Bloodlands . . . It seems when a lady's called "Calamity," chaos follows wherever she goes -- even to the mostly peaceful railroad town of Mulrooney, Kansas. Martha Jane Canary's always been free as the prairie wind, tied to no place or person, so she never expected to inherit a hardscrabble ranch that other folks have been working. She might have even ignored the legal summons to claim her property ...if someone hadn't tried to kill her first. Now, whether she wants the spread or not, Jane's going to fight for what's hers -- taking on bushwackers, crooked lawyers ...and a woman with a cold and greedy heart, and a plan to steal Jane's land with bullets and brutality. But Calamity's got an ally -- a baby-faced Texas gun called the Ysabel Kid -- not to mention stony courage, a strong and sure whip hand ...and a mule-stubborn willingness to lay down her life for what's right.
The wagon train was heading for Backsight, the people looking to the West and a new home. Only Colonel Raines and his scout, Tom Blade, knew the danger that was stalking their every move. Then Tom Blade was dead, killed in an ambush, and Raines rode into Hammerlock to get help from the law. In Hammerlock he found four men who had been friends of Tom Blade.Three of them were tall men, Texans who would catch the eye in any crowd. The Fourth was a small and insignificant-looking cow hand who hardly seemed to rate a glance. Yet when he spoke, the other three jumped to obey. In his presence the gun-hung toughs of Hammerlock grew silent and uneasy ... for his name was Dusty Fog.
Since Thad Toon had put the 'Indian sign' on Ben Holland's spread, no cowhand would ride with the Rocking H's trail drive. Just to make sure, a rough-cut gang of killers had been hired to keep it that way. Then Dusty Fog and the Floating Outfit rode into Granite City, and Dusty decided to take up the dare ... and teach the Double T what Texas trail-bossing was all about!
Tom Cord was within three months of retirement when bushwhack lead cut him down. No lawman ever allowed one of his fellow officers to be murdered without making every effort to get his killer. Deputy Sheriff Bradford Counter, a modern-day gun wizard, had been Tom's partner; Woman Deputy Alice Fayde was Tom's niece.Together they began the hunt for the old deputy's killer. The search took them across the Rockabye County rangelands, through the slums of Gusher City's Bad Bit and into the upper-crust district of Upton Heights. At last the trail ended, with Brad Counter's gun-skill matched against the two professional killers who shot his partner down.
They were trying to cheat young Sandy McGraw. If it hadn't been for his friends they might have succeeded in depriving him of the ranch he had inherited. But Sandy's friends were the right people to have on your side. One was Red Blaze, who always managed to find more than his fair share of any fights in his vicinity. Another was Betty Hardin, granddaughter of Ole Devil Hardin and an expert at ju-jitsu and karate. And the third was none other than the man with the fastest draw in the west, Dusty Fog.Even so, the three found themselves in trouble over ... McGraw's Inheritance!
Dawn Drummond-Clayton and Bunduki were the adoptive great-granddaughter and adopted son of Lord Greystoke—better known as the legendary Tarzan of the Apes. Tarzan had taught Bunduki all his skills, and he and Dawn found they needed them all when, transported by the mysterious 'Suppliers' to the primitive planet of Zillikian, they had to defend themselves against wild animals and even fiercer human enemies.When Dawn was carried off by the servants of the Mun-Gatahs' High Priest and promised as a sacrifice to the Quagga God, doubted if even he, fearless master of the jungle, could save her from such a fate. And could he also prevent the curse of the 'Thunder Powder' from descending upon the planet of Zillikian?
This is the story of a Comanche warrior from birth until the day he rides off on his first war trail. It tells how he learned those things a brave-heart warrior must know; how to ride any horse ever foaled; to be skilled in the use of weapons; to follow tracks and locate hidden enemies; the way a man might move in silence and undetected; where to find food upon the Texas plains, and many other things.He built a name among his people by tangling with Piamempits, the Big Cannibal Owl, when only seven years old. At twelve he became the first Comanche to have had two Give-Away Dances in his honor at that age. Before reaching his fourteenth birthday he had counted coup on his first human enemy.His grandfather was Long Walker, famed war chief in the Pehnane band of the Comanche nation. Although the Pehnane medicine man named him Loncey Dalton Ysabel, to his people he was Cuchilo, the Knife. When the Mexicans along the Rio Grande came to know him, they called him el Cabrito, the Kid....
Colonel Charles Goodnight believed that cattle could be driven to the railroad in Kansas and sold for high prices to supply people in the East with beef.Not everybody approved of Goodnight's idea. The owners of hide and tallow factories could buy all the cattle they wanted at between one and four dollars. If he should succeed, their vast profits would be brought to an end.Austin Viridian went to Fort Worth with the intention of preventing Goodnight's ideas from being circulated. Soon after his arrival, he came upon a small, blond cowhand who was talking of driving herds to Kansas. Viridian had two hard cases with him when he went to silence the cowhand.The hide and tallow man was about to make a serious mistake—his 'victim's' name was Dusty Fog!
In this game, the winning hand is the one that holds the gun!
A cardsharp with a conscience, Frank Derringer comes to the crooked town of Tribune, Kansas, looking to even a score or two. But after cheating the cheaters who robbed a good friend blind in a fixed game, Frank's escape doesn't go exactly as planned -- especially after he hooks up with a sharp-shooting lady named Martha Jane Canary, better known as "Calamity." True to her moniker, Calamity Jane's soon leading Frank into a hail of gunfire that's surrounding a dead man's dying words and a fortune in stolen gems. Now, stripped of the one edge they've both always had -- the advantage of working alone -- Frank and Jane are riding hell for leather into a deadly free-for-all and a killer's ingenious trap. And it'll take a sharp eye, a quick gun, and a strong dose of gambler's luck to keep them alive long enough to rake in the pot.
FEARLESS MASTER OF THE JUNGLE marks the return of Charole, last seen plunging from a balcony at the end of Sacrifice For The Quagga God. Now she's determined to regroup before once more making a bid for power. Secretly leaving the Mun-Gatah capital she heads owards a quiet village but, on the way, is captured by a band of sea-faring Orientals, the Cara-Bunte. After demonstrating one of her 'terrifier' grenades and giving a display of fighting prowess, she quickly persuades her captors that she'll make a more valuable ally than prisoner.Meanwhile, the newly married Bunduki and Dawn are enjoying the wild freedom offered by Earth's counterpart. The couple move into their tree-house, capture and train a couple of magnificent zebras and deepen their friendship with the Telonga tribe. But the honeymoon period isn't going to last much longer ...The Cara-Bunte want their own 'terrifiers'. But Charole doesn't know how to make the 'thunder-powder' that fills them. At the end of the first...