tells tales of the frontier better than Louis L’Amour, who portrays the human
side of westward expansion—the good and the bad—before the days of law and
order. Collected here are seven stories penned by America’s favorite Western
The Black Rock Coffin Makers
in the isolated town of Tucker want the XY ranch: Jim Walker and the ruthless
Wing Cary—and one of them wants it badly enough to kill for it. It is a tale of suspense and danger, with
chases, posses, shootouts, and double-crosses—all for possession of the XY
Grub Line Rider
Sartain is an easygoing, peace-loving drifter. But when cattleman Jim Targ
challenges Sartain’s right to ride across an unclaimed stretch of meadow,
Sartain retaliates by deciding to homestead there. Soon, more is at risk than
land and pride, when Targ decides to teach Sartain a permanent—and
Desert Death Song
Nat Bodine had a choice:
to die by hanging or take his chances in the desert. But when a good woman
believes in a man, he finds the will to survive.
One Last Gun
Clyde was driven off his small ranch by a hired gunman. He worked odd jobs but
soon found himself being hired to use his gun. Now, he’s working for a land hog
in Red Basin who wants him to drive off a young homesteader and his wife. The
scenario is too familiar, and Clyde finds that he must make a decision.
Ride, You Tonto Raiders
is a young gunfighter who shoots a man who forced him to draw. To his surprise,
the man on his deathbed gives him $5,000 and begs him to take the money to his
wife, who is alone defending the family ranch. Guilt, regret, and wanting to do
the right thing lead Matt Sabre to make that ride.
A boy on
the brink of manhood, a resourceful frontier woman who has beauty as well as
fortitude, and a strong male character come together in this powerful,
romantic, and strangely compelling vision of the American West.
Law of the Desert Born
Shad Marone is a lone
gunman on the run from the law. He shot a man in a fair fight; but the sheriff
is his bitter enemy, and Shad knows he’ll never get a fair trial. He is being
tracked by a man named Lopez, and after three days in the desert it looks like
they’ll both die of thirst—unless, of course, some miracle happens. Download and start listening now!