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A forgotten evil / Sheldon Russell.
cover image"In the American West, as the nation heals from the Civil War that nearly destroyed it, new battle lines are being drawn. Caleb Justin, orphaned and grieving, and his comrade Joshua Hart, a tough, worldly runaway, leave their home along the Ohio River bound for Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, intent to join Sheridan's troops in their pursuit of Indian lands. But a badly healed foot injury ends Caleb's dream of joining up. While Joshua is assigned to George Armstrong Custer's troops, Caleb finds himself alone and undefended on the war-ravaged prairie, picking up whatever work he can - until his capture by Indians changes everything. Joan Monnet, daughter of a wealthy railroad magnate, is traveling West when her caravan is attacked by Indians. A timely rescue saves her life but leaves her lost on the vast American prairie with Caleb. Together, they must fight their way back to the world they once knew. But in the winter of 1868, as the snow drifts, Custer is set to turn his cavalry on a Cheyenne camp along the Washita River. Joshua, Joan, and Caleb find themselves trapped in the crossfire of one of the bloodiest battles of frontier history. Will their desperate courage be enough for them to survive?" -- Publisher.

Cut nose / Ron Schwab.
cover image"Captain Will Nilsson's journey to the War of the Rebellion is deferred by the President of the United States so he can be the administration's eyes and ears on the ground of what would later be referred to as the Dakota War of 1862. Little did Will know this would make him a witness to countless horrific deaths on both sides of the conflict and, ultimately, to the largest mass execution in United States history. Amidst the chaos, Will's life intersects with the Dakota warrior called 'Cut Nose,' so named after having part of his nose bitten off in a fight, and Anja Lund, a young schoolteacher whose spirit is unyielding despite heartbreak at every turn. As the stakes grow increasingly higher, these three form powerful and mysterious connections with each other, intertwining their fates through both love and war." -- Back cover.

Cowpoke Clyde rides the range / Lori Mortensen ; illustrated by Michael Allen Austin.
cover image"Learning to ride a bike sure isn't easy--but Cowpoke Clyde sticks with it until he's riding like a pro! Good thing he's got his trusty friend Dawg to look out for him"-- Provided by publisher.

Preacher's frenzy [large print] / William W Johnstone with J A Johnstone.
cover image"There are two kinds of traps in the Old West. One is the kind that Preacher and his buddy Charlie uses 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 Quarters. Then, he's enslaved on a pirate ship heading straight to hell. Now, there's only one way out for Preacher. And that's to make a deal with the devil herself- a female of the species deadlier than the male."-- Provided by publisher.

Dusk along the Niobrara [large print] / John D Nesbitt.
cover image"Dunbar, 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"-- Provided by publisher.

The lost are the last to die / Larry D. Sweazy.
cover image"After Sonny Burton lost his right arm, he thought his days as a Texas Ranger were behind him. When Billy Burnson escapes from Huntsville Prison, the Rangers come to Sonny for help because he had history with Billy. From when Billy was only a boy, Sonny was there, chasing him, or trying to save him. Sonny knows if he doesn't go after Billy, Billy will come after him. He keeps his investigation close to the vest, until he is joined by his son, Jesse, also a Texas Ranger. Jesse is tasked with bringing Billy in dead or alive. Jesse and Sonny have their own history; but they forge a new bond after working together. Sonny and Billy have been preparing their whole lives for a confrontation that will end a lifetime of outwitting each other. Who will live? And who will die?"-- from jacket flap.

Leaving Whiskey Bend / Dorothy Garlock.
cover imageWhen their friend is assaulted in the street of their hard-drinking, gun-toting Colorado town, a young schoolteacher and a spinster set out in an open wagon to find a safer life, an endeavor that pits them against violent natural elements and their friends.

How much of these hills is gold / C Pam Zhang.
cover imageNewly orphaned children of immigrants, Lucy and Sam are suddenly alone in a land that refutes their existence. Fleeing the threats of their western mining town, they set off to bury their father in the only way that will set them free from their past. Along the way, they encounter giant buffalo bones, tiger paw prints, and the specters of a ravaged landscape as well as family secrets, sibling rivalry, and glimpses of a different kind of future.

Rio Ruidoso / Preston Lewis.
cover imageWhen Wes Bracken enters the Ruidoso Valley in 1873 for a fresh start raising horses with his alcoholic older brother, he finds himself ensnared in the crooked dealings of Lincoln County, New Mexico Territory. With saddle tramp Jace Cousins and the young newly-widowed mother Sarafina Zamora as steadfast allies, Bracken stands tall against lawlessness, whether corralling horse thieves, expelling the racist Horrell brothers, or challenging political kingpin Lawrence G. Murphy's economic stranglehold on the region.

Destiny / Paul Cox.
cover image"The son of a shipping magnate, William Cabott Weston III is determined to make his fortune in the news industry. He finds a job with the Chicago Tribune and is assigned to cover the recent attack on Columbus, New Mexico, by Pancho Villa. In Columbus, Weston meets Idaho lumberjack, Monte Segundo. Unknown to Weston, Segundo is haunted by a recurring nightmare and has developed an inexplicable desire to volunteer for the Punitive Expedition and join the Apache scouts. Segundo is rejected by the army but follows the Apache scouts into Mexico. On impulse, Weston accompanies with him. At Las Palomas an abused woman named Rosa is drug into a cantina by Carrancista soldiers. Incensed by what he sees, Monte pummels the Mexicans and frees Rosa del Carmen Fernandez Bustamonte, an officer in Villa's army. Monte's drive to find the Apaches intensifies as he, Rosa, and Weston flee Las Palomas and head south. On their journey, Monte leaves a trail of dead men and becomes known to the peons as EL Muerte. Gradually Monte realizes his nightmare is a fragmented memory, a distorted recollection of the brutal murder of his parents. He is convinced one of the Apache scouts is the murderer, but before he can exact his revenge Monte is arrested and tried for treason. During the trial, Monte comes face to face with the shocking truth while General Pershing discovers Monte is the legendary El Muerte, a fact that may alter the course of history"-- Provided by publisher.

Johnny Scarface / Stone Wallace.
cover imageHe had hoped that his days as a witness seeker were behind him. But Chance Gamble once more is forced to return to his trade when the cruel actions of a wealthy and ruthless rancher result in a campaign of terror and violence executed by a vengeful, disfigured Comanche who calls himself Johnny Scarface, a formidable adversary who attacks swiftly, cunningly, and without mercy. Tensions arise within the small posse as they ride a treacherous trail and track a killer who may also be stalking them, and who has the panther-like skill to strike suddenly, without warning.

The marshal and the mystical mountain / C.M. Wendelboe.
cover image"U.S. marshal Nelson Lane has more than his fair share of unlikely allies: This time it's a tabloid reporter-who turns up missing after he tries to sneak into the Mystical Mountain hunting lodge. Nestled in the rugged and scenic Big Horn Mountains of Wyoming, there's more than mere hunting going on there. Nelson sends his deputy, Maris Red Hat, as an undercover courtesan to find out what's up with the wild parties for politicians, celebrities, and gangsters. Even as the lodge caretaker appears to cooperate with the investigation, the women entertaining the guests keep winding up dead. Every time Nelson closes in on the truth, he is ambushed and left for dead. Finally, he sneaks into the resort, only to be saved by an old foe he's been hunting for years. When at last Nelson discovers the dark secret of the lodge, the Mystical Mountain may claim yet another victim. 2"-- Provided by publisher.

Bullets don't argue [large print] / William W Johnstone ; with J A Johnstone.
cover image"Once every year, Perley Gates and his brothers lead the Triple-G crew on its annual cattle drive. It's a treacherous journey along the Great Western Trail, with a herd of two-thousand cows on one side and many opportunities for trouble on the other. This year, trouble shows up in the form of a beautiful young woman, her little baby, and her bizarre traveling companion-a colorful old cuss who goes by the name of Possom Smith. They're heading to a settlement called Butcher Bottom, and risking their necks to get there. Perley-being the gentleman he is-offers to escort the trio to their destination. But there are a few minor details they "forgot" to tell Perley . . . The woman is a widow whose husband had enemies. The old man is hiding a small fortune that might get them killed. And Perley is stuck in the middle trying to decide who's good, who's bad-and who deserves to die first . . "-- Provided by publisher.

Death wields a Henry .44 [large print] : a western duo / Frank Leslie.
cover image"Saddle up and ride the wild trails of the old frontier with the Revenger, Mike Sartain, as he rights wrongs for people who can't right the wrongs themselves. In Savage Barranca, the revenger is captured by the U.S. Cavalry, who has a special bone to pick with him. Only, he's not sent to a firing squad. The governor of New Mexico Territory gives him an ultimatum: kill a man in Mexico and retrieve the governor's kidnapped daughter, or face a court-martial. In San Juan Buchwhackers, Sartain rides into the little mountain ghost town of Hard Winter looking for water. What he finds instead is a bushwhacker's bullet. When an outlaw named Chick Beacham rides into town, even more questions arise as the bullets fly!"-- Provided by publisher.

Grasshoppers in summer / Paul Colt.
cover image"Grasshoppers in Summer tells the epic story of making and breaking the Fort Laramie Treaty of 1868 as seen through the eyes of opposing political, military, and tribal leaders. Relentless fraud, corruption, and cultural and political pressures frustrated President Grant's effort to reform Indian policy. A conspiracy of military, railroad, and mining interests destroyed the Fort Laramie Treaty, leading to the drumbeat of war. The plains tribes' last great victory at Greasy Grass would win the bitter spoils of total defeat. "They came from the land of the Great Father, as many as grasshoppers in summer. With them the spirits of the people were driven from the land.""-- Provided by publisher.

Cheyenne gun / Rusty Davis.
cover image"From the Little Bighorn to Boston, Fox Running learned the hard way the world was his enemy. As a boy, he lost his Northern Cheyenne home to a blood feud. The army scattered his people, who rejected him when he tried to return. On the wild frontier, he lost his way and found it on a day of tragedy. Sent to an Indian school in the East, he refused to renounce who and what he was. After a daring escape to the Plains, those who hate him learn how fast he is with his guns. Stalked by newspaper men who dubbed him The Cheyenne Kid, he finds acceptance with the Lakota until hatred for an Indian who will not bow leads to a showdown"-- Provided by publisher.

Rakeheart [large print] / by Rusty Davis.
cover image"Rakeheart, 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"-- Provided by publisher.

Tillman's bounty [large print] / 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?

Simon the fiddler / Paulette Jiles.
cover image"In March 1865, the long and bitter War between the States is winding down. Till now, twenty-three-year-old Simon Boudlin has evaded military duty thanks to his slight stature, youthful appearance, and utter lack of compunction about bending the truth. But following a barroom brawl in Victoria, Texas, Simon finds himself conscripted, however belatedly, into the Confederate Army. Luckily his talent with a fiddle gets him a comparatively easy position in a regimental band. Weeks later, on the eve of the Confederate surrender, Simon and his bandmates are called to play for officers and their families from both sides of the conflict. There the quick-thinking, audacious fiddler can't help but notice the lovely Doris Mary Dillon, an indentured girl from Ireland, who is governess to a Union colonel's daughter. After the surrender, Simon and Doris go their separate ways. He will travel around Texas seeking fame and fortune as a musician. She must accompany the colonel's family to finish her three years of service. But Simon cannot forget the fair Irish maiden, and vows that someday he will find her again"--Provided by publisher.

The shotgun wedding / William W. Johnstone and J.A. Johnstone.
cover imageBo Creel and Scratch Morton are mighty proud of themselves. They managed to deliver five mail-order brides to the New Mexico mining town of Silverhill in one piece. The town is so grateful, they want to make Bo their marshal and Scratch his deputy. Since they don't have another cargo of brides to escort, Bo and Scratch are happy to accept the jobs - and even happier to attend the weddings of the fine young women they brought here... As it turns out, Cecelia has two young suitors competing for her hand - a well-off rancher and a low-born miner - but one of them is not what he seems. Tomboy-ish Rose has gotten herself roped into a cow-rustling scheme - with the wild young buck who's stolen her heart. Luella has a not-so-secret admirer of her own: a former journalist who's making headlines - with a gang of Mexican bandits. And the refined Jean Parker thinks she's finally found a suitable match in this raucous boomtown. But it turns out her educated doctor has a dishonorary degree - in killing. With marriage prospects like these, Bo and Scratch will have to fight tooth and nail to keep the ladies safe and sound - and a real shotgun wedding is about to begin... --from jacket cover.

Blame the dead / Ed Ruggero.
cover image"Set against the heroism and heartbreak of World War II, former Army officer Ed Ruggero brilliantly captures, with grace and authenticity, the evocative and timeless stories of ordinary people swept up in extraordinary times. Sicily, 1943. Eddie Harkins, former Philadelphia beat cop turned Military Police lieutenant, reluctantly finds himself first at the scene of a murder at the US Army's 11th Field Hospital. There the nurses contend with heat, dirt, short-handed staffs, the threat of German counterattack, an ever-present flood of horribly wounded GIs, and the threat of assault by one of their own-at least until someone shoots Dr. Myers Stephenson in the head. With help from nurse Kathleen Donnelly, once a childhood friend and now perhaps something more, it soon becomes clear to Harkins that the unit is rotten to its core. As the battle lines push forward, Harkins is running out of time to find one killer before he can strike again"-- Provided by publisher.

Villa lobos / Michael Zimmer.
cover image"Sergeant Andrew Cade and seven troopers are hard on the trail of the Hollister Gang, determined to free a trio of women Ben Hollister and his men have taken captive after a raid on the town of Rio Largo, Texas. Crossing the Rio Grande into Mexico should have guaranteed the outlaws' safety. But they hadn't counted on the iron-tough sergeant's determination to finish his mission. Meanwhile, in Mexico, José Yanez and his Hunters have just massacred a village of Indians and are fleeing south with their plundered goods and the scalps they intend to sell for a bounty. Assuming they can outrun the Apache known as Geronimo. Now all three groups are converging on a town deep in Mexico called Villa Lobos-House of"-- Provided by publisher.

Pinebox Collins / Rod Miller.
cover imageWhen Jonathan "Pinebox" Collins loses his lower right leg to a cannonball in his first Civil War battle, the course of his life is forever changed. While recuperating, he learns "The Dismal Trade" of undertaking. His first case turns out to be the victim of Wild Bill Hickok's first showdown, and Collins crosses paths with the legendary gunfighter - and occasionally his victims - across the Old West.

Apache sundown [large print] / Jory Sherman.
cover image"Zak Cody is on the trail of the gold-seeking killer who made him an orphan. But while he's taking down his adversary's hired guns, their leader, Ben Trask, continues to elude him as he brews a poisonous stew of betrayal, death, and lies in a plan that will bring about the slaughter of a proud, native people. Now Cody must battle numerous obstacles to reach the one man who might help him prevent a massacre--the warrior named Cochise"-- Provided by publisher.

Frontier America [large print] / William W. Johnstone ; and J.A. Johnstone.
cover image"Two of the Johnstones' most legendary heroes-the rugged mountain man known as Preacher and the Scottish clan rancher Jamie Ian MacCallister, here together for the first time-are forced to choose sides in a blood-soaked battle for the heart and soul of a nation divided ... As the father of a young Crow tribesman, Preacher would like nothing more than to see the long-time natives and newly arrived settlers live together in peace. Then the killing starts ... As a family man and frontiersman, Jamie Ian MacCallister is more than happy to help the officers at Fort Kearny negotiate a peace treaty with the Crow nation. Until it all goes to hell ... This is not the American dream they were looking for. This is a nightmare. A brutal, blood-drenched frontier war that two heroic men must fight and win-or one struggling nation will never come together. For liberty and justice for all "-- Provided by publisher.

All that glitters [large print] / by Paul Colt.
cover image"Cajun box man known as Duval blows a safe in San Francisco and makes off with sixty thousand dollars in diamonds and precious stones. Insurance Company of North America engages Colonel David Crook's Great Western Detective League. Veteran investigators Beau Longstreet and Briscoe Cane take the case. The Jeweler's Protective Association turns to the Pinkerton Agency. Partnered with the ultra-secret criminal syndicate El Anillo, the real money from the heist is made selling unsuspecting investors shares in the mine from which the jewels were taken. The investigation crosses and double-crosses from bribery to jailbreak to murder and abduction before the pursuit twists and turns to an explosive climax in the syndicate's lair"-- Provided by publisher.

Deadly day in Tombstone [large print] / William W. Johnstone ; with J. A. Johnstone.
cover image"John Horton Slaughter fought on the blood-soaked battlefields of the Civil War. He drove thundering cattle across a dangerous frontier, and faced the deadliest outlaws as a Texas Ranger. Now, bestselling authors William and J.A. Johnstone tell the story of this towering historical figure-the man who tamed Tombstone, Arizona. A HERO AS BIG AND TOUGH AS TEXAS Enticed by the richest poker tournament the West has ever seen, a horde of cheating and ruthless card players is gathering at Tombstone, Arizona. Lawman John Slaughter already has his hands full when a local Romeo takes off with a rancher's daughter and draws the ire of her father and a blood-thirsty posse. Back in town, a murder shatters the poker tournament, with a beautiful Englishwoman as the prime suspect. John Horton Slaughter has been to hell and back as a soldier, rancher and Texas Ranger, and this just might be his toughest day yet. To set things straight he'll need every bullet he can muster, aim straight, and shoot to kill. And kill again.."-- Provided by publisher.

Ghost warrior [large print] / Jory Sherman.
cover image"A rebellion is brewing in the New Mexico territories. Ghost Warrior--a Navajo renegade using the name of a legendary fallen warrior--is stirring up fear and bloodlust. Under orders from President Ulysses S. Grant, Zak Cody--the elusive enforcer they call "Shadow Rider"--heads into the unknown to confront the killer. When he reaches his destination and discovers that an Indian raiding party has set upon defenseless victims, Cody suspects a snare is being set--and many more people will die if he is unable to avert the slaughter. His only hope is to spring the trap himself. But the Shadow Rider's death could be the ultimate consequence"-- Provided by publisher.

Burning daylight [large print] / William W. Johnstone with J.A. Johnstone.
cover image"BLOOD IS THICKER THAN SLAUGHTER Luke Jensen has seen some sorry looking bounties in his time, but this one takes the cake. A wanted poster is offering a reward of one dollar and forty-two cents-plus one busted harmonica-to capture Three-Fingered Jack McKinney. Turns out, McKinney's twelve-year-old son Aaron wants revenge on his daddy for abandoning him and his mom. The reward is all the money Aaron can scrape together. Luke can't say no to the poor boy-or his beautiful mother-so he agrees to go after McKinney and his bank-robbing gang. Good deeds, however, are like good intentions-the road to hell is paved with them. And when Aaron McKinney decides to tag along, it puts Luke in the middle of a father-and-son reunion that's life-or-death, blood-for-blood, and kill-or-be-killed. . . . Live Free. Read Hard"-- Provided by publisher.

Westering women [large print] : a novel / Sandra Dallas.
cover image"It's February, 1852, and all around Chicago, Maggie sees postings soliciting 'eligible women' to travel to the gold mines of Goosetown. A young seamstress with a small daughter, she has nothing to lose. She joins forty-three other women and two pious reverends on the dangerous 2,000-mile journey west. None are prepared for the hardships they face on the trek or for the strengths they didn't know they possessed. Maggie discovers 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.

Rage at the devil / Dale Graham.
cover image"When stable hand Ben Cade returns home to visit his father, he is stunned to discover the old farmer has been killed by drinking poisoned whiskey. Suspicion falls on a peddler who has recently passed through the Nebraska town of Gothenburg asking strange questions, allegedly to locate old friends. Ben has vengeance in his heart, but his shooting ability is woefully lacking. A chance meeting with Wild Bill Hickok, his boyhood hero in dime novels, sees the legendary gunfighter teaching him the rudiments of his dubious profession. Ben proves to be an able student. A new confidence finds him setting out on a merciless quest for retribution. But the fortuitous acquisition of a gun-toting reputation brings dangers he could never have imagined. Will Ben have the maturity and wisdom to meet the unforeseen challenges fate throws in his path?"--Provided by publisher.

Gunpowder express / Brett Cogburn.
cover image"Vulture City is home to a prosperous gold mine and every bad man in the Arizona Territory knows it. Nearly every stagecoach attempting to deliver the gold to the railroad at Maricopa has been ambushed on the trail - a trail known as the Gunpowder Express for the bullet-riddled bodies along the way. With gold piling up and a lack of volunteers to transport it, the mine owner hires Newt 'Widowmaker' Jones to ride shotgun on the next stage. Foolhardy and desperate for money, Newt joins three other guards - and a passenger, Jenny Silks, a stubborn firebrand with her own stake in seeing the delivery through. But waiting on the Gunpowder Express is Irish Jack O'Harrigan and his band of outlaws. There's not a soul alive he wouldn't think twice about putting six feet under. But he's never traded lead with the man known as Widowmaker..." -- Provided by publisher.

The cost of dying [large print] : the violent days of Lou Prophet, bounty hunter / Peter Brandvold.
cover image"Of all the legends of the Old West, few are as stained with ink, blood, and bullets as the violent days of bounty hunter Lou Prophet. But what happens when the hunter becomes the hunted? Heaven knows there'll be hell to pay . . . THE DEVIL RIDES AGAIN After a hard night with his sometime lover Louisa Bonaventure--"the Vengeance Queen"--Lou Prophet decides to cool his heels at a local honky tonk. Things heat up fast when he defends one of the girls from a sadistic brute who also happens to be the deputy sheriff. And now Prophet is running for his life . . . WITH A BOUNTY ON HIS HEAD Heading south of the border to Mexico, Prophet isn't the only man marked for death. The young red-headed pistolero Colter Farrow has made an awful lot of enemies, too--and now practically every bounter hunter south of the Rio Grande is gunning for blood. For money. For fun. And, now, for Lou Prophet . . "-- Provided by publisher.

Gold fever [large print] / Tobias Cole.
cover image"GOLD FEVER Union Army sharpshooter Jed Wells met the possibly mad artist Josephus McCade when they were prisoners in Andersonville, and he remembers well the strange man's rants about a "key" to unimaginable wealth. Now that the guns of the war between North and South have fallen forever silent, curiosity is drawing Jed back onto the trail of the eccentric McCade. But the artist's charmed life may soon be coming to a brutal end, thanks to a secret he will tell no one--a mystery that's pulling Jed Wells himself into the gunsight of a killer. ("-- Provided by publisher.

Cutthroats [large print] / William W. Johnstone ; with J. A. Johnstone.
cover imageAfter a lifetime of robbing banks and holding up trains, Jimmy "Slash" Braddock and Melvin "Pecos Kid" Baker are ready to call it quits - though not completely by choice. Sold out by their old gang, Slash and Pecos have to bust out of jail and pull one last job to finance their early retirement . . . The target is a rancher's payroll train. Catch is: the train is carrying a Gatling gun and twenty deputy US marshals who know they're coming. Caught and quickly sentenced to hang, their old enemy - the wheelchair-bound, bucket of mean, Marshal L.C. Bledsoe - shows up at the last minute to spare their lives. For a price. He'll let them live if they hunt down their old gang, the Snake River Marauders. And kill those prairie rats - with extreme prejudice . . .

Backtrail / Greg Hunt.
cover imageRidge Parkman thinks he can just retire and move to Missouri to breed horses, but then an assignment comes along with his name all over it. Parkman nearly dies on the western slopes of the Rockies after a bloody shootout with a fellow marshal gone rogue. While recuperating in a remote mining town, a kind, rough-edged woman convinces him that he'd make a fine husband, and that it's time to give up his badge. Then he gets word that Duff Joseph, a ruthless adversary from his Texas days, has killed Ray Goode, a close friend and fellow marshal. Joseph and his band are headed into Wyoming territory to sell stolen guns to the hostile Indian tribes to the north, and there is no one but Parkman anywhere close enough to try and stop him.

A good day for a massacre / William W. Johnstone and J. A. Johnstone.
cover image"Life on the straight and narrow is easier said than done for a pair of crooks like Jimmy Slash Braddock and Melvin Pecos Kid Baker. But these reprobates are doing their damnedest to make an honest go of it. Theyve managed to safely deliver a church organ to a mountain parish when their sometime employerChief U.S. Marshal Luther T. Bleed-m-So Blhe long arm of the law"

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 [large print] / 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.

On swift horses / Shannon Pufahl.
cover image"Muriel is newly married and restless, transplanted from her rural Kansas hometown to life in a dusty bungalow in San Diego. The air is rich with the tang of salt and citrus, but the limits of her new life seem to be closing in: She misses her freethinking mother, dead before Muriel's nineteenth birthday, and her sly, itinerant brother-in-law, Julius, who made the world feel bigger than she had imagined. And so she begins slipping off to the Del Mar racetrack to bet and eavesdrop, learning the language of horses and risk. Meanwhile, Julius is testing his fate in Las Vegas, working at a local casino where tourists watch atomic tests from the roof, and falling in love with Henry, a young card cheat. When Henry is eventually discovered and run out of town, Julius takes off to search for him in the plazas and dives of Tijuana, trading one city of dangerous illusions and indiscretions for another." -- Amazon

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.

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