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…
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…
Just when the West seems peaceful enough for Longarm to take a much needed respite, duty calls. Railroad baron, Clayton Abernathy, is laying down a railroad line in Wyoming, but someone in the town of Rimfire is making trouble for him. Wary of the greedy Clayton, Longarm must help—and Clayton’s daughter makes it worth his while.
Longarm befriends the brother and sister owners of Rimfire’s stagecoach line—the suspected saboteurs. But they’re being attacked too. Who are these masked bandits bent on ruining business and hindering progress? If Longarm can pull himself away from the succulent ladies on both ends of the dispute for long enough—he’s going to issue these outlaws a one-way ticket to hell…
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?
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…
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.
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…
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…
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…
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.
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…
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 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…
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…
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…
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…
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...
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…
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.
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…
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.
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…
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.
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…
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…
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.
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…
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 hard-livin’ bully Cracker Marner finally ran out of luck, dying came easy. A few shots to the chest by a smaller man with a bigger hat. That’s all anyone at the saloon remembers about the killer. Then in early spring, another stranger bellies up to the same bar and shoots the barkeep at point-blank range…just because he couldn’t “remember.”
Now the problem is federal—with Marshal Custis Long on the case. There are two places Longarm can look for answers: Cracker’s hot-tempered widow and his ma. But the hardest question still isn’t who could’ve wanted this unpopular man dead, it’s who could’ve wanted him alive…
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?
U.S. Deputy Marshal Custis Long is dispatched to the Pass of the North—the American-Mexican border-city of northern El Paso and southern Del Norte—to extradite a prisoner from Mexico. The Federalés however, are being none too cooperative, leaving Longarm to bide his time on the American side of the city until his charge is released.
Unfortunately, he learns he’s made some enemies when some polecats use him for target practice. To find out who wants him dead and why, Longarm’s got to ask questions on both sides of the border—and both sides of the law…
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…
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…
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…
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 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…
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.
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…
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…
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…
Rumor has it that Deputy Marshal Custis Long is now riding on the other side of the law—swindling ranchers and taking bribes, just as cool as you please. But if folks’d only look closer, they’d notice the fake moustache and counterfeit badge—and recognize the conman behind them…
A motley crew of thieves, gamblers, and ladies of the night has just arrived in Ogallala, looking to relieve the local bank of its contents. But their plan—to have one of their men impersonate the lawman known as Longarm—has a fatal flaw. The owlhoots never counted on running smack into Longarm himself…
Custis T. Long’s a sucker for a pretty gal, but he’s never let that cloud his judgment—until now. When Miss Alvina Lockwood came along and begged him to bail her “innocent” brother out of a horse-stealing charge, he checked up on her story—though maybe not as closely as he would have if she weren’t such a tempting tidbit. But when a sting operation set up to capture the real thieves goes awry, Longarm’s left wondering about Alvina—and her possible connections to a bandit known only as Kansas City Red.
It seems Red is a fiery—and clever—little filly who’s got people on both sides of the law chasing their tails. But Longarm learns from his mistakes, and he won’t get fooled again. After all, there are plenty of pretty ladies in the West, but a man can’t sow his oats when he’s planted six feet under…
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…
Longarm heads out to Montazuma, New Mexico, where town authorities are dropping like flies. Without a mayor, marshal, or murder suspect, the town seems to have a curse on men of distinction—and with Vice President Arthur about to visit, it’s up to Longarm to put the kibosh on the killing.
Getting help from the dead marshal’s sweetheart, Longarm suspects the curse is nothing more than a vicious case of gold fever—and he’s got the cure right in his holsters...
Longarm’s got a six-legged problem—and he only has two hands! The two-legged problem is one Delbert Schrank, who’s ready to sing like a canary to put the notorious Jennings bunch behind bars. That is, if Longarm can get the witness to Denver to testify without getting his fool head blown off.
Which would be easier if Longarm wasn’t also transporting a four-legged feline as a favor to his boss. The big, black cat looks like it swallowed a flock of canaries and is more vicious than any outlaw—with longer claws and sharper teeth. Feeling like a glorified cat-sitter with a tin star, Longarm barely has time to pounce on a sex kitten by the name of BethAnn Holland before the Jennings gang arrives to fix him for good…
Some dame with expensive tastes and many names has left no tracks, but she has left a pattern. Seems she shacks up with rich hombres, then takes off with lotsa loot—and it’s up to Longarm to find her. But when he catches up with the mysterious lady, Longarm hears her side of the story. And when a scuffle with a posse leaves men dead, he finds himself owing her his life. But the poor bastards’ uncle, an undertaker, ain’t happy—and hopes Slocum and his woman wind up as his next clients...
A GAME OF THRONES
A CLASH OF KINGS
A STORM OF SWORDS
A FEAST FOR CROWS
A DANCE WITH DRAGONS
“One of the best series in the history of fantasy.”—Los Angeles Times
Winter is coming. Such is the stern motto of House Stark, the northernmost of the fiefdoms that owe allegiance to King Robert Baratheon in far-off King’s Landing. There Eddard Stark of Winterfell rules in Robert’s name. There his family dwells in peace and comfort: his proud wife, Catelyn; his sons Robb, Brandon, and Rickon; his daughters Sansa and Arya; and his bastard son, Jon Snow. Far to the north, behind the towering Wall, lie savage Wildings and worse—unnatural things relegated to myth during the centuries-long summer, but proving all too real and all too deadly in the turning of the season.
Yet a more immediate threat lurks to the south, where Jon Arryn, the Hand of the King, has died under mysterious circumstances. Now Robert is riding north to Winterfell, bringing his queen, the lovely but cold Cersei, his son, the cruel, vainglorious Prince Joffrey, and the queen’s brothers Jaime and Tyrion of the powerful and wealthy House Lannister—the first a swordsman without equal, the second a dwarf whose stunted stature belies a brilliant mind. All are heading for Winterfell and a fateful encounter that will change the course of kingdoms.
Meanwhile, across the Narrow Sea, Prince Viserys, heir of the fallen House Targaryen, which once ruled all of Westeros, schemes to reclaim the throne with an army of barbarian Dothraki—whose loyalty he will purchase in the only coin left to him: his beautiful yet innocent sister, Daenerys.
“Long live George Martin . . . a literary dervish, enthralled by complicated characters and vivid language, and bursting with the wild vision of the very best tale tellers.”—The New York Times
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.
From the Paperback edition.
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 Paperback edition.
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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.
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.
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From a master of contemporary fantasy comes the first novel of a landmark series unlike any you’ve ever read before. With A Game of Thrones, George R. R. Martin has launched a genuine masterpiece, bringing together the best the genre has to offer. Mystery, intrigue, romance, and adventure fill the pages of this magnificent saga, the first volume in an epic series sure to delight fantasy fans everywhere.
A GAME OF THRONES
A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE: BOOK ONE
Long ago, in a time forgotten, a preternatural event threw the seasons out of balance. In a land where summers can last decades and winters a lifetime, trouble is brewing. The cold is returning, and in the frozen wastes to the north of Winterfell, sinister forces are massing beyond the kingdom’s protective Wall. To the south, the king’s powers are failing—his most trusted adviser dead under mysterious circumstances and his enemies emerging from the shadows of the throne. At the center of the conflict lie the Starks of Winterfell, a family as harsh and unyielding as the frozen land they were born to. Now Lord Eddard Stark is reluctantly summoned to serve as the king’s new Hand, an appointment that threatens to sunder not only his family but the kingdom itself.
Sweeping from a harsh land of cold to a summertime kingdom of epicurean plenty, A Game of Thrones tells a tale of lords and ladies, soldiers and sorcerers, assassins and bastards, who come together in a time of grim omens. Here an enigmatic band of warriors bear swords of no human metal; a tribe of fierce wildlings carry men off into madness; a cruel young dragon prince barters his sister to win back his throne; a child is lost in the twilight between life and death; and a determined woman undertakes a treacherous journey to protect all she holds dear. Amid plots and counter-plots, tragedy and betrayal, victory and terror, allies and enemies, the fate of the Starks hangs perilously in the balance, as each side endeavors to win that deadliest of conflicts: the game of thrones.
Unparalleled in scope and execution, A Game of Thrones is one of those rare reading experiences that catch you up from the opening pages, won’t let you go until the end, and leave you yearning for more.
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….
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Cormac McCarthy's masterwork, Blood Meridian, chronicles the brutal world of the Texas-Mexico borderlands in the mid-nineteenth century. Its wounded hero, the teenage Kid, must confront the extraordinary violence of the Glanton gang, a murderous cadre on an official mission to scalp Indians and sell those scalps. Loosely based on fact, the novel represents a genius vision of the historical West, one so fiercely realized that since its initial publication in 1985 the canon of American literature has welcomed Blood Meridian to its shelf.
"A classic American novel of regeneration through violence," declares Michael Herr. "McCarthy can only be compared to our greatest writers."
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