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Thursday, October 25, 2018

NEW WEST 3

NEW WEST 3
The amazing popularity of current Westerns published under the William W. Johnstone byline have kept the Western genre selling in the millions of copies. Published by Pinnacle Books, who specialize in paperback original action series, the Johnstone Westerns made it possible for other Westerns to breakout, either from Pinnacle or other publishers. Over the next few blog posts, I want to point out some of these new Western from traditional publishers, and then move on to the booming realm of independently published and small press Westerns. Featured in this post...

SHOTGUN #1
C. COURTNEY JOYNER
A double-barreled avenger is born...Dr. John Bishop thought he'd seen his share of death on the battlefields of America's great Civil War. Then his quiet life was shattered when a gang of outlaws invaded his home, killed his family, and tortured him within an inch of his life. John Bishop's soul may have died that day, but his mangled body lived on. A beautiful Cheyenne named White Fox nursed him back to health—and a gunsmith outfitted him with a special shotgun rig where his left arm used to be. A strap across one shoulder fires it, while the chip on the other fuels his quest for vengeance. Now the man called Shotgun rides deep into the Colorado winter to find and kill the men who murdered everything he once held dear. The hunt will lead him straight to the heart of a fiendish criminal conspiracy—and force him to confront the violent legacy of his own outlaw brother.

SHOTGUN #2
THE BLEEDING GROUND
C. COURTNEY JOYNER
He lost his arm to outlaws. Replaced it with a double-barreled boom stick. Now, Civil War veteran Dr. John Bishop is armed for justice—and extremely dangerous. They call him, Shotgun...John Shotgun Bishop has tangled with plenty of lowlifes in his time—and he's got the missing limb to prove it. But few sink as low as his own brother Devlin, a crazy-mean cuss who'd steal the horns off the devil himself. This time, Dev's got his cold black heart set on taking over John Chisum's land, destroying the cattle king's dream of building a new town and laying down tracks for the railroad. So Chisum hires Shotgun and his Cheyenne partner, White Fox, to protect his investment. But when the Bishop family feud turns into an all-out turf war, Shotgun ends up on the wrong side of the law—stuck in the middle between the devil he knows and two deadly new players. Their names are Billy the Kid and Pat Garrett. And this time, there will be blood.

SHOTGUN #3
THESE VIOLENT TIMES
C. COURTNEY JOYNER
Outlaws left him with one arm, which he replaced with a specially rigged .12 gauge shotgun. Now Dr. John Bishop has the ultimate cure for evil—one barrel at a time...Even in the darkest days of the Civil War, Dr. John Shotgun Bishop never saw anything like the deadly plague sweeping through the Cheyenne nation. Diseased corpses dumped in the wells of the Great Plains. Women and children bombarded with infected blood during midnight raids. This is the new scourge of germ warfare, and it’s threatening to wipe out thousands of innocent lives. The culprits are a gang of renegades led by Shotgun’s one-time protégé, a doctor driven insane by the war, and now hell-bent on spreading pestilence across the land to witness the cleansing of the West.  When the psychopath frames Shotgun for the plague-murders, he’s forced into  a bloody chase, with a posse of lawmen, deadly bounty hunters, and a Cheyenne war party on his trail. Dr. John Bishop has only one choice to stop the plague, and clear his name—load up and start shooting.

HELL HATH NO FURY
CHARLES G. WEST
In the first of a trailblazing new series, acclaimed western author Charles G. West introduces the legend of a man called Hawk...To start their new life together, Jamie Pratt and his young bride join a westward wagon train bound for the Rocky Mountains. They get as far as Helena when their unscrupulous wagon master deserts them, leaving them as good as dead in a godforsaken, blood-scorched land. The other settlers agree to set stakes where they are, but Jamie and his bride press on toward the Bitterroot Valley, deep into Sioux territory, but they never come out the other side...Jamie’s brother, Monroe, enlists the legendary scout John Hawk to find them. A hardened veteran of the range, Hawk is living off the land in a little cabin on the Boulder River when Monroe comes begging for his help. To rescue Jamie and his bride, Hawk—and his guns—will soon be back in the saddle, riding fast and fierce into deadly odds. For any other man it’s a suicide mission. For Hawk, delivering justice is what he was born to do.

NO JUSTICE IN HELL
CHARLES G. WEST
From acclaimed storyteller Charles G. West comes a thrilling new chapter in the saga of John Hawk, an army scout with a tracker’s eye, a cowboy’s grit—and his own brand of justice...Three desperate women. One deranged killer. No way in hell is John Hawk going to sit back and let the innocent get slaughtered. He first meets the three lovely ladies as they’re fleeing in a wagon—alone—through Blackfoot country. What’s their rush? They’re being pursued by a wanted outlaw who wants them dead. Their only chance is to reach the Last Chance Saloon in Helena—and John Hawk is their last hope…Hawk can track down a low-life like nobody’s business. But this time he has to stay two steps ahead, keeping the ladies safe and sound until they get to the saloon. There’s just one problem: the outlaw got there first. He’s the notorious Zach Dubose. He’s waiting for Hawk and his girls. And he’s ordering them a round vengeance with a bullet chaser—and death on arrival.

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