Wednesday, 30 November 2011
Black Horse Westerns - November 2011
Guns of Wrath by Colin Bainbridge
Will Comfort has a burning mission: to wreak vengeance on the man who had him incarcerated during the Civil War. The quest brings him to the river town of Cayuse Crossing where he soon runs foul of the ruthless rancher, Rank Wilder. Comfort is increasingly drawn into the conflict between Wilder and the local townsfolk until he has to face the question: who is his real enemy? Others are caught up, including Annie, the woman from his past, Corrina, the woman in his present, the oldster 'Beaver' Bannock and the Reverend Bent. Comfort is not the only one to have to confront what he believes in and where his loyalties lie, as violence continues to escalate.
Cold, Hard Cash by Jake Douglas
It seemed the only way to get out of Red Rock Penitentiary was to die and be shipped out as a corpse. So when Dave Jarrett had a chance to feign his death and be shipped out in a coffin, he took it. But old enemies - and new ones - were waiting. They all wanted him to lead them to $70,000. That was when the brutal chain-gang he had left behind began to look better than dodging bullets at every step.
In the High Bitterroots by Will DuRey
They rode out as the snow began to fall, a party of seven. Their purpose to rescue a band of travellers trapped by an avalanche in the high Bitterroot Mountains. But once clear of the Montana township of Wicker it is soon apparent that the on-coming winter blizzards are not the only threat to success. The swiftly assembled group have brought with them their own grievances and evils, and there can only be trouble ahead...
When Lightning Strikes by Ethan Flagg
Shouldering the reputation of a lethal gunfighter has its downsides, as Lightning Cal Gentry soon discovers. Brash hotheads who think they have the edge are always eager to make their play. Hard-cases think that being a fast gun brings respect and fame- not to mention the girls and free drink. Yes, Cal knows from experience that it's easier to gain your place at the top than to stay there- and now he wants out. But shucking such a dubious state is more difficult to achieve than he ever imagined. Then Cal guns down Billy Vance in the New Mexico town of Tucumcari, an act which heralds the start of a manhunt that puts his loved ones in mortal danger. Now the help of the infamous renegade Apache, Geronimo, is his only hope of survival -
Jake Rains by Tony Masero
1889 Cuba! When his best friend and fellow Rough Rider lies fatally wounded, Jake Rains swears to care for his widow. The trouble is Kitty Cartright already has a protector, Chris Leeward, owner of the L double E ranch. Things don't look good when Jake arrives in Oakum. There is trouble at the Cartright place, but Jake and his new friend, Sam, are determined to put things right. Not only are they faced with Leeward's cruel riders, a band of zealous mountain men lusting for vengeance, but also the advent of the most modern of inventions. The challenge calls for old-fashioned courage on the streets of Oakum where Jake Rains must fight for his life.
Breakout by Greg Mitchell
Mickey Dole's gang have broken jail, killing and plundering in their bid for freedom and ranch-hand, Clem Shaw, joins a posse that includes a devious bounty-hunter and a reluctant lawman. As the hunt progresses, Clem realizes that the situation is not as clear-cut as he thought: not all his enemies are in the fugitive gang which is now divided amongst itself. There will be more deaths and shootouts before Clem unravels the puzzle and finds himself on the wrong end of a gun.
A Man Called Breed by Chuck Tyrell
Refused a drink and threatened with violence in a saloon because of his Indian heritage, Falan Wilder, the man called Breed, severely wounds Reed Fowley, and then takes refuge in the desert. Fowley's father and brothers give chase, but are no match for Breed, who escapes and goes to his homestead in Lone Pine Canyon below the Mogollon Rim. But the Fowleys will not give up. They hire man-hunter Dutch Regan to find him. Once found, Reed Fowley, and brother Bud, hire Robert Candless, a former major of the Colorado Volunteers, and a band of savage outlaws to storm Breed's homestead and kill him. Breed, his wife-to-be Blessing, and his protege, Sparrow, must fight for their lives, or die.
Travelin' Money by Logan Winters
At the end of a long cattle drive, Joe Sample runs into a little bad luck. A cantankerous steer pins him against a fence post, breaking his leg. So, Joe is laid up in the infamous Dog Stain Hotel next to Yuma pen. His money and the management's patience has run out when the door of the hotel restaurant bursts open and a wild-eyed man named Pierce Malloy walks in, his boot leaking blood. Malloy wants Joe to find a buried cache of money and give it to Tess Malloy whose husband had been hanged that morning. What choice does Joe have, being broke and about to be evicted? He had accepted a little traveling money minutes before prison police arrive and gun Malloy down. With the money and a map to the treasure, Joe starts out to fulfil his promise to the dying man.