This Violent Land

Description

THE GREATEST WESTERN WRITERS OF THE 21ST CENTURY In this powerful new novel, William W. Johnstone and J.A. Johnstone chronicle Smoke Jensen's early years, long before he became a legend . . . Kirby--later Smoke--Jensen has just earned his first paying job as a deputy U.S. marshal for the Colorado Territory and is sent to the lawless town of Las Animas. There, he finds a sheriff too cowardly to face the outlaw leader Cole Dawson, whose six-gun has left a lot of good men dead. Young Smoke feels no such fear. He takes Dawson down fast. Then the real fight begins. It turns out Dawson is only a cog in a crooked plot hatched by someone hiding behind the law. For a young deputy marshal, going up against the powerful and corrupt is almost certainly a fool's mission, but doing nothing is not a choice. When Smoke strikes, he's in all the bloody way, and what follows will become the stuff of legend. Braving bullets, blood, and treachery to face down the most dangerous outlaw in Colorado Territory, Smoke will earn a reputation for justice and the rule of law in a wild, violent frontier.

Details

Author(s)
William W. Johnstone, J. A. Johnstone
Format
Paperback | 356 pages
Dimensions
107 x 172 x 27mm | 184g
Publication date
03 Oct 2016
Publisher
Kensington Publishing
Publication City/Country
New York, United States
Language
English
Edition Statement
Reprint
ISBN10
0786036443
ISBN13
9780786036448
Bestsellers rank
759,687