“A skillful blend of legend and reality.” —Publishers Weekly on Soldier in Buckskin
In this duo’s title story, twenty-eight-year-old Dave Bradford is close to achieving his dreams. In an effort to expand his cattle ranch and marry Sirral Drury, Bradford plans to sell four hundred of his cattle in Wichita. But JJ Farman, owner of the biggest ranch in the basin, calls a meeting and warns Bradford he best not try to take the cattle across Texas Flat, even though it’s open range. Going around Texas Flat would add two hundred miles to the cattle drive, another ten to twelve days to the journey. Bradford knows that if he caves to Farman, who is backed by his hired gunmen, Farman will not only control Texas Flat, but all the ranchers in the basin. Can Bradford make it to Wichita without being caught? And what will happen if the drive is stopped?
Although Cole Rinnegar can little afford to leave his ranch in Black Cañon, New Mexico, he decides to make the ten-day trip to Rock Springs after receiving a summons from his brother Harvey, who he hasn’t seen in five years. Cole is supposed to look up a woman by the name of Mattie Foster, who he figures to be a saloon girl. Instead he meets a respectable businesswoman who runs a local bakery. Mattie has been hiding Harvey, who robbed the local bank and was shot. His dying wish is to return the money to the bank, but Cole discovers there are plenty in Rock Springs who do not want that to happen.
Someone is looking to wreck the nation’s economy, and they’re spending plenty to do it. With every lead going nowhere, Flynn’s most dizzying logic is put to the test.
Boston Police inspector and undercover international spy F. X. Flynn is back in this third rollicking installment of the Flynn series.
Finding himself in a complicated and sensitive dilemma, Police Commissioner Eddy D’Esopo summons Inspector Flynn to an extravagant country house hidden deep in the woods, cleverly disguised as a hunting and fishing lodge and aptly named the Rod and Gun Club. Unfortunately, Flynn hasn’t been called up for a weekend of leisure, he’s there to solve the mystery surrounding the death of a young and promising congressman.
Filled with America’s eccentric, uber-rich and powerful elites, all fiercely dedicated to the club’s secrecy, Flynn is quick to discover that this is no ordinary hunting man’s getaway, and just as he begins to uncover conflicting evidence, another member is found brutally murdered.
Inspector Francis Xavier Flynn, also known as international superspy N. N. 13, returns in this final book of the intelligently written, scintillating series by bestselling author Gregory Mcdonald.
Severely lacking in sleep from a recent bout of marathon investigative work, all Flynn wants is a proper night’s rest. Unfortunately, at the early morning summons of his frantic daughter, he’s off to the cemetery to rescue her young friend who’s in quite a peculiar bind. And as the day progresses, a curious collection of puzzling cases fall into Flynn’s lap, each one stranger and more urgent than the last.
As Flynn plunges into harm’s way in pursuit of the truth, buried secrets and dark motives come to light as he races to solve each crime and bring these seemingly disconnected matters to a full and complete case closed.
Infusing elements of dark reality into this richly detailed, comical series, Mcdonald’s first volume, Flynn, delves deeper into the curious character first introduced in the bestselling Fletch series—Francis Xavier Flynn.
Early one morning as Boston’s only investigator is returning home from solving another peculiar case, he has the displeasure of witnessing a spectacularly horrible show outside his front door: a massive aircraft, carrying over one hundred souls, exploding in midair over the harbor. Almost immediately, the Human Surplus League takes credit for the heinous act of terrorism. But “Reluctant Flynn” isn’t so easily convinced, unlike his partner and governmental counterparts.
Now finding himself at the whim of the tedious and ill-mannered FBI agents as they follow bunk leads and question all the wrong suspects, he decides to do his own digging, employing family and encountering new friends and old acquaintances along the way. As the truth begins to trickle forth, Flynn finds himself staring down a much bigger—and much deadlier—problem.
Johnny D. Boggs turns the battlefield itself into a character in this historical retelling of Custer’s Last Stand, when George Custer led most of his command to annihilation at the Battle of the Little Bighorn in southern Montana in 1876.
More than forty first-person narratives are used—Indian and white, military and civilian, men and women—to paint a panorama of the battle itself.
Boggs brings the events and personalities of the Battle of the Little Bighorn to life in a series of first-hand accounts.