Johnstone Country. The Good Die Young. The Bad Die Younger. When Smoke Jensen is summoned to a small Texas town under siege by a scourge of kill-crazy bandits, volunteers line up to take out the Mountain Man. Being Smoke Jensen, he wouldn’t have it any other way. A gunshot wound has robbed Audubon, Texas, of its top lawman at the worst possible time. Clete Lanagan and his band of outlaws have hatched a scheme to plunder the town bank of a small fortune in railroad money. When the acting sheriff, Dalton Conyers—half-brother of Smoke’s niece Rebecca—is unable to raise a posse to hunt down Lanagan’s gang, he calls on Smoke for help. But with so much cash at stake, Lanagan won’t go down without a fight. With a bounty on his head, Smoke finds himself marked for death by a legendary gunslinger, a wrathful ranch hand bent on revenge for his brother’s death, and an army of trigger-happy recruits with nothing to lose but their lives. Live Free. Read Hard.
Reared by adventurer Smoke Jensen in the pristine Western wilderness, he has no home, no destination. Matt Jensen is William W. Johnstone's legendary creation--a man with survival and justice in his blood. More Vicious Than The Hatfields And The Mccoys. . . In the town of Thirty-Four Corners, Colorado, Matt Jensen rides into a savage blood feud. Thirty years ago two friends came West and built a thriving cattle business. Now, their families have become kill-crazy enemies and the town is awash in a frenzy of killing. Add in hired gunmen on both sides of the fight, and two lovers crossing the dividing line, and the terror will never end. Eager to put as many miles between himself and Thirty Four Corners, Matt Jensen just can't bring himself to leave without trying to stop the bloodshed. But it's going to take a lot more bullets, just as many bodies, and the steely courage of an intrepid frontiersman to let this ravaged town live again. . .
Parallels the lives of Sam Minard, a fur trapper in the Rocky Mountains during the 1830s, his Indian bride Lotus, and Kate Bowden, a woman unable to accept reality after witnessing the murder of her husband and children during a brutal Indian attack
Johnstone Justice. Made in America. An ordinary boy with extraordinary dreams. A man whose legend spreads across the frontier. Ride the epic saga of an American hero and the battles that forged his soul in these classic tales in the legendary Preacher series. In 1812, a boy filled with wanderlust and courage runs away from home, westward, into a vast, dangerous land. Along the way he learns the rule of the frontier: do whatever it takes to survive. By the time the boy—now a young man—is hired to lead a wagon train through the last leg of the Oregon Trail, he has acquired a nickname known throughout the West: Preacher. Armed with a long gun, he is as fierce as the land itself. For the brave pioneers who are counting on this mountain man to lead them to a Northwest paradise, the Preacher’s cunning and fighting skills will mean the difference between life and death. But even Preacher can’t see all the dangers ahead, or how his legend as a frontiersman will lead him into the most violent fight of all . . .
The only man who can lead a wagon train through the last leg of the Oregon Trail, Preacher knows they're headed into renegade outlaws and bloodthirsty Indians. Somehow he has to get these pilgrims through safely - if he doesn't want to be buried along the trail with the rest of them...
Johnstone Country. Frontier spirit lives here. THE GREATEST WESTERN WRITER OF THE 21ST CENTURY Smoke Jensen—A One Man Judge and Jury They struck in a pack, in the dead of night. They had crept in like thieves, like the cowards they were...but it wasn’t robbery they had in mind. It Was Something Much Darker... Smoke Jensen was buying cattle a hundred miles away from his Colorado ranch when he got the news. Drawing two horses from the remuda, he saddled up, rode off...and didn’t stop until he reached his wife’s side. She had been shot three times, and lay close to death. Smoke Jensen knew the outlaws had come to kill him. He wouldn’t give them a second chance. He was going after them. And He Wasn’t Taking Any Prisoners... Live Free. Read Hard.
Adventures of a Mountain Man The Narrative of Zenas Leonard
Adventures of a Mountain Man: The Narrative of Zenas Leonard is a remarkable true-life adventure story, a narrative of exploration, survival, conflict, capture, torture, and an insider's account of the daily life of an 1830's American fur trader and trapper in the early American West.