No writer is associated more closely with the American West than Louis L’Amour. Collected here are two of his most exciting works, in their original forms.
The title story, a tale of stagecoach robbery and frontier justice, is finally available in its full-length version. Similarly, the short novel included in this volume, “The Rider of the Ruby Hills,” one of L’Amour’s greatest range war novels, was published first in a magazine, then expanded by the author into a longer version years later.
Here is a chance to experience the novel as it appeared in its debut, as L’Amour originally wrote it.
In the sequel to The Gunfighter’s Apprentice, former gunfighter Tom Patterson and his wife Betty are drawn into a scheme of assassination and avarice in 1880s California.
Patterson seeks to find and warn the proposed victim of a failed murder attempt. He hopes to discover the criminal intent and the malevolent men who are behind it.
Following a lead, Patterson’s travels to various locations near the Nevada border bring him close to finding answers to the conspiracy, but the search has deadly consequences for others and offers many life-threatening dangers for him.
Fighting for survival, Tom and Betty pit their skills, wits, and courage against a mysterious and malignant enemy.
After the defeat at Appomattox, Ben and Clint Allison were desperate to get out of the South.
Seeking riches, vengeance and violence, they struck out from Texas for the gold fields of Montana. And then they met Nathan Stark—a man just as bold, and even more cunning. Together, they set out to gain their fortune with an epic cattle drive through the heart of the Sioux Nation. It was a journey never before made by white men…a journey that might never be attempted again.