After their father is bushwhacked, David and Jenny Foster must ready themselves for their first winter in Colorado's rugged San Juan Mountains. Eighteen-year-old Jenny is under no illusions -- it'll take a miracle to survive, much less thrive, in the unforgiving wilderness, particularly when twelve-year-old David fights her every attempt to prepare.
Unexpected help arrives when John Beck -- once a close friend of their father's -- arrives at their cabin. The tough-as-nails bounty hunter reluctantly agrees to stay through the winter. He owes it to his murdered friend to help Foster's children build a working ranch, even if it's the last thing he wants to do.
Their uneasy alliance is fraught with hardships, danger, and back-breaking work that still doesn't guarantee anyone will survive until spring. Especially with their father's killer still on the loose.
Marshal Jake T. Devine's law is simple. Nobody threatens him and lives. In his twenty-five years of law enforcement he's always brought in his man with a bullet blasted between the eyes. So when Max Randall shoots his mouth off, claiming he knows a devastating secret about the wealthy rancher, Roy Cowie, he's clearly spoiling for trouble - and gets it!
Roy Cowie calls in Devine to arrest Max and without provocation the brutal marshal slaughters Max's entire family. In self-preservation Max heads for the hills with Devine and his deadly Peacemaker in hot pursuit. Even when Max gains an unlikely ally in Roy Cowie's son, his chances of seeing another sunrise are slim.
Can Max survive long enough to reveal what he knows, or will the gun-toting marshal deliver yet another round of Devine's law?
Genre: Westerns Length: 178 Pages (1,312 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Aug 10th, 2020
In 1860, beautiful Estella Colombo flees arrest in her homeland Mexico and finds refuge at a small village in New Mexico Territory. But, when agents of Mexico seek her employer over a decades-old heist of church treasures, she soon becomes embroiled in a life and death struggle. Estella runs farther north to the village of Arroyo Seco, where a Priest, a blacksmith, a Texas Ranger and a boy join forces to help her evade the deadly pursuit. Yet, in the midst of her troubles, Estella discovers her heart's desires in one man's devotion and cunning, and the mystery of a mountain.
Follow the action as Estella fights to stay one step ahead of Capitán Vicente and his ruthless federales, all in this thrilling chase for vengeance, fortune and love.
To Hell You Ride, Colorado is the story of the wild lawless mining town in Colorado that was later renamed, Telluride. Will Cannon had already dealt with some of the outlaws from Telluride while he was in Durango and now he rides to Telluride to rid the small mining camp of the Rugby Gang. Will enlists the help of five Texas cowboys and some miner vigilantes to bring fight Rugby and Killer Cox.
Four short stories with a common theme.
The Wheel of Vengeance - Ossian Doherty rode into town looking for vengeance, but was he right to do so?
Buried Truths - Ryderson French rode into town to search for a hidden stash of stolen money, but all he found was trouble.
Uncovered Truths - Dempsey Jones rode into town to find out the truth about his brother's murder, a truth that some would prefer was left buried.
The Final Turn of the Wheel - Patrick Kimble rode into town to report on a killer's trial for his newspaper, but he never expected that he would be the one making the news.
Genre: Westerns Length: 69 Pages (1,835 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Aug 7th, 2020
When the tough-talking gunman Duke Guthrie walks into Sean O'Malley's cabin, the young orphan has no idea that it will change his life forever...
On the run from the law, the federals finally catch up with Guthrie - but not before he has time to bestow his dying wish upon Sean.
He bequests to him a Missouri stern-wheeler, named the Luke J. Anders.
But this is no ordinary boat.
Hidden in the depths of the vessel are fortunes and riches, the likes of which Sean can only imagine.
He turns his back on the past, saddles his pony and sets off northward to find the river steamer and claim what is rightfully his.
But the path ahead of him is a treacherous one.
As he arrives in St. Louis to claim his legacy, he finds the buildings bigger and the rogues meaner than any he had ever imagined.
He finds himself up against the crooked lawyer Cowgill, the ruthless Dogherties of Rygers Gap, and the fiery but beautiful Nicolette.
Everyone is determined to have their share of the gold.
And they are the sort who don't give a second thought to murder if it gets them what they want.
But young Sean is the only one who knows the precise location of the treasure - a secret that he will take to his grave if necessary.
With a desperate and bloody showdown aboard the ship, everyone's life hangs in the balance.
With older and wiser Cass Chance by his side, can Sean claim his inheritance, save the ship and defeat his enemies?
Coyotes of the Gap is a fast-paced, thrilling tale of adventure and courage.
Denis Hughes (1917-2008) was a prolific writer who wrote a large number of science fiction and western novels. He wrote under a number of pseudonyms, including Ken Kester.
A wounded gunslinger fights for his life in this collection of three classic stories from one of the most popular Western authors of all time!
Luck is initially on Cheyenne's side in Gunman's Bluff," as he manages to kill one Martin brother and wound the other in a shootout. But in the process, Cheyenne himself is shot in the shoulder, and it will be a while before he'll have use of his right hand. But with the Martin family immediately out for revenge, Cheyenne doesn't have time to heal, and he'll need more than just one good hand to keep him alive.
Torridon" tells the story of Paul Torridon, raised from the age of seven by his family's archrivals, the Bretts. Over the years the hatred between the local clans slows to a simmer, until one day a majestic Brett family colt becomes a one-man horse... to none other than Paul Torridon!
Finally, in the title story, wealthy rancher Oliver Lane is believed to be near death. Lane's will calls for his entire fortune to be passed along to his drifter nephew, Sandy Lane, but only if Sandy should return before a set date. After that, it's all up for grabs for Henry Barnes, and Barnes is not one to leave such matters to chance!
Max Brand has been captivating audiences for generations with his vivid tales of wild frontier exploits. Gunman's Rendezvous finds the legendary author in top form, spinning three edge-of-your-seat stories that find rugged heroes in life-and-death situations.
Skyhorse Publishing is proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in fiction that takes place in the old West. Westernsbooks about outlaws, sheriffs, chiefs and warriors, cowboys and Indiansare a genre in which we publish regularly. Our list includes international bestselling authors like Zane Gray and Louis L'Amour, and many more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work ...
Genre: Westerns Length: 208 Pages (1,425 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Aug 4th, 2020