Ride the River: The Sacketts: A Novel

By Louis L'Amour

In Ride the River, Louis L’Amour spins the story of a tender girl who has to guard her relations fortune from a murderous thief and educate him what it capacity to be a Sackett. Sixteen-year-old Echo Sackett had by no means been faraway from her Tennessee home—until she made the lengthy trek to Philadelphia to assemble an inheritance. Echo may possibly look after herself in addition to any Sackett guy, yet James White, a pointy urban legal professional, figured that dishonest the money from the younger lady will be like taking sweet from a child. If he couldn’t hoodwink Echo out of the money, he’d simply thieve it from her outright. And if she submit a struggle? there have been lots of injuries that can take place to a rustic lady on her first journey to the large urban.

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Les loups de la Calla (La Tour Sombre, Tome 5)

By Stephen King

Roland et ses amis pistoleros, désormais indéfectiblement liés, continuent de cheminer le lengthy du Sentier du Rayon. C'est là que des émissaires de l. a. vallée de los angeles Calla - un prêtre défroqué au passé mouvementé, trois fermiers et un robotic géant - viennent les trouver et leur demandent tips : les Loups de Tonne-foudre, des créatures monstrueuses qui arrachent les enfants à leurs familles pour les renvoyer décérébrés, déciment l. a. communauté. Les pistoleros sauront-ils voir que, s'ils épousent los angeles reason de l. a. Calla, ils pourraient bien se rapprocher plus qu'ils ne le croient de leur yet ultime, los angeles travel Sombre et ses mystères ?

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The Gates of the Alamo

By Stephen Harrigan

An immense, riveting, deeply imagined novel in regards to the siege and fall of the Alamo in 1836--an occasion that shaped the attention of Texas and that resonates via American history--The Gates of the Alamo follows the lives of 3 humans whose fates turn into absolute to the now-fabled Texas castle: Edmund McGowan, a proud and talented naturalist whose life's paintings is threatened by way of the conflict opposed to Mexico; the inventive, widowed innkeeper Mary Mott; and her sixteen-year-old son, Terrell, whose first shattering adventure with love leads him in its place to conflict, and into the crucible of the Alamo. the tale unfolds with brilliant immediacy and describes the pivotal conflict from the viewpoint of the Mexican attackers in addition to the yankee defenders. packed with dramatic scenes, and abounding in fictional and ancient personalities--among them James Bowie, David Crockett, William Travis, and normal Santa Anna--The Gates of the Alamo enfolds us in heritage and, via its awesome and passionate storytelling, permits us to take part eventually in an American legend.

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Hangtown Hellcat (Trailsman, Book 379)

By Jon Sharpe

Lengthy DROP, brief cease

In the distant levels of Wyoming, Fargo and a piece occasion constructing telegraph strains are bushwhacked, so Fargo takes a posse and offers chase. They prove monitoring the killers to a hideout choked with vicious males and one wild, willful lady who runs the complete damned gulch referred to as Hangtown. And if a reputation like that has ever been earned, the Trailsman understands this is often the time.

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Invincible

By Diana Palmer

He's every thing she fears…and every little thing she wants 

Mercenary through identify and through nature, Carson is a Lakota Sioux who remains to himself and not retains girls round lengthy adequate for whatever emotional to improve. yet operating together with his buddy funds Grier on a posh homicide research offers Carson with one other form of fun—shocking Cash's candy yet conventional secretary, Carlie Blair, with stories of his most recent conquests. 

Then Carlie lands in serious trouble. She observed whatever she wouldn't have, and now the face of a legal is kept completely in her photographic memory…and Carlie is the major piece of proof that may implicate a favored flesh presser within the homicide case. 

Her purely defense is Carson—the guy she as soon as despised. but if she learns that Carson is greater than only a tricky man, Carlie realizes she's endangered herself additional. simply because now her purely likelihood to reside capability wasting her middle to the main risky type of man….

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Famous Sheriffs and Western Outlaws: Incredible True Stories of Wild West Showdowns and Frontier Justice

By William MacLeod Raine

This in-depth assortment, unchanged because the Forties, tells of the main mythical heroes and villains of the outdated West. Get swept again to a time while sheriffs did their top to maintain order in a lawless land. examine the likes of Tom Horn, the “Apache Kid,” “Bucky” O’Neill, Tom Nickson, and lots of more!

Famous Sheriffs and Western Outlaws is a vintage for everybody drawn to background and what's used to be like within the outdated West. The aspect of each tale grabs the eye of the reader and does not permit pass. study the early tales of recognized foes like Billy the child and what he was once like from either a private and company viewpoint. in case you like tales of heroes and the folks who attempted to take them down, then you definately are in for a wild ride.

Novelist William MacLeod Raine remembers standoffs, shootouts, rowdy saloons, courageous males who secure blameless townspeople, and villains who positioned the “wild” in Wild West. Famous Sheriffs and Western Outlaws is a yes shot for somebody drawn to the background and romance of the previous West.

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Outer Dark

By Cormac McCarthy

Outer Dark is a singular straight away fabular and starkly evocative, set is an unspecified position in Appalachia, someday round the flip of the century.  A lady bears her brother's baby, a boy; he leaves the newborn within the woods and tells her he died of ordinary causes.  Discovering her brother's lie, she units forth on my own to discover her son.  Both brother and sister wander individually via a nation-state being scourged by means of 3 terrifying and elusive strangers, headlong towards an eerie, apocalyptic solution.

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Dogs in the Vineyard

By D. Vincent Baker

You stand among God’s legislation and the easiest intentions of the weak.

You stand among God’s humans and their very own demons.

Sometimes it’s greater for one to die than for plenty of to undergo. occasionally, puppy, occasionally you should bring to a halt the arm to avoid wasting the life.

Does the sinner deserve mercy?
Do the depraved deserve judgement?

They’re on your hands.

What is canine within the Vineyard?

The online game is decided in "a West that by no means relatively was"—loosely in response to the Mormon country of Deseret in pre-statehood Utah. gamers are "God's Watchdogs" (Dogs), who go back and forth from city to city supplying mail, supporting out the group and implementing the judgments of the real religion of the King of existence. this can contain something from providing new interpretations to the town's Steward to executing heretics. canine have absolute authority in the religion, yet now not in the legislation of the Territorial Authority, and so their activities can result in clash with the govt within the East.

Mechanics

The online game includes a type of clash solution, the place die rolls are utilized in poker-style bids.
Characters' information and qualities are represented via cube swimming pools. at the beginning of a clash, the Gamemaster and different gamers come to a decision what's at stake, be sure which swimming pools are acceptable, and people are rolled at that time. the nature with the initiative places ahead a "raise" of 2 cube, whereas narrating a element of the clash that is important to his character's place within the clash. The opponent needs to reply via asserting a number of cube whose overall exceeds the full of the cube that have been used to elevate, or "give"—i.e. lose the clash. If 3 or extra cube are wanted, the opponent suffers "fallout"—a unfavourable consequence to be decided on the finish of the clash. If just one die is required by means of the opponent, the assault has been "turned opposed to the attacker" and the die may be reused to elevate within the subsequent around. The opponent now starts off a around by way of declaring cube which the 1st personality needs to fit, and so forth until eventually one participant or the opposite provides. avid gamers may possibly herald new cube via "escalating" the clash, from non-physical (discussion) to actual (running away) to brawling after which to gunfighting. If the clash didn't commence with non-physical, avid gamers may perhaps de-escalate from gunfighting to dialogue, notwithstanding it happens purely infrequently. The GM's algorithm in clash is particularly uncomplicated: "Say sure, or roll dice."
One of the main effective points of the procedure is "Town Creation" the place the ethical panorama of town is specified by the shape of characters, their wants, and what they've performed to one another. this offers the GM the power to ensure that only enticing meaningfully within the city is fascinating and making wins or losses less significant to them. by means of representing the townsfolk and their pursuits, instead of featuring a tactical problem, the GM is ready to pose attention-grabbing questions of the avid gamers and provides them possibilities to pass judgement on their very own characters.

Awards

Indie RPG - 2004 - online game of the Year
"Dogs" is an seen selection - it manages to be an very unlikely factor. It's a hugely avant-garde role-playing approach approximately Mormon missionaries within the previous West and it appeals to nearly every body who supplies it a attempt. That's strange, and but thoroughly deserving."
"Dogs within the winery is a unprecedented online game that is morally weighty, consumer pleasant, and attracts on ideas from the full historical past video game layout. The textual content is just like the video game in play, compact, hard-hitting, and resolute in its force to alter your existence for the better."

Indie RPG - 2004 - such a lot leading edge online game
"Dogs within the winery has proven that even the strangest video game may be gripping, and has set a brand new usual for mechanics that includes an escalating conflict."
"Dogs within the winery: "here's what you do now." All video game texts might be like this. It blows my brain that telling humans how you can run the sport is an innovation, yet it's our greatest one this year."

Diana Jones Award for Excellence in Gaming - 2005 - Nominee
Vincent Baker’s canines within the winery is as spare as Greek tragedy, and virtually uniquely between roleplaying video games, it's designed to inform tales of comparable energy. utilizing the vintage framework of the Western, it units the scene for characters who needs to act decisively to revive morality to a global overgrown with sin. the ethical argument, neither handwaved nor infantilized, is the guts of this online game. Combining the simplest of character-driven, mental roleplaying with cautious consciousness to atmosphere and clash layout, in canine within the winery Baker produces an uncompromising exploration of justice and accountability, and a digital grasp category for online game designers in hitting what you shoot at.

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Ambush Valley: A Byrnes Family Ranch Western (A Byrnes Family Ranch Novel)

By Dusty Richards

"Dusty takes readers into the genuine west at complete gallop." --New York instances bestselling writer Jodi Thomas

Ride into an unforgettable story of valiant braveness and bloody clash from the Western history and Spur award--winning writer Dusty Richards. . .

They've Crossed the road. . .

Chet Byrnes has his palms complete caring for his family members and operating his ranching operation in Arizona Territory. yet he nonetheless takes his duties as a deputy U.S. marshal very heavily. Bandits were crossing the border, slicing a bloody swath of mayhem--stealing horses, robbing banks, and murdering blameless folk--then high-tailing it again to defense in Mexico.

For The final Time

The leader U.S. marshal asks Chet to steer a mystery job strength to prevent the raids and around up the border bandits--dead or alive. however the bandits struggle back--putting a five-hundred-dollar bounty on Chet's head. Now he is bought bushwhackers to accommodate, and while he is led into an ambush, it really is kill or be killed in a life-or-death showdown. . .

"Dusty Richards writes. . .with the flavour of the true West." --Elmer Kelton

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