ARIZONA TERRITORY RICHARDS, DUSTY Chet Byrnes has built a ranching empire from the ground up. And he's defended it with his sweat, blood and a ragtag band of ranch-hand fighters. Now a beautiful young Spanish widow comes into Chet's life, just as he starts off in search of a lost cattle drive that heads straight into the eye of a sprawling, violent storm. Chet, and his men--and his seductive new woman--end up on a wild ride through Nebraska, Colorado and Kansas, where authorities want to confiscate the beeves for trespassing. With Indians, outlaws and an oppressive government crossing their path, Chet is on a cowboy's honeymoon: fighting and shooting all the way back home. But at home there's an even worse danger: a lawless Tucson religious leader has been plotting a power play--and he's just commanded that Chet Byrnes must die...
BLACK NOON FENADY, ANDREW J. TERROR IN A SMALL TOWN... When their wagon breaks down in the desert, Reverend Jon Keyes and his ailing wife Lorna find themselves at the mercy of blistering heat, punishing thirst, and circling buzzards. On the brink of death, they are rescued by Caleb Hobbs and his beguiling daughter Deliverance, who take them to their home in San Melas. It's a strange little town, built to resemble the New England village they left behind. Everyone in the community is convinced that Jon's been sent from heaven--that he's capable of healing their sick and saving their flock. But can he save these God-fearing folk from the gunslinger Moon who descends on the town like a blood-thirsty vulture? Can he explain the robed figures who gather and chant after midnight? And finally, can a good man wage war with evil itself...without losing his life...or his soul?
Blood Meridian Cormac McCarthy BLOOD MERIDIAN is an epic novel of the violence and depravity that attended America's westward expansion, brilliantly subverting the conventions of the Western novel and the mythology of the Wild West. Based on historical events that took place on the Texas-Mexico border in the 1850s, it traces the fortunes of the Kid, a fourteen-year-old Tennesseean who stumbles into a nightmarish world where Indians are being murdered and the market for their scalps is thriving.
BLOODSHED OF THE MOUNTAIN MAN JOHNSTONE, WILLIAM W. WHERE THERE'S FIRE, THERE'S SMOKE It starts with a team of galloping horses pulling a driverless wagon onto the Sugarloaf Ranch--where ranch hands discover Cal Wood half dead, bound in barbed wire, with a chilling note from the Gang of Ten, the most notoriously kill-crazy band of cutthroats on the frontier... We have your man Pearlie, and if you don't give us $50,000 by noon, Monday, we will kill him. Leave the money in a sack, on the east side of Notch Mountain. Determined to save Pearlie's life, Smoke heads off to the drop point--to deliver a carefully worded message of his own: To the Gang of Ten: If my man Pearlie is not released by noon, Sunday, I will destroy every one of you. Coming from Smoke Jensen, it's more than a threat. It's a promise--and can only end in the bloodiest battle of Smoke's life.