The bestselling novels of William W. Johnstone's Last Gunfighter series rank among the most boldly authentic portrayals of the American West and the indomitable men and women who carved out a place there. Now, relive how the legend began with this first chapter in the ground-breaking saga of warriors and outlaws, lawmen and adventurers, and innocents in need of a hero.
Once, Frank Morgan had a wife and a future on the land—until a rich man with a grudge drove him out of Colorado. Since then, Morgan’s taken up the one skill that always came easy—gunfighting—and drifted to a mining town in the New Mexico Territory. But there’s nothing easy about two vicious gangs descending on the town and threatening to wreak havoc. With his reputation preceding him, Morgan is elected to stand in the outlaws’ way. And with nothing left to lose, he’s the last man who will ever back down . . .
New York Times bestselling author William W. Johnstone continues his masterful storytelling with The Last Gunfighter—a boldly authentic series about lawmen, outlaws, and the innocents caught in between.
Outlaws had smashed his life, left his wife dying, and carried off his son. Now all Frank Morgan wants is to hang up his guns and settle down in peace. But all that changes when he rides into the middle of a Montana range war, where a valley has been ripped apart by hatred and fear . . . and where his legend proves to be as dangerous as his gun.
The blood of innocent men, women, and children has been shed. On one side is a small army of ranchers, on the other a stubborn band of farming families. With each side suspecting that the other brought in Frank Morgan, the gunman’s reputation fans the flames of war. But a strange thing happens to a man who has been living a wanderer’s life. In a battle that’s not his, Frank must choose a side, make a stand, and be willing to die for a place some people will call home . . .
They are the daughters of Howard Diamond. Four sultry sirens with an appetite for outlaws and more ambition than their old man ever had. With a gang of gunslingers satisfying their every need, the Diamond Sisters have declared war on the citizens of Snakehead Gap, Colorado, claiming land that doesn’t belong to them.
Deputy U.S. Marshal Custis Long has successfully penetrated this nest of vipers, posing as a down-on-his-luck cowhand. But the warm welcome he receives from the sisters isn’t shared by the vicious—and suspicious—gunmen they employ…
Someone wants to put Glover’s Mercantile—the only store in Mesa Poquita—out of business. But no one knows who or why. And after nearly being torched to death sleeping in Glover’s backroom, Slocum decides to take matters into his own hands…
Delivering a wagonload of fresh goods, Slocum rides into a trail full of trouble. Worst of all, after rescuing pretty little Millie, Slocum is forced to deny himself her lusty affections, if he’s to remain alert. Now, when he finds who has it in for the Glovers, Slocum is really going to make them pay for the hell he’s gone through…
When a county commissioner claims that folks dying of natural causes have actually been murdered, Longarm thinks the man is seeing conspiracies in his sleep. But before he can give this well-connected fat cat the brush-off, U.S. Marshal Custis Long has to do his job and check it out.
What Longarm finds is a town divided between two factions—with him in the middle. It’s a hard investigation—so he saddles up with pretty little fillies who know how to treat a weary marshal right. But when Longarm realizes that the commissioner may not be telling tales, he’s in so much trouble that he’s going to have to live up to his reputation—in spades.
But when he returns, peace isn't what he finds. Talbot's brother was murdered five years earlier when the Double-X ranch began its quest for sole reign of the Bench, a fertile and prosperous region in the Dakota Territory.
And Double-X is at it again.
The greedy ranch owner, King Magnusson, wants all of the grazing land in the Bench for his cattle. But he doesn't just take the land, he takes lives. One by one Magnusson kills off the local ranchers via his hired gun, the blue-eyed demon, Jose del Torro, a.k.a. the Storm. Del Torro, the devil personified, has the shot of an ace and the cunning of a fox.
Trouble follows Talbot like flies follow cows: Talbot meets beautiful young Suzanne Magnusson, King's beloved daughter on the train home. Suzanne wants Talbot, and she always gets what she wants. And then there's Jacy Kincaid, the little-girl-next-door, who has grown into a stunning woman, who fights Magnusson and his crew with all she has. Tangled in Suzanne's lust, Jacy's love, and King's thirst for power, Talbot finds himself not only confronted with a land war, but a love war too.
Del Torro and Magnusson together eradicate any hope of Talbot finding peace until he takes control. Fighting once more.
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William W. Johnstone's Last Gunfighter novels have made him a national bestselling author and confirmed his standing as America’s most popular chronicler of the Wild West—and of the men and women who tamed it. Now, he brings his gritty, hard-edged vision of the frontier to a story of greed, power, and courage, as a beautiful land is caught in the grips of a dirty little war . . .
When Frank Morgan sets up camp in a lush valley in Montana, the last thing he expects to see is fires lighting up the night sky as fields, farms and homes are torched by so-called “range detectives” working for two powerful ranchers. For the ranchers, the battle lines have been drawn in the form of newly settled farmland that’s cutting through the ranges, separating cattle from grazing land and water. But the settlers are breaking no law, and no one is going to prevent them from building their homes and towns—until the ranchers turn to a pair of vicious mercenaries who won’t stop until they run out of bullets. Now, Frank Morgan finds himself taking gun in hand once more to help folks who desperately need it. Having fought his way across the frontier, he knows his time may be up—but anyone fixing to kill the last gunfighter had better to be ready to die.