover imageThe Youngblood brothers, Jack and Emmet, are called back into service by Judge Isaac Parker in an all new historical western adventure. Sally Chisum, niece of the late John Chisum of New Mexico, sells one thousand head of cattle to the Indian reservation in Fort Smith. Nine drovers off the reservation agree to drive the herd from New Mexico to Arkansas. At the midpoint, just south of the Red River, the nine drovers are attacked and killed and the herd is stolen. Judge Parker assigns Marshal Jack Youngblood and his brother, Emmet, the daunting task of tracking down the men responsible for the gruesome crime and bringing them to justice. The brothers recruit the services of veteran army scout Red Moon to track for them.

Robert B. Parker's Buckskin / Robert Knott.
cover image"Itinerant lawmen Virgil Cole and Everett Hitch pursue a vicious killer in the grittiest entry yet of the New York Times-bestselling series. After marshals Virgil Cole and Everett Hitch lay Appaloosa's sheriff to rest, an emerging handful of men eagerly vie for the deceased sheriff's vacant office. No sooner are various campaigns under way when gold is discovered in the foothills just outside of town, sending Appaloosa buzzing with excitement. With the strike, a slew of new problems develop for Cole and Hitch. Two shrewd mining factions and their hired gun hands square off over the claim. And on the eve of the new sheriff's appointment, a powerful snowstorm blankets Appaloosa. As the town braces for the severe weather, Cole and Hitch's problems multiply with the emergence of anonymous letters to the editor of the Appaloosa Star, leading the duo to a series of murders and the pursuit of a vicious serial killer"-- Provided by publisher.

Trailblazer / Anna Schmidt.
cover imageWith her family farm falling on hard times, Grace Rogers applies for a position with the prestigious Fred Harvey Company. Soon she's headed for Juniper, New Mexico to work in the Palace Hotel. There she meets a handsome cowboy who quickly turns her head. Too bad the Harvey Girls are forbidden to fall in love ... Nick Hopkins has a plan: buy a little land, marry, and raise a family--in that order. But after meeting Grace, he can't keep away. Their only choice is to marry in secret ... but between avoiding suspicion, family drama, and a rapidly changing Western frontier, can their love possibly survive?

Death wields a Henry .44 : a western duo / Frank Leslie.
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The Lily of the West / Kathleen Morris.
cover image"The Lily of the West is the story of Mary Katherine Haroney, known as the notorious "Big Nose Kate." In the American West of the 1800s, women had few choices, but Kate made her own way. A Hungarian immigrant, Kate forged her way across the American frontier, an orphaned stowaway on a Mississippi riverboat who became the belle of the Dodge City music halls, known for her outspoken manner and her alluring appearance. Classically educated, she spoke four languages, finding love and much in common with a charming but volatile dentist from Atlanta, Dr. John Henry (Doc) Holliday. She was a trusted friend of the Earps and Bat Masterson, an adventurous woman who witnessed the violent lawlessness that preceded the end of an era"--Goodreads.com.

Apache lament / Patrick Dearen.
cover imageEight months have passed since Sam DeJarnett lost his wife and unborn child to Mescalero Apaches, and now he is one of ten Texas Rangers pursuing those very hostiles in 1881. 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. This novel is based on actual events.

Have brides, will travel / William W. Johnstone and J.A. Johnstone.
cover image"Bo Creel and Scratch Morton aren't the settling down types. 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.

Snake oil : it all comes around / Marcus Galloway.
cover image"In the Badlands of the Dakota Territories, Henry Whiteoak crosses paths with a string of bounty hunters out to claim the growing price that had been put on his head."-- Provided by publisher.

Sawbones [large print] / William W. Johnstone ; with J.A. Johnstone.
cover image"On the blood-stained battlefields of a divided nation, Dr Samuel Knight used his surgical skills to treat wounded Confederate soldiers. In the brutal prison camps of the Union Army, he offered his healing services to fellow captives who'd given up hope. But now, with the war over and the South in ruins, the good doctor faces his hardest challenge yet: to save himself. Penniless and hungry, Knight has to beg, borrow, and steal to survive in a post-war hell that used to be his country. By the time he reaches his home in East Texas, it's been taken over. Ruthless Union soldiers rule over the town with an iron fist. A Yankee carpetbagger is living in his old house-and the jackal has forced Knight's wife to marry him. A normal man might give up, but Dr Samuel Knight is going to take back what belongs to him."-- Provided by publisher.

Return to Vengeance Creek [large print] / by Robert J. Randisi.
cover image"Arizona, 1880's. Daniel Shaye, Thomas Shaye, James Shaye. Traditional Western"-- Provided by publisher.

Noose [large print] / Eric Red.
cover image"Introducing a bold new Western series from Eric Red, the acclaimed author and writer of such blockbuster films as The Hitcher, Near Dark, and Blue Steel. Meet Joe Noose. A good bounty hunter with a bad attitude. In the cutthroat world of bounty hunters, Joe Noose is as honest as they come. Which isn't saying much. Just look at his less-than-honest colleagues. They framed Joe for a murder they committed. They made sure Joe's face wound up on a wanted poster. Now they're gonna hunt Joe down and collect the reward money. There's just one problem: Joe Noose thinks it's his bounty. It's his reward. And it's their funeral ... This is part of "A Joe Noose Western" series"-- Provided by publisher.

Luke Jensen, Bounty Hunter [large print] : legion of fire / William W. Johnstone ; with J.A. Johnstone.
cover image"When Luke Jensen traps fugitive Ben Craddock in Arapaho Springs, he's ready to collect on his bounty. But the job's not done - not by a long shot. A raid by a savage gang known as the Legion of Fire has left the peaceful settlement looted, burned to the ground, and the ashes scoured for female hostages - including the marshal's daughter. For Luke this is more than a hunt. It's now a rescue. And with Craddock busted out of jail and thrown in with the gang, it's also revenge."-- Provided by publisher.

The guns of Frank Eaton [large print] / by David Althouse.
cover image""My boy, may an old man's curse rest upon you, if you do not try to avenge your father!" Answering those words, young Frank Eaton determines to settle with each of the six men who had riddled his father full of lead. Frank's thirst for a reckoning takes him across the lawless Indian Territory, to Southwest City, Missouri, to the wide-open mesa lands of eastern New Mexico and, finally, to Albuquerque. Curses hide behind every corner of the devil and death trail as Frank rides hell-bent on a quest that will send him into legend either as an outlaw, or a hero"-- Provided by publisher.

Hard ride [large print] / by Elmer Kelton.
cover image"Bandits, outlaws, romance, and adventure abound in Hard Ride, the second-ever collection of tales of the American West from renowned, seven-time Spur Award-winning author Elmer Kelton. Each of Elmer Kelton's superb stories of the West showcase the strength and power of western spirit. They are filled with marvelous characters--from a rodeo clown who seeks redemption via romance, to an outlaw who comes to the aid of ranchers with no other recourse to justice. Powerful Western women feature as importantly as the menfolk here, including a cattle buyer's daughter who can hold her own with any man on the trail, a renowned lady outlaw who rules her gang with her gun, and judge's daughter who is determined to end local mob rule, as "the day of the gun is almost over." You will meet characters whose devotions and decisions enthrall you long after you put the book down. Imbued with an adventurous spirit, Hard Ride is filled with many heartfelt glimpses into the authentic experience of the American West. These stories encompass an enormous array of scenes from the early days of the Wild West into the twentieth century. Readers of all ages can enjoy these tales, each one filled with a passion for life that's as vast as the Texas prairie."-- Provided by publisher.

Call me lonesome [large print] / by Brett Cogburn.
cover image"The Arkansas Traveler, a hired assassin is obsessed with killing Morgan. He's waiting for him on the Arkansas River. The Pinkerton Detective Agency have put their best man hunters on his trail. Morgan has one thing going for him. His enemies have made him very mad, and surviving is the only way he can kill them all"--Provided by publisher.

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