"The story starts with a pitch-perfect piece of Johnson's trademark scene- setting and then roars off into the wilderness, hardly leaving readers time to catch their breaths...In some ways, this reads like a book-length version of the haunting, harrowing final sequence of Johnson's outstanding debut, The Cold Dish (2005). And when it comes to bad weather, western lore, and a chilling hint of the supernatural, few writers write it better." -Keir Graff, Booklist
"Series fans and readers who enjoy C.J. Box and other authors of Western mysteries will be enthralled by this electrifying and intense work; a triumph." -Library Journal (starred review)
Wyoming's favorite sheriff braves a frozen inferno as he races to capture an escaped murderer.
Well-read and world-weary, Sheriff Walt Longmire has been maintaing order in Wyoming's Absaroka County for more than thirty years, but in this riveting seventh outing, he is pushed to his limits. Raynaud Shade, an adopted Crow Indian, has just confessed to murdering a boy ten years ago and burying him deep within the Big Horn Mountains. After transporting Shade and a group of other convicted murderers through a snowstorm, Walt is informed by the FBI that the body is buried in his jurisdiction-and the victim's name is White Buffalo. Guided only by Indian mysticism and a battered paperback of Dante's Inferno, Walt pursues Shade and his fellow escapees into the icy hell of the Cloud Peak Wilderness Area, cheating death to ensure that justice-both civil and spiritual-is served.
In his epic saga of bloodshed and bullets, USA Today bestseller William Johnstone follows the violent trail of gunfighting legend Frank Morgan. Now this lone hero is about to come face to face with another kind of legend--one that stalks the woods of northern California...
>Half Man, Half Beast, All Terror
It kills like an animal. Growling Clawing. Ripping. The loggers call it "The Terror of the Redwoods." A local timber baron has put a bounty on the hide of this man-beast, and the woods are teeming with so many trigger-happy dolts and half-cocked drunkards that someone's bound to get hurt--and bad. Frank Morgan doesn't believe in such creatures and decides to get to the bottom of this tall tale. But when he meets the timber baron's beautiful daughter, all bets are off. Something is out there. Someone's set a trap. And Morgan just stuck his Bigfoot right into it...
Martine can't wait to spend the school vacation riding her white giraffe around the Sawubona wildlife reserve with her friend Ben. But when her grandmother gets a distressed call from an old friend, Martine's hopes are dashed. They must all travel to Zimbabwe, where Martine will face her greatest challenge yet. Local legend says that the last resting place of the king of leopards is the hiding place of the king's treasure. Martine and Ben must fi nd and protect Khan, the last leopard in the Matobo Hills, from the poachers and treasure hunters who will stop at nothing to discover if the legend is true.
This heart-pounding companion to The White Giraffe and Dolphin Song brings Martine even closer to her own destiny as the child who has power over all the animals
In the first volume of this saga of George Custer, the infamous general takes a lover among the Indians captured in his long winter campaign against the Cheyenne, risking marriage, reputation, and career for her.
Desperate to avoid a loathsome match, Zena Turku ran from the glittering
ballroom into a snowy night - and threw herself on the mercy of a darkly
handsome stranger. He was her only hope of escape, her one guarantee of safe
passage to her home in the Causasus Mountains. But Prince Alexander Kuzan
mistook the alluring redhead for a lady of the evening, the perfect plaything to
relieve the boredom of his country journey.
Only after her exquisite
innocence was revealed did the most notorious rake in St. Petersburg realize
that his delicious game of seduction had turned into a conquest of his
Though bearing the admirable fascination for culture clash that Johnson has made her signature over the years, Lulu in Marrakech is nonetheless problematic in its unbelievable protagonist, plot, and treatment of international issues. Lulu Googles refugee camps in the western Sahara and analyzes cocktail party gossip—her arsenal lacks fancy gadgets or files. The plots jumps implausibly from poolside flirtations to issues of kidnapping and torture, and Lulu's narration contains insensitivities to cultural distinctions that are possibly meant to highlight cultural stereotypes of American and Muslim women but instead come off as cartoonish. Finally, most critics noted that the novel lacks direction: is it a parable of U.S. foreign policy or culture clash, a love story, a thriller, or a comedy of manners juxtaposed with the world of terrorism and torture? While it succeeds in some of these genres, it fails to achieve them all. Copyright 2008 Bookmarks Publishing LLC
From bestselling authors William W. Johnstone and J.A. Johnstone comes a blazing new saga of Duff MacAllister. One man, forging a destiny. One legacy, sworn to justice. One name, branded in the heart of America. . .
The Legend Lives!,
The Scottish Highlands, 1885. Two men, brandishing knives, attack a young woman outside a pub. Duff MacAllister steps in and saves her—killing one of the assailants. Big mistake. The attacker was the sheriff's son, and now MacAllister is marked for death. His only hope: America. Here, in the sprawling land of dreams, Duff hopes to start a new life with his American cousins. Unfortunately, the sheriff's deputies are tracking him down—with nine of the deadliest cutthroats money can buy. Blazing a trail of blood and bullets all the way to the Rockies, Duff has to kill his enemies one by one—or die trying. But this time, Duff is not alone. He has a new ally by his side. A living legend of frontier justice. His cousin, the...
A long way from Montana Territory, Falcon MacCallister is back east, visiting his family, with Buffalo Bill Cody by his side. When the government asks both men to take a break from being famous to get back to fighting, Falcon and Buffalo Bill head west-into a hornet's nest of trouble.
A renegade Indian has followed his vision of bloodshed on a once peaceable territory. A land baron uses the slaughter as an excuse to clear out a valley. And the U.S. Army, trying to keep the peace, is backstabbed by a traitor. Now, Falcon and Cody are headed into this beautiful, vast and deadly land. A place where history, spirits, greed, and guns have come together-and hot lead is roaring like a prairie fire...
A Society Princess—and a Penniless Preacher? Felicity Kensington is preparing for the grandest wedding Pearlman, Michigan, has ever seen. True, her prospective husband is virtually a stranger. But the well-connected engineer her father hired fits all her marriage criteria. Except for one tiny flaw: it's the town's new pastor, not the wealthy engineer, who makes Felicity's heart race.... Gabriel Meeks left New York to avoid high society's foolish rules. Instead, he's immediately smitten with the high-andmighty Miss Kensington. Beneath Felicity's misplaced pride is a woman of genuine worth, if he can only help her see it. And nothing could make him happier than ensuring that her matrimony plan takes an unexpected twist!
Purgatory‚ Arizona‚ is the last place you’ll ever cross the law — as Matt Jensen discovered on his first day in town‚ when an unavoidable gunfight and a dead deputy landed him in jail‚ sentenced to hang at Yuma Priso
When shelter manager Lauren Vancouver finds out that her old mentor, Mamie Spelling, is an animal hoarder, no one is more shocked, and she jumps in to help re-home the cramped critters. But Mamie's troubles don't end there. She's accused of murder when the CEO of a pet shelter network is found dead. And Lauren's dogged determination to clear her former friend of murder may put a killer on her tail.
"Johnson fearlessly takes readers from . . . a cool innocent-abroad-with-iPod story to supernatural thriller. The tension ramps up exquisitely among cups of tea, library visits and the London Underground. The explosive ending is genuinely terrifying but never loses the wit, verve and humor that Rory carries with her throughout." - Kirkus
"There's a Doctor Who-ish quality to the book - in both its technology and tone - that feels completely intentional and appealingly fresh to the YA genre, but Johnson's biggest achievement is in having written a book that will appeal to fans of her earlier work, but also please SF/F readers." - Locus Magazine
"Johnson uses a deft hand, applying the right amount of romance and teen snarkiness to relieve the story's building tension. Departing from her previous works, she turns paranormal on its head, mocking vampires and werewolves while creating ghosts that are both realistic and creepy. A real page-turner." - School Library Journal
"Readers looking for nonstop fun, action, and a little gore have come to the right place." - Publishers Weekly
"A gorgeously written, chilling, atmospheric thriller. The streets of London have never been so sinister or so romantic."- *Cassandra Clare,#1 New York Times bestselling author of The Infernal Devices and The Mortal Instruments *series
About the Author
Maureen Johnson (maureenjohnsonbooks.com) is the author of ten young adult novels, including the New York Times bestselling Let It Snow. She lives in New York City.
Crime writer Matt Wells hasn't had much time for a career of late—he's been too busy fighting for his life. And now he can't trust anyone, not even himself.
His thoughts are not his own—his subconscious has been infiltrated and a single word can trigger hidden orders buried deep within Matt's memory, turning him into a killing machine.
The FBI aims him at the man responsible for his conditioning: an architect of Nazi revival and devotee of the Antichurch of Lucifer Triumphant. This man took Matt's life away and must pay.
Even in a nation rife with antigovernment paranoia and conspiracy theories, nobody could believe the things Matt has seen. In a nation infected with trained assassins and ritual murderers, only he can piece together the truth and save the U.S. from impending disaster.
Gangster Paul Grimes was a one-man crimewave with a breathtaking capacity to steal. Any villains who got in his way were made to pay—often with their blood. But when his son died of a drug overdose, the old-school mobster swore revenge on the new generation of Liverpool-based heroin and cocaine dealers. Against all odds, he turned undercover informant.
The Sante Fe Trail stretches from the Mississippi River to New Mexico Territory through the West's most savage lands. That's why a wealthy trader hires the mountain man called Preacher to keeps his trade goods safe—and hopefully deliver a flock of pilgrims to a Promised Land.
One Man Knows His Way
A young prostitute. The spoiled son of the wagon train owner—these are a few of the souls Preacher must protect. But then a rifle goes off at the wrong moment. A towering grizzly bear attacks. And both outlaws and Comanches ambush the wagon train...
Behind The Barrel Of A Gun
Now, the travelers are surrounded by predators of every shape and stripe. For Preacher, there is only one way to go—straight into the heart of danger, to blaze a killing trail of his own...