If youâ€™re anything like us, then youâ€™re probably looking for some more dramatic and juicy Western stories to dive into after finishing season one of HBOâ€™s Westworld. Luckily, thereâ€™s a lot out there to choose from. In fact, Robert Knott continues with his New York Times bestselling Western series with Robert B. Parkerâ€™s Revelation.Augustus Noble Driggs and a pack of cold-blooded convicts are suddenly on the looseâ€”and itâ€™s up to any and all territorial lawmen, including Virgil Cole and Everett Hitch, to capture the fugitives and rescue the woman kidnapped during their escape. But nothing is ever quite what it seems with the ever-elusive Driggs. Finally free, heâ€™s quickly on his own furious hunt for a hidden cache of gold and jewelsâ€”and for the men who betrayed him and left him for dead.
Listen to an excerpt ROBERT B. PARKER’s REVELATION.
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Tap Duvarney lost his innocence in the War Between the States and then put his skills to the test as a soldier in the frontier army. Now he has settled on the Texas coast, working a ranch as the partner of his old friend Tom Kitteryâ€”and finding himself in the middle of a feud between Kittery and the neighboring Munson family.
Listen to an excerpt MATAGORDA
Dan Killoeâ€”over six feet of tough, raw, lightning fast man.Â Â He had a trail heard and a mass of settlers to get across unknown territory to a new land.Â Â Then he gave shelter to a stranger being hunted by Felipe Soto, scar-faced leader of the renegade Comancheros. This time Killoe was borrowing more trouble than he wanted to handle.
Listen to an excerpt KILLOE
Blue, the de facto mayor of Hard Times, a town in the Dakota Territories, takes in two survivors of the carnageâ€”a boy, Jimmy, and a prostitute, Molly, who has suffered unspeakablyâ€”and makes them his provisional family. Blue begins to rebuild Hard Times, welcoming new settlers, while Molly waits with vengeance in her heart for the return of the outlaw.
Listen to an excerpt WELCOME TO HARD TIMES
When tragedy strikes Cash McLendon, his instinct for survival kicks in; he flees Saint Louis. With nothing to lose, McLendon attempts to reconcile with an old flameâ€”a woman he was nearly engaged to but put aside in exchange for the life now in shamblesâ€”in a small mining town in the Arizona Territory. But he canâ€™t outrun his past forever…
Listen to an excerpt GLORIOUS
The year is 1878, peak of the Texas cattle trade, and the place is Dodge City, Kansas. Violence is random and routine, but when the burned body of a mixed-blood boy named Johnnie Sanders is discovered, his death shocks a part-time policeman named Wyatt Earp. And it is a matter of strangely personal importance to Doc Holliday, the frail twenty-six-year-old dentist who has just opened an office at No. 24, Dodge House.
Listen to an excerpt DOC
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