Cherokee Trail - It was no work for a woman. That's what they
told Mary Breydon when she came to manage a rundown stagecoach station
on the Cherokee Trail. But Mary had no choice. Her fine Virginia home
burned to ashes in the Civil War and her husband was brutally shot
down on the way to Colorado. She needed to make a new beginning for
herself and her young daughter on the raw frontier. Isolated in an
untamed land, their life at the station was achingly hard and they
faced the constant danger of attacks by outlaws and marauding Indians.
Yet, with the support of a spirited Irish woman, a fearless orphan
boy, and, most of all, the mysterious gunman Temple Boone, Mary found
the courage to shape her station into a vital stop on America's westward
journey. Until the vicious murderer whose bloody rampages had stained
her past suddenly stalked Mary Breydon to Cherokee Station.
the Great Snow Mountains (from the short story collection
Beyond the Great snow Mountains)
By the Waters of San Tadeo ((from the short story collection
Beyond the Great Snow Mountains)
- Conagher was the only man who could teach robbing, rustling Smoke
Parnell and his murderous outfit the lesson the whole territory had
been too afraid to give them. But when a woman steals his heart, Conagher
has some lessons to learn himself.
with a Gun - It was a hard land that bred hard men to hard
ways. King Mabry survived by his guns. He wasn't proud of his deadly
skill, nor was he ashamed. He just lived with it every hard day on
the frontier. When a traveling theatrical troupe hired a ruthless
killer to guide them through the Wyoming wilderness, King Mabry--his
guns at the ready-set out to follow their trail, and not blizzards,
nor Indians, nor the wily guide would stop him.
Lonesone Gods -The Lonesome Gods is a sweeping adventure
of the California frontier. Here is the fascinating story of Johannes
Verne, a young man left to die by his vengeful grandfather, rescued
by outlaws and raised in part by the Indians of the desert. Strengthened
by the love of two women -- Miss Nesselrode, whose mysterious past
fires her ambitions for the future and Meghan, a willful young beauty
-- Verne grows to become a rugged adventurer, a man strong enough
to embrace the awesome power of the Palm Springs desert, and bold
enough to stake a claim in the bustling world of opportunity that
was early-day Los Angeles.
War Party (from the
short story collection War Party)
Blows the Wind - Shipwrecked on the coast of North Carolina,
his companions killed, Tatton Chantry is alone--and ready for action.
In the old world he fought wars, skirmishes, duels. Now, in the wilderness
of America, this swashbuckling hero takes up against pirates, Spanish
fortune seekers, savage Indians. Aided by a beautiful Peruvian woman,
he braves the fierce challenges of the New World--always, like a true
Chantry, with his expert hand on the hilt on his faithful silver sword.