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  • John Straley

    John Straley brings his storytelling abilities to a newlevel in this completely original period crime story. It's 1935, and Slip Wilson, rattled by the gruesomeaccidental death of a coworker, has quit his job at a logging camp, hoping tomake a clean start in Seattle. But along the way he rescues a woman and heryoung niece from their car in a ditch, and his life takes a hard turn. Thewoman, Ellie Hobbes, is an anarchist with big dreams-but first, she has to takecare of that pesky dead body in the trunk of her car. So begins the action that will take Slip, Ellie, herniece, and her noisy yellow bird on a thrilling adventure up the Inside Passagefrom Puget Sound to...read more

  • Max Brand

    Peter Dunstan is a big rancher who wants to become bigger,to control more land. So when he buys Dr. Henry Morgan's ranchland that hasbeen unsuccessfully converted to farming, it is his intention to return it toopen range. The only stipulation the doctor makes is that Dunstan must retainSandy Sweyn, who has more or less been Dr. Morgan's ward. Though the man is ofage, he is generally considered a half-wit, even by the doctor. Still, Sandyhas a fabulous gift: he can communicate with animals. The most refractory andsavage bronco will yield to his subtly persuasive methods even when experthorse breakers have failed. After Sandy gentles the totally recalcitrant gelding that Dunstanhas been...read more

  • J. M. Hayes

    Murder is unthinkable to the People-a Paleolithic tribemigrating across Alaska and becoming some of the first undocumented immigrantsto enter the Americas. For them, murder isn't merely tragic, it's forbidden.Murder poisons the entire tribe and puts it at odds with nature, the Spirits,and the mighty Earth Mother. A murderer must be found and removed in order toput the world back in balance. Raven is the aging Spirit Man to a band in which a member hasbeen strangled with a garrote. Worse, evidence of witchcraft is linked to thekilling-another terrible violation of the People's covenant with the EarthMother and the Spirits. Raven isn't a Spirit Man because of sacredly heldbeliefs. He holds...read more

  • Max Brand

    Tom Fuller-a scrupulously honest fellow, a person ofextraordinary physical strength, and owner of a savage horse, Rusty, that healone was able to tame-is generally regarded as a half-wit. He has beensummarily fired from every job he has ever had and even comes to regard himselfas a failure. He makes one more try when he is hired on as a blacksmith'sassistant by Boston Charlie. Finally here is a job that Tom can perform successfully,and his spirit soars. Oliver Champion, who stops at the smithy to have his wagonhorses newly shod, is impressed by Tom's ability. Champion also recognizes Tom asthe son of the late Washington Fuller, a renowned gunfighter. Boston Charlie,far from being impressed...read more

  • Max Brand

    This audiobook contains two of legendary Western author MaxBrand's short novels for your listening pleasure. The Valley of Jewels Doc Willis, despite the nickname, is just an unemployedcowboy in Daggett Valley, a place that holds many secrets from the past-includinga now-deserted mining camp. When Buck Logan lures Willis to the camp with thepromise of great riches, Doc doesn't even suspect he is about to play a part ina most subtle feat of deception. William Daggett, the man who first discoveredgold in the valley, is now a half-witted old man whom they will con intobelieving that he is reliving his past-for Buck Logan believes this man canlead them to a hidden cache of jewels worth a...read more

  • James R. Benn

    The thrilling story of men and women caught up in the death throes of Nazi Germany, struggling to maintain those things precious to them-life, an end to killing, and even sanity itself. Colonel Johann Faust has lost everyone he ever loved and feels he is going inexorably insane. He hears the haunting voice of his dead fiancée and the demons that roar through his mind as he perfects a plan to save Nazi Germany from defeat and insure a greater and deadlier new world war. Captain Dieter Neukirk, once a protégé of Faust's, is more concerned with saving the lives of his remaining men than in sacrificing them in a fanatical last stand. Meanwhile, Elsa Klein, Dieter's lover and the chief social...read more

  • Various Authors

    Between the end of May and the beginning of August 1864, Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant and General Robert E. Lee oversaw the transition between the Overland Campaign—a remarkable saga of maneuvering and brutal combat—and what became a grueling siege of Petersburg that many months later compelled Confederates to abandon Richmond. Although many historians have marked Grant’s crossing of the James River on June 12 to June 15 as the close of the Overland Campaign, this volume interprets the fighting from Cold Harbor on June 1 to June 3 through the Battle of the Crater on July 30 as the last phase of an operation that could have ended without a prolonged siege. The contributors to...read more

  • James Robertson

    Returning to the turbulent days of a nation divided, bestselling author and acclaimed historian James Robertson explores seventy fascinating figures who shaped America during Reconstruction and beyond. Relentless politicians, intrepid fighters, cunning innovators-the times called for bold moves, and this resilient generation would not disappoint. From William Tecumseh Sherman, a fierce leader who would revolutionize modern warfare, to Thomas Nast, whose undefeatable weapon was his stirring cartoons, these are the people who weathered the turmoil to see a nation reborn. Following these extraordinary legends from the battle lines to the White House, from budding metropolises to the wooly...read more

  • C. M. Gleason

    On March 4, 1861, the air at the inaugural ball is charged with hope and apprehension. The last thing anyone wants is any sort of hitch in the proceedings, so Lincoln's trusted entourage is on their guard: Allan Pinkerton, head of the president's security team, is wary of potential assassins, and Lincoln's oldest friend, Joshua Speed, is by his side, along with Speed's nephew, Adam Quinn, a jack-of-all-trades who's been called back from the Kansas frontier to serve as Lincoln's assistant. But despite the tight security, trouble comes anyway: a man is found stabbed to death in a nearby room, only yards from the president. Not wishing to cause alarm, Lincoln dispatches young Quinn-instead of...read more

  • George Sullivan

    When Charles S. Stratton was born in 1838, he seemed perfect in every way. But then he stopped growing. At age four, though a happy and mischievous child, he was just over two feet tall and weighed fifteen pounds-the exact size he had been as a seven-month-old baby. It was then that P. T. Barnum persuaded Charley's family to allow him to exhibit their son in his museum and tour him around the world as a curiosity. Tom Thumb, as Barnum dubbed him, was a natural performer. He became enormously popular and wealthy, more so than any other performer before him, in large part due to the marketing genius of Barnum. In this spirited biography-the first on its subject-George Sullivan recounts the...read more

  • Lou Cameron

    Dead men don't tell tales. Neither do dead women or children. And when their corpses have been dryin' out in the desert sun for fifty years, there's nary a whisper left of what happened. So when the six Mojave mummies are found near Esperanza, it's up to Stringer to get the story. But someone in Esperanza wants him to just plain git. First, there's that invitation to 'butt out,' signed with a skull. Then, the town welcome wagon wants to give him a buckshot bouquet. And when a hired gun tries to back-shoot him, Stringer knows he's up against a varmint as slick and deadly as a desert...read more

  • Lou Cameron

    Even a newspaperman with Stringer MacKail's brand of courage knows you can't cover a stalemated miners' strike without getting on somebody's fightin' side. But that won't stop Stringer from trying to get some ink on the gold miners' sit-down out in Cripple Creek. Unfortunately, the only word he's heard so far is vamoose. Seems the Mine Owners' Association doesn't take kindly to pesky reporters and would like to put Stringer out of commission—for keeps. That is, if Big Bill Heywood and his Federation of Miners don't do it...read more

  • Lou Cameron

    When miners dig up the Yana Indians' sacred burial ground, the tribe goes on the warpath. And after a couple of deputy sheriffs are found with so many arrows sticking out of them they look like porcupines, the miners grab their guns and axes. Even a little Indian war is big news in the fading days of the wild West, so Stringer rides out to investigate. But something just ain't right. For one thing, the arrows that killed the deputies are not Yana arrows. And the varmints who dug up the Indian graves aren't miners. Somebody has a stake in stirring miners and Indians up into a killing frenzy—and Stringer aims to find out...read more

  • Lou Cameron

    Usually it takes Stringer a little while to rile folks in a new town. But no sooner does he step off the train in Tulsa than some sidewinder is doing his best to turn Stringer into yesterday's news. The hot story in Tulsa is the oil boom. It seems you can't dig a grave without hitting black gold. And Stringer's there to write the story. But MacKail's never seen such a sorry assortment of low-down, hornswoggling bushwhackers because, as Stringer well knows, where there's money, there's outlaws and lawyers—and sometimes it's hard to tell them...read more

  • Lou Cameron

    Only Pancho Villa, king of bandits, is gutsy enough to make war on Terrazas the Tyrant. And only Villa would sell tickets to one of his massacres. A curious mob settles along the Rio Grande, waiting for a bloodbath. They don't know that they've wasted their two bits on a phony war. Only one man is wise to Villa's crafty fake—Stringer MacKail. The adventurer-turned-newsman saddles a fast horse and tracks the real war to Mexico's sun-parched badlands. The desert erupts in a hellish inferno of torture and death as Villa's fearless gang shoots it out with Terraza's battle-scarred army. A murderous band of Yaqui warriors adds to the slaughter. It's a hell of a war. And a hell of a story—if...read more

  • Lou Cameron

    When a legendary old gunslinger finally meets his Maker in some godforsaken West Texas town, Stringer heads to the scene for what he thinks is a routine story. But when he gets to Comanche Woe, it turns out he's landed in the middle of a dust storm of trouble. It's open season on wanted men. A wily varmint called Buckskin Jack Blair has crowned himself marshal. And murderous vigilantes and bounty hunters are crawling out of the woodwork. When the bullets start flying, Stringer can't tell the outlaws from the lawmen, but he had better keep both eyes open and his shooting hand ready if he wants to live to tell this...read more

  • Lou Cameron

    When freight trains conquered the West, the big, dusty drives of beef on the hoof became just a colorful piece of cowboy nostalgia. So when a cattle baron called C. J. Tarington aims to punch a thousand plus head through the unforgiving heat and sage of the Great Basin, some say he's a mite simple—or crazy—or both. Stringer thinks it's something else. And sure enough, a pack of bloodthirsty varmints is robbing trains all along the cattle trail. Out in the heart of this cowboy country, Stringer finds trigger-happy herders, lead-slinging bandits, hateful lawmen, and deceitful ladies. Meanwhile, the corpses are starting to out-stink the cow...read more

  • Charles Glass

    An account that redefines the ordinary soldier in the Second World War, The Deserters is a breathtaking work of historical reportage, weaving together the lives of forgotten servicemen even as it overturns the assumptions and prejudices of an era. The Deserters reveals that ordinary soldiers viewed "desertion" as a natural part of conflict, as unexpected and inexplicable as bravery. Men who had fought fearlessly in the mountains of Italy were cowering wrecks a year later in the mountains of France; a man who fled from tanks in the desert showed superior courage in the D-Day amphibious landings. Many frontline soldiers saw no shame in these contradictory reactions and sought ways to comfort...read more

  • Jim Nisbet

    From the writerwhose work has been called "truly, hellishly gritty" (Los Angeles Times)comes a gnarled mystery with shades of Philip K. Dick and James Ellroy. In a parallel near future, a ship named for a jellyfishsinks into the Caribbean with its captain chained to the mast. Left behind is alogbook missing ten pages, presidential DNA hidden in a brick of smuggledcocaine, and a nearly completed novel. Tipsy, the dead sailor's sister, and RedMeans, his erstwhile employer, travel from San Francisco to the Caribbean andback as they attempt to unravel a mystery that rapidly widens from death at seato international conspiracy. With verve and humor to match the Illuminatus! trilogy,Nisbet has...read more

  • Robert Nathan

    History professor Robert Whittle believes the world is aboutto end, though his devoted wife Amanda and young daughter Lucinda don't sharehis opinion. Consumed by his depressing prophecy, Mr. Whittle is suddenlydistracted by the alarmingly beautiful Penelope Andrews. Penelope enjoys theaffections of her boyfriend, fellow student Marvin Greene, but it's apparentthat Marvin is growing restless and contemplating other conquests. One evening the Whittles decide to entertain their goodfriends the Blaneys, and it becomes apparent that Mr. Blaney, though happilymarried, is having fantasies about Amanda. Soon after, Penelope, realizing Marvin'saffection is waning, develops a crush on Mr. Whittle....read more