When a beautiful Indian woman drops into Deputy Marshal Custis Long’s arms with a bullet hole in her head, he vows to find her murderer. But it’s the dead of winter and Longarm’s cold is bordering on pneumonia—until, that is, he receives a home remedy from Swedish nurse Olga Swenson.
Once he’s fit as a fiddle, Longarm boards a train bound for Flagstaff. He’s trailing the shooter to Navajo country in Arizona, but first there is a little federal matter of someone going postal on the Flagstaff postmaster. Taking on twin outlaws, Longarm dispenses some double-barreled justice, never losing sight of his single-minded purpose—catching the coward who took a woman’s life.
Felix Gaunt, with an impressively long criminal record, should have known better than to play dirty with the law. After Gaunt makes the mistake of shooting a federal employee, he has Marshal Custis Long breathing down his neck from Wichita to Fort Worth.
But then a contest seeking the fastest draw and best shot in the West lures both men to enter. Longarm will have to dispatch a few other contestants along the way, but he’s got his eyes set on the grand prize—Felix Gaunt in a pine box.
Custis Long and his lady friend Lucy are having a lovely picnic and swim until they are ambushed by five hooded men with blazing rifles. When Lucy is mortally wounded, Longarm vows revenge—but he’s not the only one. Lucy’s sister, Shotgun Sallie, is coming after Longarm with both barrels for putting her kin in harm’s way.
Once Longarm convinces Sallie not to blast him to Kingdom Come, the unlikely duo join forces to hunt down the shooters. Playing a deadly game of cat and mouse with a clan of cold-blooded killers, Longarm and Sallie have to hope they don’t run out of luck—or shotgun shells…
When Longarm rides into the usually dry Warhorse, Arizona Territory, torrential storms greet him. But he’s only in town long enough to find Ed Galloway, train robber and murderer of Longarm’s friend.
Then some vigilantes come looking for the well-loved, peace-loving local Marshal Pat Ryan. And Longarm starts to wonder if the star-packer is who he says he is—or if he’s got his man. But could a cold-blooded killer be the most popular hombre in town?
Deputy Marshal Custis Long has been sent to the blood-soaked rangelands of Texas to quell a rampage of violence. It began when a powerful ranch fenced in its smaller neighbors--and now the entire valley is about to explode like a powder keg.
But in a land where old feuds never die and new feuds come alive by the minute, Longarm will have to slap leather and sling lead before he can lay down the law…
In his years as a lawman, Longarm’s been pistol-whipped, punched-out, trampled, and shot more times than he can count—but his latest hangover may be the worst he’s ever felt.
Until he runs afoul of Anton Gardner…
Since he’s come to Fort Marion to extradite the prisoner Gardner—who robbed a military payroll and killed seven men—Longarm’s been attacked by cops with clubs, taken a blow to the head from Gardner’s lovely red-haired accomplice, been shot in the ribs, and tossed in jail. And the hardest blow of all: Gardner’s escaped with his badge and is impersonating the lawman. One thing’s for sure…Longarm is not down for the count.
The friendly nurses tending to a wounded Deputy U.S. Marshal Custis Long give a whole new meaning to working the night shift. But despite the bedside manner of these angels dressed in white, Longarm has serious business to attend to.
Rogue lawman Eli Pittman put a slug in Marshal Billy Vail before using Longarm for target practice as well. Now the deranged deputy has lit out for Arizona Territory, and Longarm’s hell-bent on catching the man.
But he won’t be making this journey alone—the very lovely Nurse Danby has fled her fiancé to run off with Longarm. And if Pittman is as good with a gun as they say he is, Longarm may just need a nurse at his side…
When a band of thievin’ cutthroats bushwhacks Longarm’s old friend, peg-leg Richard Collins, the lawman vows to bring them to justice. The local sheriff warns him off though—it may be personal, but it sure ain’t federal, so Deputy U.S. Marshal Custis Long is out of his jurisdiction. Until the sheriff and his four deputies end up just as dead—and Longarm’s left to hunt the killers.
Nothing can stop Longarm—not even wild Ute Indians and the even wilder daughters of a muleskinner. Longarm decides someone has to protect these lovely ladies and closely guard their bodies. This job isn’t exactly in his jurisdiction either—but it’s going to get mighty personal.
Out west, where it’s hard to tell the lawmen from the owlhoots, there are usually more than just two sides to a story. Take the attempted murder of Robert Muldoon, Chief of the Denver Police. Custis Long figures the perpetrator must have been an ex-jailbird set on revenge—and vows to shoot him dead. But a fresh young filly and an alluring madam are muddying up the waters with their own suspicions. And Longarm’s gonna have to keep his guns cocked to root out the truth…
Tracking an outlaw to Greenwood, Kansas, U.S. Deputy Marshal Custis Long finds the local homesteaders are living in terror of the Hell Riders—mounted marauders with strange costumes that seem to give them heads of flame….
Rancher Carlton Barstow is taking the heat for the raids, but he blames the Hell Riders for rustling his cattle. It’s up to Longarm to send the Hell Riders to their namesake, if he can escape the nets of a butterfly collector’s sizzling sister…
All hell has broken loose in a ranch settlement near the Mexican border known as Spur. Three Arizona rangers and a fellow lawman have been murdered—and now it’s up to Deputy Marshal Custis Long to risk his own life and limb to bring the killers to justice.
Turns out the suspects consist of a sultry widow and her two smolderingly dangerous daughters who call the Black Scorpion Ranch home. Deadly as a den of rattlers, all three temptresses have a reputation for sporting sixguns on their hips and outdrawing almost any man. Now Longarm must take down the bewitching beauties—without succumbing to their lethal charms…
When Longarm’s old friend, Helen Morrow, asks for his help, the lawman doesn’t hesitate. Now a successful madam running several bordellos, Helen informs him that someone is trying to run her out of business, sending threatening letters to her working girls.
To catch the culprit, Longarm sets up his own business—the Star Saloon—which offers anything a man could desire, from beer and whiskey to cards and female companionship. It isn’t long before the town’s most powerful man—along with a corrupt sheriff and a brutal enforcer—takes a strong interest in the new saloon. But if these scoundrels don’t mind their own business, they’ll soon be the ones seeing stars…
Murder is not a federal crime—and therefore none of U.S. Marshal Custis Long’s business. Officially, that is...
But when the town barber is killed for a measly bag of quarters, Longarm goes after the man who did it all the same. The official story: Longarm suspects Karl Hix of stealing a sack of mail. Just enough of an excuse to track the lowly scum through every big city and hobo settlement in Colorado. And he’s getting reacquainted with some friendly faces along the way...
The moment Gideon Horne kills an upstanding man of the law, Longarm knows he’ll track the infamous badman from here to Kingdom Come, just to make sure he meets his maker. But catching up to his quarry in the Death Valley town of Panamint, he discovers the job is already half done...
It seems Gideon has taken ill with cholera, and the whole town is at risk of infection. While a lovely lady doctor tries to control the crisis, Longarm sticks around in case Gideon lives—so he can watch him hang. Only Gideon’s not the only crook in Panamint, and Longarm’s preparing for an outbreak of lead.
LONGARM AND THE HIGHGRADERS
Somebody’s stealing the highgrade ore from the Murietta Mining Company, and it’s up to Longarm to get it back. But the legendary lawman’s about to discover all that glitters is not gold—especially when it comes to a golden-haired lady rancher with a few plans of her own.
LONGARM AND THE NESTERS
At Jayhawk Junction, Kansas, a quarrel bursts into a full-scale range war between cowmen and “nesters”—the foreign farmers fencing in the wild prairie. When Longarm steps in to broker the peace, he gets tangled up with murder, greed, and a beautiful Czarist spy.
Longarm has tangled with some dirty double-crossers in his day, but the luscious Lacy Sackett may be the dirtiest of them all. She’s used her feminine wiles to hoodwink a long list of men—her banker father, the outlaws who’ve robbed her father’s bank, clueless cavalry Captain Dickie Shafter, and even U.S. Deputy Marshal Custis Long.
The lawman is determined to bring in the curvaceous catamount—no matter how many scratches he gets—and recover the loot she’s hidden from her partners in crime. But until he’s turned her in, he’d better not turn his back on her…
Sheriff Des Rainey was a good lawman, just doing his job, returning from a ranch left in charred ruins after giving the murdered corpses left behind a decent burial. But someone got the drop on him as he was stepping into his own jailhouse—and a shotgun blast blew him clear back out into the muddy main street of Diamondback.
Rainey was a good friend of Marshal Billy Vail. They’d served as Texas Rangers together. So Billy sent his best deputy marshal to find the killer who made Mrs. Rainey a widow. But when Longarm rides into Diamondback, no one’s talking—except the young, beautiful widow herself, who will do anything to get Longarm to find her husband’s killer…
The name makes cavalrymen cower, hard cases head for the hills, and bandidos cry, “¡Vámonos!” They call her Señorita Revenge. Savage and merciless, she and her band of kill-crazy Kiowa have been cutting down soldiers like blades of grass in the Texas Big Bend country north of the Rio Grande.
If any man can de-claw this homicidal hellcat, it’s U.S. Deputy Marshal Custis Long.
But when Longarm arrives at the cavalry outpost, he finds a half-mad major, his batty blond daughter, a horribly scarred captain, and a mouthwatering but mysterious maiden—each of whom is hiding a secret. As Longarm puts the pieces together, he draws ever closer to ending this beautiful buckskin-clad butcher’s reign of vengeance…
Rutherford Peacock has it all, looks, brains, money—and a history no one seems to know about. He’s about to become the new town Marshal of Reno, Nevada, and it’s up to him and Longarm to find out who murdered the last one.
But with one eye on Peacock and another out for a killer, Longarm still finds time for an old flame. Of all the women he’s known, he never forgot the rancher’s daughter from Reno.
He might just fall for the beauty—if he doesn’t have to cuff her, that is.
LONGARM AND THE AVENGING ANGELS
The Avenging Angels cult has stolen her away. A young Mormon beauty who’d spurned their leader’s offer of “divine”—and multiple—marriage. Now, she’s hidden somewhere in the Great Salt Lake Desert—a captive of love. And Longarm is supposed to find her, in a cruel-faced land of merciless sun. Or forever hold his peace…
LONGARM AND THE WENDIGO
Wendigo, the Evil One, has climbed down from the sky to stalk the Montana reservation, leaving a trail of broken bodies in the prairie sun. Or so the Indians say. Federal Marshal Long has other ideas—about outlaws, crooked land schemes, and a fiery mixed-blood beauty named Two-Women who, Longarm discovers, is more than enough for one man to handle…
Mild-mannered postal thief Brian Henry is not about to give Deputy U.S. Marshal Custis Long any trouble on the ride back to Denver for trial. After being double-crossed by a tantalizing temptress who took his money, Brian is good and licked.
In fact, when Longarm is pistol-whipped by highwaymen, it’s his polite prisoner who comes to his aid and makes no attempt to escape as the lawman rides off to rescue a beautiful woman kidnapped by the desperadoes.
But when the gun smoke clears, will this be Longarm’s last showdown?
After her husband is killed in front of her, wealthy widow Frances Mayfield insists on hiring a bodyguard. And who better than the man that rescued her from the attackers—Deputy U.S. Marshal Custis Long? Of course, Longarm has a job, but when the widow makes him an offer he can’t refuse, he turns in his badge and proceeds to guard the body of the bereaved beauty and accompany her to her ranch.
There Longarm discovers a grisly surprise—seven murdered men in a mass grave, their corpses deposited in a grim death cave on Mrs. Mayfield’s vast property. Having failed to kill the rich rancher’s wife, her enemies are attempting to frame her with this tomb of slaughtered sodbusters.
But the villains should have dug a grave for themselves, because Longarm is coming for them…
Better dead than wed. That’s how confirmed bachelor and Deputy U.S. Marshal Custis Long has always lived his life. But when he watches his boss’s beautiful sister Alice—who had long carried the torch for Custis—tie the knot, he can’t help but wonder if he’s made the right choice.
Plus this new husband of hers—Jesse Walker—looks familiar to Longarm, and not in a friendly way. When bride and groom mysteriously disappear right after the wedding, the lawman’s suspicions are confirmed. If Walker hurts one hair on Alice’s head, it will be Longarm’s turn to take a vow—of vengeance…
Down West Texas way, a girl gang of gorgeous grim reapers has been leaving a bloody trail of bullet-riddled corpses. They call themselves the Four Horsewomen of the Apocalypse, and they like to let men whimper a while before they blast them to kingdom come. The Santa Clara town council would like nothing better than to string up the quartet of killers, but someone has to bring them in first.
That someone would be Deputy U.S. Marshal Custis Long.
But these bodacious banshees have plans for the lawman—and they don’t include going quietly. Stripped of his defenses, Longarm figures if four wild women are going to try to take him out, he’d rather go with a bang…
LONGARM IN THE INDIAN NATION
Bank robbery and murder bring Deputy U.S. Marshal Custis Long to the lawless borders of Oklahoma, where he takes on wild-spirited Indians, ruthless cattle rustlers, gold-grubbing Indian agents, cold-blooded gunslingers—and a beautiful bounty hunter.
LONGARM AND THE LOGGERS
Whipsaw is a timber camp in boom-time Nevada, thick with brawny loggers, cardsharps, and ruby-lipped fancy women. It’s a town ruled by the lumber barons with their own private brand of justice. Until Longarm arrives—aiming to make big changes, with a little help from a gorgeous gunslinging gambler.
Longarm would be on the job in Arizona—if he hadn’t found a wealthy heiress left for dead in Denver. After nursing Delia Hamilton back to health, not to mention killing the man who did her wrong, Longarm is offered her hand in marriage.
But when another deputy disappears in Arizona, he puts aside his champagne wishes for the call of duty—and renews his vows to Lady Justice…
Longarm has a new mission. Ride to Crooked Lance. Pick up Cotton Younger, killer cousin of Jesse James, from the town jail. Bring him to trial. It should be easy. Except for one thing: Deputy Kincaid has already tried it. And Deputy Kincaid is nowhere to be found. Nobody at Crooked Lance wants Longarm to do his job—not the beautiful widow woman, or the Federal Agent, or the James gang—but Longarm never gives up when he has work to do. Even if it kills him…
LONGARM ON THE BORDER
The Mexicans claim it’s a Texas town. The Texans say it’s Mex. Los Perros. A tough, old cow-camp of border-jumpers and price-tagged rustlers—with a “hanging” sheriff of flexible sympathies. The Feds want it cleaned up, the cattle thieves flushed out, the vanished lawmen found. Only one man can do it…
Longarm the hero of a dime Western novel? Why, the very idea is preposterous! Yet the lovely Delia Wilson, aka novelist Dakota Walker, wants to use the lawman’s past—and current—exploits as fodder for her fiction. Longarm scoffs at her nonsense, but Delia can be very persuasive…
When Longarm heads to Reno in pursuit of a marshal’s kidnapped daughter, Delia is right by his side to get the story firsthand. As a twisted tale of murder, thievery, opium addiction, sex slavery, and greed unfurls, Longarm just hopes he can deliver a happy ending…
Like most folks, Longarm has always been fond of his extremities—you might even say he’s attached to them. So after he’s coldcocked following an ill-advised liaison with a gorgeous grifter on a train and tossed buck-naked into the snowdrifts of the Dakota Territory, he’s more than a little worried about frostbite…not to mention death.
But after he’s saved and nursed back to health by a ravishing Russian deaf mute, the deputy marshal is soon ready to brace a trio of hard cases who are whiling away the winter murdering lawmen and terrorizing anyone unlucky enough to cross their path. Santa may have filled their stockings with coal, but Longarm aims to fill their cold hearts with hot lead…
Deputy U.S. Marshal Custis Long is just minding his own business when he rides into a town surrounded. The local lawman explains that the townsfolk lynched an innocent man, the son of a powerful rancher. Now the rancher has vowed to burn the town to the ground and kill every man, woman, and child in it.
Longarm’s got a town to save—and a lonely widow to comfort. He rode into this mess on his own and he’ll get out of it on his own, by facing down the rancher, mano a mano.
In her youth, her fiery temper and wild ways earned her the nickname Naughty Nellie. But this close kin to Marshal Billy Vail is no killer—at least Billy doesn’t think so. A jury in Carson City disagrees, and they’ve sentenced Nellie to hang for burning her husband alive in their marriage bed.
Billy has always turned to his best deputy marshal to put out his fires—but this time it’s personal. Longarm barely has time to rekindle his romance with a Denver waitress before he lights out for Carson City. After he sees Nellie, he’s determined to make sure an innocent widow doesn’t go to the gallows—and a match-happy murderer burns in hell…
They’ve kept the Santa Fe Railroad off track with three holdups. They’ve sent the marshal of Flagstaff, Arizona, to a higher justice with a well-placed bullet. They’ve pulled the wool over the eyes of the Navajo by rustling their sheep. They’re the Grand Canyon Gang, and they’re lower than a rattlesnake sunbathing at the bottom of their namesake.
It’s Deputy Marshal Custis Long’s duty to bring these cutthroats to justice. But after encountering a jewel named Emerald Alexander, he’s been cursed with a string of bad luck that includes being robbed, conned, and wrongly imprisoned. Now that his temper has been riled, Longarm is going to give this gang a tour of the Canyon they’ll never forget…
It’s a chilly Spring in the Arkansas mountains, where Longarm is tracking down a bandit who’s robbed a passel of postmen—and just added murder to his bag of tricks. Longarm’s prepared to follow the trail wherever it leads, but he never expected Mosquito Pass to live up to its name quite the way it does. The only pleasurable part of this itchy business is the attentions of the two lonely daughters at the Widow Shreave’s cozy inn. Between the skeeters and the Shreave sisters, Longarm’ll be lucky if he’s not drained dry before he catches up with the killer…
Despite his assignment to a Colorado spa, Custis Long doesn't plan on getting any R and R—he has two tasks, given to him by the Justice Department, to accomplish. The first is to keep the spa's doctor alive, and the second is to keep the son of a senator out of hot water.
When someone steals the Star of Father Cristobal from a mission in San Antonio, Deputy U.S. Marshal Custis Long is called on to recover the religious relic. But with no witnesses to the theft, it’s gonna take a miracle to get it back.
Turns out the star may hold the key to finding a legendary treasure. But the one man who can decode its ancient clues has been kidnapped by a ruthless French fortune hunter. After a sexy Mexican dancer saves Longarm from getting bushwhacked, he’s hot on a trail that may lead to a lost city—and a lot of lost lives…
U.S. Deputy Marshal Custis Long’s latest assignment is to escort Countess Lilliana Miranov and her Cossack party into the Rocky Mountains to hunt game. Spoiled and prone to irrational rages, the Russian beauty sees the lawman as nothing more than a peasant—before deeming him worthy enough for some special royal treatment.
Longarm is just beginning to enjoy his duty when the countess sets her sights on a lone Ute brave—and kills him with one shot. Now, with a vengeful war party tracking them across the frozen frontier, Longarm has to find a way to keep the Cossacks corralled if he’s going to keep them alive…
Babe Younger—cousin to the infamous Cole Younger—has shot his last bank manager. Thanks to the testimony of eyewitness Josephine Pritchard, the outlaw has been duly executed at the end of a hangman’s rope. But in a touching display of loyalty to their leader, his gang has vowed vengeance against the beautiful Miss Pritchard.
Now it’s up to Deputy U.S.Marshal Custis Long to thwart the gang’s ill intentions toward the lovely lady. If Longarm has his way, every one of them will be reunited with their leader—in a special ring of hell reserved for cutthroats and cowards. Of course it is a single man against an entire gang—and if Custis doesn’t watch his back, he might be the one not getting any older…
The Olsen sisters are as beautiful as they are deadly. Hilda and Pearl were twin mistresses to Senator Taft Baker of Sacramento, California, but now the polygamous politician has been shot to death in his bed—and the sisters are nowhere to be found. Word is, they’ve fled to Denver, where it’s up to Deputy U.S. Marshal Custis Long to bring the diabolical duo to justice—on the double!
While the sisters may be identical in appearance, they turn out to be as different as night and day when it comes to temperament. Evil twin Pearl aims to blast Longarm with both barrels, while Hilda is more interested in doubling his pleasure. This time the lawman will have to think twice before making his move—or the Olsen twins may just be the death of him…
When Deputy U.S. Marshal Custis Long trails a gang of murdering outlaws into the desert, the stinging sandstorms are worse than any hail of lead. Amazingly, after one storm blows over, Longarm finds himself in the middle of an abandoned town that was previously hidden under sand.
Soon he discovers the town isn’t the only thing that was buried. A lovely lady with a treasure chest of her own has braved the elements to find some hidden loot. Funny thing about treasure, though—it draws hard cases like corpses draw buzzards. And as the town becomes repopulated with armed men, the sands of time may be running out for Longarm…
A simple prisoner transport—it should have been easy. Charlie Cade was a nonviolent mail thief, a pussycat. So maybe Deputy U.S. Marshal Custis Long’s guard was down—until a lovely lady passenger poked a gun in his ribs and her partner pulled over their stagecoach. The couple took his prisoner, and they took his Peacemaker. Longarm doesn’t like that.
On the trail of his escapee, Longarm soon discovers Cade’s bloody corpse. This wasn’t a breakout—it was an execution. Cade knew something that got him killed. Well dang it, nobody kills Longarm’s prisoners—except Longarm. And this is one federal marshal who’s going to get his gun back—even if he has to pry it out of some cold, dead hands…
Deputy U.S. Marshal Custis Long accused of manslaughter for gunning down a fellow lawman? Say it ain’t so! But if it ain’t, then why is Marshal Billy Vail demanding his badge? And why has Longarm hit the bottle, gotten thrown out by his landlady, and ended up in jail on a drunk and disorderly charge?
Once you hit bottom, there’s nowhere to go but up. In this case, “up” is getting a job as a bouncer in a house of ill repute. Longarm is perfectly willing to offer protection when called upon, but he soon discovers there’s more going on behind closed doors than the practice of the oldest profession—namely a little side business that deals in death.
Deputy Marshal Custis Long is bringing an accused murderer to Colorado for a fair trial, when he hears tell of a gang of savage killers on the loose. But it’s not Federal business, so Longarm moseys along, his prisoner in hand…
When Longarm stops for his sweetheart, Emily, he finds that the same raiders have kidnapped her, after murdering her parents. Catching them won’t be easy, but Longarm has an unlikely ally—his prisoner. Together, they’ll ride hell-for-leather, knowing that their only hope is if the killers stop long enough to take advantage of their captive—the woman Longarm loves…
As a personal favor, U.S. Deputy Marshal Custis Long arrives in Good Hope, Arizona, to help his boss’s old friend, a former Texas Ranger named Don Carter. But Carter is a proud, obstinate son of a gun, not likely to accept help—though he’s happy to give it, especially to the down-and-out. So Longarm poses as a drifter named Custis Short, who’s willing to work for food, and Carter takes him in.
Longarm quickly learns that the former Texas Ranger has a gold claim—and even though local big shot Kyle Burgen already owns half the county, he wants Carter’s mine as well. When Burgen’s raiders come in the night with guns and torches, Longarm’s waiting to cut them down to size…
Deputy United States Marshal Custis Long has been dispatched to help out the local law in McConnell County, Wyoming Territory, where a rather unusual range war is about to erupt between Basque sheepmen and Mexican goatherds. The winners will get the grass—and the losers will be buried beneath it.
Longarm’s been called many things in his time, but never a “diplomat.” The lawman quickly learns it’s hard to talk sense into folks when you don’t speak their language. But when Longarm finds out who’s been arming the herders with rifles, he’s not sheepish about letting his six-gun do his talking for him…
Crooked town marshal Jeb Beeson has laid down the law—his law. If Longarm isn’t on the Monday train out of Yuma, his casket will be. But Deputy U.S. Marshal Custis Long isn’t about to be chased off by a bullying badge toter—he has a job to do.
Former lawman Tom Ray has been falsely convicted of murder and left to rot in Yuma Territorial Prison, while the men who set him up steal his gold claim. When Ray’s beautiful daughter Jessica asks Longarm for help, the deputy marshal can’t say no. He’s not about to let a good lawman die in a bad prison—or let a bunch of dirty dogs get rich on a dead man’s claim.
Longarm figures checking up on the Harrisonville post office will be a no-hassle assignment. He figures wrong. Dead wrong.
The people of Harrisonville are fishy with more than their mail service. They call themselves Druids. They have no men, no saloons, no horses—and they don’t take kindly to strangers. Especially ones who show up asking all the wrong questions. But when these strange gals get rough, Longarm shows them what rough really is.
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A thrilling tale of betrayal and revenge set against the nineteenth-century American frontier, the astonishing story of real-life trapper and frontiersman Hugh Glass
The year is 1823, and the trappers of the Rocky Mountain Fur Company live a brutal frontier life. Hugh Glass is among the company’s finest men, an experienced frontiersman and an expert tracker. But when a scouting mission puts him face-to-face with a grizzly bear, he is viciously mauled and not expected to survive. Two company men are dispatched to stay behind and tend to Glass before he dies. When the men abandon him instead, Glass is driven to survive by one desire: revenge. With shocking grit and determination, Glass sets out, crawling at first, across hundreds of miles of uncharted American frontier. Based on a true story, The Revenant is a remarkable tale of obsession, the human will stretched to its limits, and the lengths that one man will go to for retribution.
In Sackett, Louis L’Amour introduces readers to a wandering man with a desire to settle down and build a good life.
Hard circumstances have made William Tell Sackett a drifter, but now he hungers for a place he can’t name yet knows he has to find. South of the Tetons he comes upon a ghost of a trail that leads him through a keyhole pass into a lonely, alien, yet beautiful valley—a valley that holds a fortune in gold.
Then he finds an even greater treasure: beautiful Ange Kerry, a courageous and resourceful woman. Yet the harsh ways it takes to preserve his claim and his life could be the one thing that drives Ange away forever.
He left the West at the age of seventeen, leaving behind a rootless past and a bloody trail of violence. In the East he became one of the wealthiest financiers in America—and one of the most feared and hated.
Now, suffering from incurable cancer, he has come back to New Mexico to die alone. But when an all-out range war erupts, Flint chooses to help Nancy Kerrigan, a local rancher. A cold-eyed speculator is setting up the land swindle of a lifetime, and Buckdun, a notorious assassin, is there to back his play.
Flint alone can help Nancy save her ranch…with his cash, his connections—and his gun. He still has his legendary will to fight. All he needs is time, and that’s fast running out….
In The Sackett Brand, Louis L’Amour spins the story of a courageous man who must face overwhelming odds to track down a killer.
Tell Sackett and his bride, Ange, came to Arizona to build a home and start a family. But on Black Mesa something goes terribly wrong. Tell is ambushed and badly injured. When he finally manages to drag himself back to where he left Ange, she is gone. Desperate, cold, hungry, and with no way to defend himself, Tell is stalked like a wounded animal. Hiding from his attackers, his rage and frustration mounting, he tries to figure out who the men are, why they are trying to kill him, and what has happened to his wife. Discovering the truth will be risky. And when he finally does, it will be their turn to run.
From the moment Theresa Rogers arrives in Salt Fork, Texas, people warn her about the lonely widower. He's a hopeless case, a lost cause. But Theresa sees beneath the crusty exterior of the man to the deep emotions and his enduring loyalty. Can she pierce the impenetrable wall surrounding his broken heart? Will she be able to vanquish the ghost who keeps him from loving again?
Theresa cleared her throat. "Um, would you like to come in? There's coffee. It's fresh."
He shouldn't stay. He should get the hell out of Dodge. "Sure, why not." Removing his Stetson, Austin stepped across the threshold, brushing against her as he passed. The heat from her body nearly scorched him.
She closed the door and stood with her hand on the knob, facing him. She bit her bottom lip, worrying it with her teeth.
Austin wondered if she regretted inviting him in. Had it been on impulse? Did she realize how attractive and appealing he found her? Did she know she was playing with fire?
He was fast losing the battle raging inside of himself. He wanted this woman. He didn't want to think of the reasons he should keep his hands off her. He was a man. She was a woman. A very desirable woman.
Moving closer, he stared down at her and tipped her chin up. "I don't think either of us really wants coffee."
"What do you want?" Her voice sounded husky. Reminding him of darkened rooms, fluffy pillows.
Austin pulled her into his arms. "Only this." He took her mouth in a searing kiss . . .
KEYWORDS: Texas romance, cowboy romance, rancher, single dad, tortured hero, widower, small town, alpha male, matchmaker, school teacher, western romance, contemporary romance
Val Darrant was just four years old the snowy night his mother abandoned him. But instead of meeting a lonely death, he met Will Reilly—a gentleman, a gambler, and a worldly, self-taught scholar. For ten years they each were all the family the other had, traveling from dusty American boomtowns to the cities of Europe—until the day Reilly’s luck ran out in a roar of gunfire.
But it wasn’t a gambling brawl or a pack of thieves that sealed Will’s fate. It was a far more complex story that Val would soon uncover, one that touched upon Val’s nearly forgotten childhood, the woman who was Will Reilly’s lost love, and the violent future of a growing country.
Tyrel Sackett was born to trouble, but vowed to justice. After having to kill a man in Tennessee, he hit the trail west with his brother Orrin. Those were the years when decent men and women lived in fear of Indians, rustlers, and killers, but the Sackett brothers worked to make the West a place where people could raise their children in peace. Orrin brought law and order from Santa Fe to Montana, and his brother Tye backed him up every step of the way. Till the day the job was done, Tye Sackett was the fastest gun alive.
“For sheer adventure L’Amour is in top form.”—Kirkus Reviews
Here is the kind of authentically detailed epic novel that has become Louis L’Amour’s hallmark. It is the compelling story of U.S. Air Force Major Joe Mack, a man born out of time. When his experimental aircraft is forced down in Russia and he escapes a Soviet prison camp, he must call upon the ancient skills of his Indian forebears to survive the vast Siberian wilderness. Only one route lies open to Mack: the path of his ancestors, overland to the Bering Strait and across the sea to America. But in pursuit is a legendary tracker, the Yakut native Alekhin, who knows every square foot of the icy frontier—and who knows that to trap his quarry he must think like a Sioux.
They burned her home.
They stole her brother and sister.
But vengeance is following.
Shy South hoped to bury her bloody past and ride away smiling, but she'll have to sharpen up some bad old ways to get her family back, and she's not a woman to flinch from what needs doing. She sets off in pursuit with only a pair of oxen and her cowardly old step father Lamb for company. But it turns out Lamb's buried a bloody past of his own. And out in the lawless Far Country the past never stays buried.
Their journey will take them across the barren plains to a frontier town gripped by gold fever, through feud, duel and massacre, high into the unmapped mountains to a reckoning with the Ghosts. Even worse, it will force them into an alliance with Nicomo Cosca, infamous soldier of fortune, and his feckless lawyer Temple, two men no one should ever have to trust . . .
RED COUNTRY takes place in the same world as the First Law trilogy, Best Served Cold, andThe Heroes. This novel also represents the return of Logen Ninefingers, one of Abercrombie's most beloved characters.
First Law Trilogy
The Blade Itself
Before They Are Hanged
Last Argument of Kings
Novels in the First Law world
Best Served Cold