Note: Hardback Edition has all three books. The Paperback Edition has two books, Book One and Three.
BOOK ONE – SMOKE JENSEN: THE BEGINNING
For the first time, an epic account of a boy born into a struggle for survival on the harsh and unforgiving American frontier, the story behind the legend of Smoke Jensen …
On the eve of the Civil War, Kirby Jensen is the youngest of three children living on a hardscrabble ranch in Southwestern Missouri. But in 1861, shots were fired in Charleston harbor, and Kirby’s father and brother went to war. Smoke Jensen The Beginning follows the Jensen clan during these volatile years, from Civil War battles to border state raids to the kind of frontier justice achieved only by bullets and blood. William W. Johnstone chronicles the early years of Kirby Jensen — soon to be nicknamed Smoke — as he journeys from boyhood innocence into a manhood shaped by violence and a young man’s thirst for justice.
Filled with actual historical events and legendary characters, the story of Smoke Jensen’s early years is a powerful, brutal and amazing American saga — the crowning achievement of America’s most popular living Western writer.
BOOK TWO – MATT JENSEN: THE LAST MOUNTAIN MAN
William W. Johnstone’s breathtaking Mountain Man series set the standard for Western adventure. Now a new saga begins as the adopted son of Smoke Jensen takes his place on the unforgiving and violent American frontier
BORN TO BE BRAVE
Matt Cavanaugh was nine years old when a band of outlaws slaughtered his family. Now Matt is 18, honed by hardship, steeped in survival and carrying the last name of the man who raised him: Smoke Jensen.
With Smoke’s wisdom, his own courage and just enough money to start a life, Matt Jensen begins a relentless hunt for the outlaws, led by the deadly Winston Pugh, who murdered his family in cold blood. Pugh won’t be hard to find; his scarred face gives him away. But Matt soon discovers there’s a lot more to vengeance than hunting down a man-and that in a clash of guns and guile, true justice is waiting just beyond a town called Perdition.
BOOK THREE – LUKE JENSEN: BOUNTY HUNTER
With his epic novels of the Jensen family, William W. Johnstone captured the pioneer spirit of America. Now he reveals the untold story of Smoke Jensen’s long-lost brother Luke, thought to have been killed in the fiercest war in our nation’s history.
Smoke’s Brother Luke: The Jensen Legend Continues …
The last days of the Civil War. With Richmond under siege, Confederate soldier Luke Jensen is assigned the task of smuggling gold out of the city before the Yankees get their hands on it — when he is ambushed and robbed by four deserters, shot in the back, and left for dead. Taken in by a Georgia farmer and his beautiful daughter, Luke is nursed back to health.
Though crippled, he hopes to reunite with his long-lost brother Smoke, but a growing romance keeps him on the farm. Then fate takes a tragic turn. Ruthless carpetbaggers arrive and — in a storm of bullets and bloodshed — Luke is forced to strike out on his own. Searching for a new life. Hunting down the baddest of the bad … to become the greatest bounty hunter who ever lived.
This is the sprawling saga of one fearless man who would stop at nothing to bring outlaws to justice — and freedom to America …