U.S. marshal Nelson Lane has more than his fair share of unlikely allies: This time it's a tabloid reporter-who turns up missing after he tries to sneak into the Mystical Mountain hunting lodge. Nestled in the rugged and scenic Big Horn Mountains of Wyoming, there's more than mere hunting going on there. Nelson sends his deputy, Maris Red Hat, as an undercover courtesan to find out what's up with the wild parties for politicians, celebrities, and gangsters. Even as the lodge caretaker appears to cooperate with the investigation, the women entertaining the guests keep winding up dead. Every time Nelson closes in on the truth, he is ambushed and left for dead. Finally, he sneaks into the resort, only to be saved by an old foe he's been hunting for years. When at last Nelson discovers the dark secret of the lodge, the Mystical Mountain may claim yet another victim. 2--
On the lawless frontiers of the American West, there is one rule every outlaw should remember: Never cross a mountain man like Matt Jensen. Not if you want to keep breathing ... No gun. No horse. No water or food. And worse yet: No idea how he ended up in the middle of a desert with a bullet in his leg and a bump on his head. That's the sorry situation Matt Jensen wakes up to--dazed and confused--until he slowly pieces together what happened. The last thing he remembers: He agreed to help out a friend of Duff MacCallister's. A pretty lady and her husband at a horse ranch. He also recalls their cross-country trip through hell to deliver the horses safely to market. That's when the outlaws showed up. That's when the shooting began. That's when everything went dark ... But now Matt Jensen is alive and well and living for revenge. No time to lose. No holding back. And before it's all over, no trigger-happy horse thief will be left standing ...--Provided by publisher.
Riding into the town of Smoky River on a mangy mule, Dane looks as broken down as his old mount. His Stetson is ragged, his boots are tied together with leather thongs, and he wears a Colt Army revolver with exactly three bullets. He wouldn't know what to say if you asked him where he got the gun, or how he learned to shoot it so well. He doesn't know if Dane is his first name or his last. Something happened that cost him much of his memory, and he can't remember what that something was. For three years he's been traveling the West as a cowboy, a buffalo hunter, a farmhand. Smoky River looks to be a fine place to settle down. If only his past didn't decide to catch up to him here.
Bo Creel and Scratch Morton are mighty proud of themselves. They managed to deliver five mail-order brides to the New Mexico mining town of Silverhill in one piece. The town is so grateful, they want to make Bo their marshal and Scratch his deputy. Since they don't have another cargo of brides to escort, Bo and Scratch are happy to accept the jobs - and even happier to attend the weddings of the fine young women they brought here ... As it turns out, Cecelia has two young suitors competing for her hand - a well-off rancher and a low-born miner - but one of them is not what he seems. Tomboy-ish Rose has gotten herself roped into a cow-rustling scheme - with the wild young buck who's stolen her heart. Luella has a not-so-secret admirer of her own: a former journalist who's making headlines - with a gang of Mexican bandits. And the refined Jean Parker thinks she's finally found a suitable match in this raucous boomtown. But it turns out her educated doctor has a dishonorary degree - in killing. With marriage prospects like these, Bo and Scratch will have to fight tooth and nail to keep the ladies safe and sound - and a real shotgun wedding is about to begin ... --from jacket cover.
Clay Stevens desperately wants to reclaim his grandfather's land, using the latest techniques to bring water to the arid landscape. The last thing he needs is wild wolves on his ranch-even if they are brought there by feisty and determined conservation officer Lacey Montgomery. Lacey is convinced the ranchers and the lobos can co-exist, until Clay's nephew and his friends cause a landslide that injures some rare Mexican wolf pups and Lacey gets hurt too. Clay and Lacey have to work together to heal old wounds and reconcile community factions, if they're going to have any chance at the bright future they both envision.