Friday, 31 December 2010

Black Horse Westerns - December 2010

Renegades Rule This Land by Dempsey Clay

When four pretty brides-to-be are in need of an escort to guide them across the dusty desert where they are to wed a group of miners, everyone tells them that Jackson Blake is the only man for the job. He has proven he can handle rustlers, bad men and border-jumpers. But can he master four pretty women, a band of deadly gunmen and a sun-blasted desert, all at once? Blake thinks so...but the Badlands figure otherwise.

The Venom of Valko by Michael D. George

For any bounty hunter, the most valuable prize around was the bounty on the Valko Kid. It was a fortune and as such it brought out the lowest of the low to try and claim it. On one moonlit night Sheriff Colby Masters led his posse to a narrow canyon ridge to wait. It had been rumoured that Valko was headed to the town of War Smoke. The large moon was at its brightest when the posse suddenly saw the rider below them. A horseman clad all in black, atop a magnificent white stallion that thundered through the canyon. It had to be him. But none of them knew that before the night was over they would all taste The Venom of Valko...

Dead-End Trail by Tyler Hatch

When does a decent, law-abiding man turn into a bounty hunter? When a forest fire wipes out his horse ranch and he's left with nothing but small change in his pockets and an empty belly. That's how it happened with Chet Rand, and when he came across the outlaw Feeney with a $1,100 reward on his head, it seemed like a gift sent from heaven. Unfortunately, others wanted a piece of the action as well - outlaws from the Cherokee strip, tough men from the local saloon and a greedy sheriff. Rand was all that stood between them and the $12,000 Feeney had stolen - a more pressing matter than the bounty itself. So it was inevitable that when guns were drawn, blood would flow and men would die...

The Killing Kind by Lance Howard

Jim Bartlett thought he could put his former life behind him and forge a new one as small Texas ranch owner but he was wrong...dead wrong. Someone from his past has followed him and is systematically and permanently trying to destroy his new life, piece by piece. With his friends and the woman he loves being threatened by a man who knows no remorse and no boundaries, Jim finds himself in a desperate struggle - not only to escape his past, but also to hold onto his life...

Badlands Bounty by James Del Marr

Hawkeye Hank lives a peaceful life in the badlands at Sweet Spring with his wife, Meralito. But he is a man with a price on his head. When bounty hunter Horse Soldier arrives at the Barren Rocks saloon he has one aim: to find Hawkeye Hank and take him back to Texas, dead or alive. Unbeknownst to Horse Soldier, three desperadoes from Texas are also on Hank's trail, and when their leader, Tod Ridelle, shoots Hawkeye Hank's brother-in-law, things begin to spiral out of control. As the desperadoes and Horse Soldier converge on Sweet Spring, Sheriff Watts fears he will not be able to prevent their crimes. Will Hawkeye Hank escape, or is he fated to be a bounty hunter's reward?

Bleached Bones in the Dust by I.J. Parnham

For twenty years, bounty hunter Montgomery Grant searched for Lomax Rhinehart, desperate to make him pay for an atrocity he committed during the dying days of the war. So when Grant's friend, Wallace Sheckley, told him that he had found Lomax, Grant followed him to Sunrise, but Arnold Hays and his gunslingers were holding the town in the grip of fear. Nobody would help him and, worse, Wallace had gone missing and Lomax was nowhere to be found. With Arnold Hays the key to Grant finding out what has happened to both his friend and his enemy, he must turn to his gun to get the answers he needs...

Gunslinger Breed by Corba Sunman

When gunslinger Clint Halloran rides into Plainsville to help out his old pal Jeff Deacon, he expects to put a speedy end to Deacon's troubles...but things don't quite work out that way. Halloran finds Deacon on the point of being lynched so he fires a shot which plunges him headfirst into his friend's feud. Now Halloran has a fight on his hands and his woes are complicated further by the crooked deputy sheriff Dan Ramsey - a man with his own axe to grind. Halloran refuses to give up the fight and vows to keep his gun by his side. Now crisis follows crisis...until the final shot is fired.

Fool's Play by Carl Williams

Royce rides into Jawbone looking for a doctor and finds nothing but trouble. But then how can he expect anything else when he lives by the gun? Royce signs on with land baron Yale Jamerson, hoping for a job that will give his conscience a rest, but Jamerson's plans to dam the river and charge tolls on the road lead the townspeople revolt. Now Royce is forced to choose between his livelihood and his conscience. Will he choose the right path, especially if it means a showdown with his closest friend?

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