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About James Reasoner
A lifelong Texan, Reasoner has been a professional writer for more than thirty years. In that time, he has authored several hundred novels and short stories in numerous genres. Best known for his Westerns, historical novels, and war novels, he is also the author of two mystery novels that have achieved cult classic status, Texas Wind and Dust Devils. Writing under his own name and various pseudonyms, his novels have garnered praise from Publishers Weekly, Booklist, and the Los Angeles Times, as well as appearing on the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists. He lives in a small town in Texas with his wife, award-winning fellow author Livia J. Washburn.
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A mixed-race outlaw gang terrorizes the border territory between Brownsville, Texas, and Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico, committing brutal robberies, rapes, and abductions of women and girls for sale as slaves to oligarchs in their homeland and points farther south.
After one of his friends from the Rangers dies pursuing them, G.W. Braddock swears vengeance and embarks on a one-man crusade to end their depredations, rescuing their hostages if possible, while caught unwillingly between government and rebel forces in the early days of the long-running Mexican Revolution.
“Reasoner hits the bullseye!” – Wayne D. Dundee, author of the Lone McGantry series.
Best-selling author and legendary storyteller James Reasoner introduces a man haunted by the past and fighting to make a place for himself in the violent world of the Old West.
G.W. Braddock was raised to be a Texas Ranger and never wanted anything else. But then he's stripped of his badge through no fault of his own and a corrupt system turns the vicious killer Tull Coleman loose on the people of the Lone Star State.
Now, Braddock has to decide if he's going to follow the law—or carry out the job he was born to do, even if it means becoming an outlaw himself!
Outlaw Ranger, Volume 1 includes: Outlaw Ranger and Hangman's Knot.
Lured by the Mexican government's bounty for Native American scalps, a ruthless gang led by serial killer John Grafton roams both sides of the Tex-Mex border, killing hapless travelers and raiding isolated villages, slaying anyone—Native, Hispanic, even dark-haired whites—whose scalps may be translated into cash across the Rio Grande. G.W. Braddock, at loose ends between paying jobs at the moment, teams with a survivor of one massacre to track the killers down and bring them to rough justice, dodging federales and rogue tribesmen in the process.
From one adventure to the next, Braddock soon becomes involved in the Chamizal dispute between Mexico and the U.S.. Unclaimed land on the border led to a 385-acre Cordova Island, described as a "haven of crime” and smuggling which remained lawless through the years of U.S. Prohibition, and now Braddock is needed to avenge a crime.
Outlaw Ranger, Volume 4 includes: Scalp Hunters and Six-Gun Island.
New York Times bestselling author James Reasoner returns to the Old West in this gritty, compelling action-packed saga!
A savage ambush – twenty men slaughtered in a brutal massacre and a fortune in gold stolen – was a crime big enough and bold enough to bring the Outlaw Ranger to the wide-open settlement of Cemetery Butte. No atrocity prepared G.W. Braddock for the evil that awaited him, stretching bloody hands out of the past.
From one showdown to the next, Braddock finds himself with an unexpected ally: an ancient Indian who claims to be the last war chief of the Comanche. This time around, their pursuit will lead them to a bloody showdown on the Texas plains, with the lives of innocents hanging in the balance!
Outlaw Ranger, Volume 2 includes: Blood and Gold and The Last War Chief.
A band of killers swoop down on a Mexican village, slaughtering the men and carrying off the women as prisoners. In Texas, a train is held up, American soldiers are murdered, and a valuable shipment of rifles is stolen.
G.W. Braddock knows there’s a connection between these two bloody incidents, but to discover the truth and keep the border country from erupting in chaos and violence, he’ll have to risk his life more than once in a maze of double-crosses and danger!
Stripped of his authority by corrupt politicians, G.W. Braddock still carries the badge of a Texas Ranger—with a bullet hole in the center to show that he’ll go wherever he has to and do whatever it takes to bring justice to the Lone Star State!
Outlaw Ranger, Volume 3 includes: Gun Devils of the Rio Grande and Black Gold.
Wild Bill Hickok may be gone, but Abilene is still a wild and woolly cow town in need of a strong marshal to bring law and order to its streets. That man is Lucas Flint . . . a legendary lawman sometimes known as the Rattler because of his swift and deadly speed with a Colt .45. Together with his deputy, dashing young gunfighter Cully Markham, Lucas Flint will take on any challenge that threatens the safety of the town and its people that he’s sworn to protect.
In this first collection of Rattler’s Law novels, Flint and Cody battle a ruthless criminal overlord who has taken over the town. A traveling circus visits Abilene, bringing with it unexpected danger. Cully finds himself at the head of a posse tracking down a gang of train robbers. Settlers want only a new place to make their homes, but a violent band of masked marauders has another idea. A half-Kiowa army scout visits Abilene, unaware that a renegade war party is on his trail. Lucas Flint travels to Wyoming to solve a murder and save an innocent woman from the gallows. Big-city criminals show up in Abilene intent on killing a famous pugilist.
Rattler's Law, Volume One includes: The Town Tamer, Deadeye, The Train Robbers, Rancher’s Revenge, Out for Blood, Shadow of the Gallows, A Solid Right Cross, and Whiskey Trail.
Wild Bill Hickok may be gone, but Abilene is still a wild and woolly cowtown in need of a strong marshal to bring law and order to its streets. That man is Lucas Flint . . . a legendary lawman sometimes known as the Rattler because of his swift and deadly speed with a Colt .45. Together with his deputy, dashing young gunfighter Cully Markham, Lucas Flint will take on any challenge that threatens the safety of the town and its people that he’s sworn to protect.
As a blizzard rages on the Kansas plains, an old buffalo hunter is caught in the crossfire between a Sioux war party and a clan of bank-robbing killers. A fortune in Confederate gold lures outlaws to Abilene. A young gunslinger bent on vengeance has a startling secret. A prize bull, a hard-bitten rancher, and a gang of thieves prove to be an explosive mixture for Cully Markham. A deadly Fourth of July celebration provides more than one kind of fireworks. A man sworn to uphold the law instead launches a reign of terror. A trio of mail order brides arrives in Abilene, but they bring flying lead rather than matrimonial bliss.
Rattler's Law, Volume Two includes: Buffalo Hunter, Rebel Gold, Devil With a .38, Hell on the Hoof, Gundown, Killer With a Badge, Six-Gun Wedding, and Big Fifty Justice.
Matthew Faraday is president of the Faraday Security Service, a detective agency specializing in work for the ever-expanding railroad empires. Hired to find out who is stirring up the Sioux and sabotaging the Kansas Pacific line as it builds westward, Faraday sends tough young agent Daniel Britten to the railhead, where he finds himself embroiled with surveyors, track layers, buffalo hunters, and a pair of beautiful young women. But there’s a killer stalking the railhead as well, and not only the fate of the railroad but also Britten’s very life depends on him uncovering the truth.
An epic Western adventure full of historical sweep and gun-blazing action.
West of the Big River: The Lawman
By New York Times bestselling author James Reasoner, the first novel in a new series from the Western Fictioneers, West of the Big River. The Lawman features William M. "Bill" Tilghman facing perhaps his greatest and most dangerous challenge.
West of the Big River: The Avenging Angel
Award-winning author Michael Newton spins an action-packed, historically accurate yarn about Orrin Porter Rockwell who is more than just a deputy United States marshal and a deadly gunfighter. He's a member of the Mormon Danites, the group of enforcers known as the Avenging Angels
West of the Big River: The Artist
Acclaimed author Jackson Lowry spins as entertaining a tale as any of those from Charlie Russell himself in this superb new historical novel.
West of the Big River: The Ranger
James J. Griffin, noted for his fine stories of the Texas Rangers, joins the West of the Big River stable with THE RANGER, a short novel featuring real-life Ranger Sergeant J.S. Turnbo.
West of the Big River: The Forty-niners
Charlie Steel's story of courage, romance, and danger is based on historical incidents of the California Gold Rush, and vividly illustrates a compelling chapter in American history, recreating a lawless era that exemplifies both the best and the worst in a vital young nation!
West of the Big River: The Bandit
Sam Bass was just a farm boy from Indiana, but he wound up in Texas and became one of the most notorious outlaws in the history of the Old West. Jerry Guin's historical novel THE BANDIT takes an unflinching look at the life and times of Sam Bass, from his almost accidental incursion into a life of lawlessness to his ill-fated end, and provides a vivid portrait of this violent era.
West of the Big River: The Doctor
In Tombstone, Arizona Territory, the town too tough to die, Dr. George Goodfellow is known as the Surgeon to the Gunfighters. Friends with the Earp brothers and Doc Holliday, his services as a doctor are needed in the aftermath of the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral. Goodfellow is handy with a gun and his fists, too, and he needs those skills to survive! An all-new, exciting novel based on actual historical characters and incidents by acclaimed Western author Clay More.
West of the Big River: The Sheriff
Outlaws ran wild in Apache County, Arizona Territory, until the day a long-haired, straight-shooting cowboy with the unlikely name of Commodore Perry Owens pinned on the sheriff's badge and set out to rid the county of lawlessness. Owens would need every bit of his gun skill just to stay alive as he cleaned up the territory! Acclaimed Western author Chuck Tyrell brings the illustrious career of Commodore Perry Owens to vivid life in THE SHERIFF.
Don't miss this great buy, eight based on fact western tales that will give many hours of great reading in one boxed set.
It’s 1775, and the Shot Heard ’Round the World has been fired. War has erupted between England and the American colonies. Sent north from Boston by the leaders of the revolution, brothers Daniel and Quincy Reed and their friend Murdoch Buchanan are supposed to join the colonists’ effort to capture Fort Ticonderoga, but instead they find themselves enmeshed in a scheme to hijack a valuable shipment of British munitions—and save a beautiful woman’s life in the process. At the same time in Boston, Elliot Markham and Roxanne Darragh are drawn deeper into the shadowy world of espionage, where unexpected developments will have a vital bearing on the war—and will change everything for them personally as they are stalked by a sinister, treacherous adversary.
The acclaimed series Patriots continues with the second volume, REBEL GUNS, another action-packed, richly detailed historical adventure novel from master storyteller James Reasoner. From the forests of Vermont to the back alleys of Boston, the dangerous early days of the American Revolution come to thrilling life in this fast-moving tale!
As the siege of Boston continues in the autumn of 1775, Daniel Reed returns to the city to search for his missing lover Roxanne Darragh, a risky move since Daniel is known to be a patriot spy and the Redcoats would like nothing better than a chance to hang him or put him in front of a firing squad. But Daniel’s love for Roxanne will not allow him to abandon his quest.
Unknown to Daniel, Roxanne has been taken prisoner by Major Alistair Kane, a ruthless British officer who intends to extract the details of the patriots’ espionage network from her, one way or the other. Even worse, this information is not the only thing Major Kane intends to force her to surrender to him.
Daniel’s cousin Elliot Markham assists him in the search for Roxanne while at the same time dealing with a new and deadly threat from a shadowy group known as the Liberty Legion which targets Tories in Boston, not out of patriotism but to further a sinister agenda of their own.
Meanwhile, on the frontier, Daniel’s brother Quincy and rugged frontiersman Murdoch Buchanan continue their pilgrimage to the Ohio River Valley along with the beautiful Cordelia Faulkner and Mariel Jarrott, as well as Cordelia’s father Gresham Howard and Mariel’s young brother Dietrich. Stalked by the crazed and bloodthirsty Reverend Jason Sabbath and his renegade Mohawk warriors, the travelers will face danger and life-changing events before reaching the paradise they seek.
LIFE AND LIBERTY continues the critically acclaimed Patriots series by bestselling author James Reasoner. Rich with detail, packed with action and excitement, the Revolutionary War era comes alive in this series from a master storyteller.