(Two Books in One)
FORTY GUNS WEST
During a trip back east for a family reunion, Preacher learns that even the civilized midwest can attract a mother-lode of trouble…especially when a gang of local bully boys decide to pick a fight. Now wealthy landowner Elam Parks lies dead – and there’s a $5,000 reward on the head of the man accused: the first mountain man.
The fortune in blood money has dispatched a small army of bounty hunters after Preacher. Now, back in his once-peaceful homestead in the High Lonesome, as he sights down the barrel of his ’33 Hall North breech-loader, Preacher is ready for target practice. And he can’t think of a more scenic place to pick off the bloodthirsty man hunters, one by one…
Long before there was a mountain man called Preacher, a young adventurer set off with a team of fur traders from St Louis for the time of his life. On a wild frontier, he sought a fortune. Instead he found blood, betrayal and the beginning of a legend. Armed only with a knife, surrounded by a fierce Blackfoot war party, the young man was forced to kill a warrior chief in an act of audacious courage.
But when a grizzly bear attack left him half-dead, he could no longer protect himself. By the time the Blackfeet found him again, he had been abandoned and double crossed, with only one last trick up his sleeve: the ability to talk himself out of an impossible situation – and into a battle for his life