“The most critically acclaimed Western writer of this or any other time!” —Loren D. Estleman, five-time recipient of the Spur Award, praise for the author
All Ben Allison wants in El Paso is to buy a horse. But after the sale falls through, he runs into an old acquaintance and agrees to escort her son home to his father. But Ben is late and misses the stagecoach, and when it’s attacked by Apaches, the boy is kidnapped because Ben wasn’t there to protect him. Will he be able to fix the mess he never intended to be a part of in the first place?
A gripping story of action in the Old West from Clay Fisher, a five-time Spur Award–winning author and recipient of the Levi Strauss Award for Lifetime Achievement.
He was a legend with a blood price on his head both north and south of the border; a renegade, black West Point man now living among the hostile bronco Apaches, and waging a war of vengeance against two governments.
But when a courageous Mestizo priest with a desperate dream needed a man of strength to fulfill his vision, there was only one warrior fierce enough to turn to. It was the one they called the Black Apache.
For twenty-four winters, the blond child had been held captive by the Indians. Now rangy, raw-boned Ben Allison set out to heat up a stone-cold trail and bring Amy Johnston home.
He was armed with only an old mountain man’s map, a cheap gold locket, an ornery pack mule, and his army Colt. It was an impossible mission leading straight into hostile Indian country. Ben was keenly aware that the search for Amy could very well be his own death hunt.
Kirby Randolph was a tough mountain man. He had promised himself that he would get the wagon train to Santa Fe because Aurélie St. Clair was in one of the wagons. She was half Indian, the most beautiful and the toughest girl he had ever seen.
This is the story of men and women who kept the Santa Fe Trail open in the 1880s, from Westport, Kansas, to Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Yellowstone Kelly is an Indian fighter and scout like no other. The devil-may-care Irishman can pick off hostiles and quote the classics with equal ease and accuracy. Even the mighty Sioux fear him—or most of them fear him.
Sitting Bull’s main war chief, the dreaded Gall, fears no man, and Kelly has something of his that the warrior would gladly kill to get back—his woman.