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Cattleman's Gold By Hal Jons
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Bitter Springs, nestling in the shadow of the Big Horn Mountains, had grown used to peace; but then came the Deep Mine Company to win the lead and silver from under Lazy K's summer graze. Ross... More > Blake, the flint–hard Mine Manager bought out the Lazy K from Matt Holt, who promptly disappeared, leaving his beautiful daughter, Myra, to fend for herself. Meanwhile, Deep Mine Company payrolls were stolen and Blake demanded action, which led to Mark Wyatt, U.S. Marshal, being called in. It wasn’t long before Blake and Wyatt were rivals for Myra's affections. What didn't go down well in some quarters was the fact that Wyatt started looking into Holt’s disappearance as well as following up on the payroll theft. When it was first published in 1960, Cattleman's Gold was described in reviews as "an authentic Western" and as being "in true Western vein." With a cast of rampaging gunslicks and brawling miners, not to mention a classic tale of retribution, you’re sure to agree.< Less
Assassin Trail By Hal Jons
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Sheridan’s Light Horse, led by its amoral leader, Major Tim McCord, brought terror to Southern families during the Civil War. They came out of the night, killing all males, irrespective of age,... More > defiling all women and burning all property. When the war ended, McCord and his evil henchmen, Mordant, Hook and Faulkner, led the troop west to the cattle trails. They planned to steal a herd and sell it in Topeka before moving on to Huggett, Nebraska, to dispose of their war loot. Then at Waco they made the cardinal mistake of tangling with Steve Grant! One righteous man against a large gang of war–hardened criminals doesn’t sound like good odds but, there again, Grant wasn’t alone. No, he was partnered by Amos, an elderly black man, the sole survivor of one of McCord’s butchering raids. All was going well, as the pair whittled down the opposition, until the beautiful Jill Rankin, on her way to Waco, was captured by the remains of McCord’s gang.< Less
Cattleman's Gold By Hal Jons
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Bitter Springs, nestling in the shadow of the Big Horn Mountains, had grown used to peace; but then came the Deep Mine Company to win the lead and silver from under Lazy K's summer graze. Ross... More > Blake, the flint–hard Mine Manager bought out the Lazy K from Matt Holt, who promptly disappeared, leaving his beautiful daughter, Myra, to fend for herself. Meanwhile, Deep Mine Company payrolls were stolen and Blake demanded action, which led to Mark Wyatt, U.S. Marshal, being called in. It wasn’t long before Blake and Wyatt were rivals for Myra's affections. What didn't go down well in some quarters was the fact that Wyatt started looking into Holt’s disappearance as well as following up on the payroll theft. When it was first published in 1960, Cattleman's Gold was described in reviews as "an authentic Western" and as being "in true Western vein." With a cast of rampaging gunslicks and brawling miners, not to mention a classic tale of retribution, you’re sure to agree.< Less
Mochita Stage By Hal Jons
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Abe Marsh has Blundell sewn up and, as top dog, he doesn’t see why things should change any. But when Steve Sherman first sets eyes on Marsh his curiosity is piqued – he’s sure... More > he’s seen the hombre before, though under another name. A name that supposedly belongs to a dead man. The man who killed his brother. Add to the equation a range war and a stage coach chock–full of money, due to arrive any day soon, and it’s for sure that Blundell ain’t a safe place to be. Especially when Marsh’s gang of no–good desperados get itchy trigger-fingers. What it adds up to is that good men are gonna die. One other thing that Steve is curious about – well, it’s got more personal than that – and that is why beautiful, young Claire Digby, enjoys the company of unsavoury visitors when most honest folk are asleep. Not that troubles ever come alone. Another problem is that the equally beautiful Myra Dean blames Steve for her father’s violent death, but that’s the least of his troubles.< Less
Mustang Valley By Hal Jons
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‘Assignment: Dave Hallett, U.S. Marshal: Recover bullion and currency stolen from the Salida–La Junta Stage by Jack and Ed Wallis. Jack Wallis hung five years ago. Ed Wallis due release... More > Austin prison.’ Ed Wallis had got away with a prison sentence because of his tender age, but he’d had to grow up some in prison. Hallett, meeting him on release, did not rate him a killer even if others were still solidly convinced of his guilt. Hallett moseys on to Rocky Ford, where he manages to get on the wrong side of Ed’s sister, the beautiful Stella Wallis. Stella is struggling to keep the Anvil horse–ranch going and is grateful for the friendship shown to her by handsome rancher Brett Turner. Hallett disapproves of Stella’s feelings for Turner for more reasons than one. But it never does for a U.S. Marshal to let his feelings get in the way of doing the job. Hallett, aided by the enigmatic Cole Duggan, goes out to deliberately provoke the local populace in the search for truth, getting angry reaction from many.< Less
Alamosa Guns By Hal Jons
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John Reville’s father was lynched without trial for the murder of a bank teller and his son John was whipped out of town. Ten years later, the grown–up John Reville – all... More > 6’2” of him – moseyed back into Alamosa to clear his father’s name and avenge his death. The town owed him and he intended to exact payment in full. However, many had a vested interest in keeping the dead past buried and Reville’s return spelled trouble. Lew Duggan and Jake Rosen of the Bar D Ranch and Mose Grant of the Lazy K Ranch wanted Reville silenced for good. So did the bank’s owner, Murchison. And so did Deputy Sheriff Kershawe. All had a good deal to hide and a great deal to lose. Even with the support of Mel Browning, Sheriff Carter and the breathtakingly beautiful Diana Morley, the odds didn’t look too good for Reville. He was outnumbered, but he had right on his side. There again, so had his father and it hadn’t helped him any. But young Reville had one or two aces up his sleeve. Would they tip the balance?< Less
Rogue Ramrods By Hal Jons
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When Matt Nugent’s money was stolen in a deadly bank robbery, it looked like the end for his ranch. The money was owed to Lew Dillon. Now Dillon wants the Triple Bar, so the robbery was kinda... More > convenient for him. Most hombres would have given up but it becomes clear to Matt that he is on the wrong end of a double–cross and he isn’t in any mood to give up his ranch easily. Meanwhile, Clint Bellamy and Mex Juarez are framed for the robbery and murder and decide to horn in on Matt’s side, but there’s treachery at work in the heart of the Triple Bar. If that wasn’t enough, the situation is made even more incendiary when Kitty, the dead banker’s daughter, is thrown into the mix. Dillon is determined to have Kitty by fair play or foul and is equally determined to have Matt’s ranch by any means. And he has no qualms about anyone picking up any stray lead in the process. One thing is for sure, which is that before justice can prevail, guns will blaze, fists will fly and passions will run high.< Less
Saddle Tramps By Hal Jons
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The coming of a railroad brings out the worst in men – greed, deceit, duplicity, cattle rustling and murder. And the railroad is coming plumb through Rafter K land. Clint Bellamy and Mex Juarez... More > witness Mal Barrett being framed with a murder charge and side with him. However, the Marshal is in the pocket of the schemers that plan to oust Barrett and his beautiful sister, Stella, from the Rafter K. Stella has put her trust in suavely–handsome, smooth–spoken Steve Mitchell. But it is Mitchell who is behind all of the troubles. If he marries Stella, then you can be sure as hell that she and Mal won’t see a cent from the soon–to–be inflated land price caused by the coming railroad. Merciless bounty hunter, Wilt Shand, has meanwhile been charged to bring Mal in. The biggest problem for Mal is that Shand is well–known for only bringing in dead men. To get Mal, Shand uses Stella – and if a woman isn’t battered and bleeding by the time he’s finished with her, then he hasn't done his job.< Less
Travis, U.S. Marshal By Hal Jons
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The town of Pierre was stunned by the ferocity of the raid. It cleared the bank, left the Sheriff wounded on the sidewalk and saw seven townsfolk dead. The Town Marshall was out of town with Rod... More > Miller, visiting the Half-Moon and Lazy T, and their guns were sorely missed. A few days earlier Art Lovatt and his men had spent a day in town roaming the saloons, and Sam Homer said that some of them were camped just beyond Lone Star graze for a couple of days before the hold-up. When Carl Travis arrived, everyone told him to head after Lovatt’s gang. Travis, however, was not in the habit of doing things just because everyone tells him to. When people tell you to go look in one place, it means there’s somewhere closer to home they don’t want you to look. Besides, Travis knew that Art Lovatt didn’t do the bank job. So which of the solid citizens criticising Travis for staying put and letting Lovatt’s gang escape is responsible? And how many more townsfolk will have to die before the truth is told?< Less
Cheyenne Medicine By Hal Jons
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Mark Holden was heading for St Louis to doctor for a California–bound wagon train when he came upon an attack on the Kremmling-Granby stage. The stage was carrying only four women, coming in... More > answer to an advert for wives for some of the town’s worthies. So what had the outlaws been after? Putting the stage out of business was the simple answer and saving it embroiled Mark in a whole heap of complications. The complications involved a pushy mining company, crooked law and a scheming, deadly ramrod, who had cleared the opposition by spreading fear amongst Kremmling folk with his evil shadows, the hot–tempered Dando brothers. One more complication was the stage owner’s beautiful, but fierce and fiery, shotgun–toting daughter. Mark could spare Kremmling just two weeks so he had to both prod and push hard so as to inflame the sort of men who made a good living out of other people dying. Raised Cheyenne style, Mark turns to his Indian friends, who owe him some favours, and things move to a lead–filled climax.< Less