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About Peter Brandvold
Western novelist Peter Brandvold was born and raised in North Dakota. He has penned nearly 200 fast-action westerns under his own name and his penname, Frank Leslie as well as Tabor Evans and, more recently, Max O'Hara, the name under which he has written the recent Wolf Stockburn Railroad Detective series for Kensington. He is the author of the ever-popular .45-Caliber books featuring Cuno Massey as well as the Lou Prophet and Yakima Henry novels. The Ben Stillman books are a long-running series with previous volumes available as ebooks from Wolfpack Press. Brandvold published two horror westerns—Canyon of a Thousand Eyes and Dust of the Damned, also republished by Wolfpack. Brandvold has lived all over the American west but currently lives in the woods of western Minnesota with his dog, Buddy. Visit his website at www.peterbrandvold.com. Follow his blog at: www.peterbrandvold.blogspot.com.
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Ex-lawman Ben Stillman is enjoying the treacherous business of retirement, until the past comes knocking on his door and he learns: once a lawman, always a lawman.
“The Ben Stillman series is a top of the line western with lots of mystery and always a surprising ending.”
Get your blood pumping with seven hard-driving western adventures through the American old west. Back out on the vast, violent frontier, Stillman is determined to implement peace and his swift brand of justice wherever he can. It all begins when Stillman is called to catch rustlers who are stealing ranchers of their livelihood – from there the suspense never lets up!
“A natural born storyteller who knows the West.”—Bill Brooks, author of Deadwood
Ben Stillman: The Complete Series, Volume One includes – Once a Marshal, Once More With a .44, Once a Lawman, Once Late With a .38, Once Hell Freezes Over, Once a Renegade and Once Upon a Dead Man.
Yakima kills a young bushwhacker who was trying to kill him one late rainy desert night. The problem is, young Weldon Stratton was the son of a very powerful rancher, Renee Stratton, who is as savage as she is beautiful. Renee vows bloody murder on Yakima for having taken the life of her boy despite the kill-crazy nut-case young Weldon was. Yakima finds himself wrestled to the ground by Renee’s ranch hands, stripped naked, and kissed with a red-hot branding iron by Renee herself.
Marked forever by Renee’s brand but armed with his trusty Winchester Yellowboy repeater, an Arkansas toothpick, a stag-gripped Colt .44, and a fury born of the mark he’ll wear to his grave, Yakima declares holy vengeance on Renee Stratton and all of her gun-hung ranch hands who left him howling in the dust, Stripped and Branded!
Deputy U.S. Marshal Gideon Hawk gives some bounty hunters a lethal lesson in how reputations are made when a beautiful prostitute asks for his protection.
“Nobody writes this sort of hard-edged Western better than Peter Brandvold himself. Gideon Hawk is one of my favorite characters, and this novel is a fine addition to the Rogue Lawman series.” – James Reasoner
A hunted man, Hawk has retreated to his remote cabin in the San Juan Mountains, hoping to simply disappear. But when young, beautiful Catherine McCormick comes to him alone in the rain from the mining camp over the mountain, he knows his respite is over.
A vicious gang raided the girl's camp, ravaging and brutalizing at will, and killing Catherine's brother. Catherine is willing to give Hawk anything, even herself, to hunt down the killers and serve up the brutal, decisive, and fitting justice the Rogue Lawman is known for.
Half Indian and half white, Yakima Henry considers himself lucky to have any job – even if it means just sweeping up the local brothel.
But when four hombres attempt to carve up one of the house girls, Yakima gives them a taste of their own medicine with his Arkansas Toothpick. Now, he's become the girl's protector, and is on the run from a vicious bounty hunter.
“Hooks you instantly with sin-soaked villains and a compelling hero. Yakima Henry has a heart of gold and an Arkansas toothpick.” – Mike Baron, author of Florida Man.
Yakima’s job gets all the harder when someone kills a prominent businessman and siccs two kill-crazy assassins on Yakima himself. Turns out that’s the least of his worries, for someone else sends even more killers bent on turning him toe-town – Yakima would like to know why.
It seems to be tied to the fact that the mysterious, treasure-laden canyon southwest of Apache Springs is being the target of more and more gold-hungry men searching for their own El Dorados. However, according to the beautiful young desert rat, Emma Kosgrove, the canyon was cursed by an Apache witch. The removal of the treasure would release the curse from the canyon and wreak havoc across the land.
RIDE THE ROUGH, LAWLESS TRAILS OF THE WESTERN FRONTIER!
Deputy U.S. Marshal Gideon Hawk was respected throughout the Territory as a lawman of principle – until Three Fingers Ned Meade threw him a curve. Meade killed Hawk's ten-year-old boy, and the grisly act drove Hawk's grief-stricken wife to hang herself.
Now, robbed of kin, Hawk sets out on a brutal quest to find the man responsible – at any cost.
Yakima Henry, half Indian and half white, ventures south of the border to save an old flame's brother from a Mexican prison – only to incur the wrath of deadly Apaches, scalp-hunting Rurales, and zealous revolutionaries.
“In the realm of slam-bang action writing in the Old West, the rest of us can’t hold a candle to Peter Brandvold.”—J. Lee Butts, author of Lawdog.
Get your blood pumping with seven hard-driving western adventures through the American old west. Sheriff Ben Stillman rides through the mountains of Montana seeking justice wherever he can.
“Characters you know so well you want to hold them, marry them, sit down to dinner with them... and others ya just want to choke the life out of.”
From a war with a clan of zealous killers, tracking kidnappers, bank robberies and illegal whiskey peddlers, one thing remains true – when you mess with Stillman’s friends or his family, it’s damn well guaranteed you have all-out war on your hands.
Ben Stillman: The Complete Series, Volume Two includes – Hell on Wheels, Stillman’s War, Once More Into the Breech, Once More With a Vengeance, Rattlesnake Convention, Stillman’s Gun and Stillman’s Wrath.
Yakima Henry is holed up in an old prospector’s cabin in the wilds of south-central Arizona, between Tucson and Lordsburg, New Mexico. He’s decided to cool his heels until fall, prospecting for gold and hoping for a little color with which to fund a trek into Mexico.
The half-breed wanderer just can’t shake Faith’s memory, however. Not even with the help of the firewater and pretty whore in the Busted Flush Saloon in the little nowhere town of Apache Springs. The firewater causes the crazed, jade-eyed half-breed to go into a rage and bust up the saloon and half the men in the town until he’s finally subdued and carted over to the local jail – locked up by his friend, Town Marshal Lon Taggart.
When Chiricahua Apaches attack a stagecoach bound for Fort Hell, Yakima Henry and fellow scout Seth Barksdale rush to defend it – only to discover that one of the fallen Apache is a blond-haired, blue-eyed white boy. This is shocking news to the fort’s commanding officer, Colonel Ephraim Alexander. Years ago, his family was kidnapped during an Apache attack, and his desperate search was cut short by orders to evacuate. If this white Apache warrior is his son, can his wife and daughter still be alive?
U.S. Marshal Flagg is not going to let Gideon Hawk, once deputy marshal, now Rogue Lawman, slip through his fingers. He follows Hawk to his hideout in Bedlam, determined to catch him. But he doesn't know that Hawk has the help of an old nemesis on his side, a woman who knows the feel of his touch-and the feel of a gun. And what he doesn't know could hurt him.
“Action-packed…for fans of traditional westerns.”—Booklist