Louis L'Amour: Four Complete Novels: The Tall Stranger / Kilkenny / Hondo / Showdown at Yellow Butte
Louis L'Amour Four Complete Novels The Tall Stranger / Kilkenny / Hondo / Showdown at Yellow Butte Author:Louis L'Amour The Tall Stranger — Rock Bannon rode a steel-dust stallion that was as stubborn and leather-tough as he was. Scouting for a wagon train full of high hopes, Rock saved the Eastern-bred settlers from a brutal Indian attack. But they paid him back with scorn when he advised against following a fast-talker named Morton Harper. Rock B... more »annon followed no man, so he left the settlers to their promised milk and honey -- until they realized their mistake and had no one else to turn to. That's when Rock showed them what a real man was made of and, with a smoking rifle, fought to put down Harper's outlaw crew and to make peace in the virgin land that he called his home.
He came to the valley of the whispering wind a nun who rode with the caution born of riding long on strange trails in a land untamed and restless with danger. Kilkenny could find no peace in the valley for he came with a reputation for a lightning draw. Eager gunmen arose like coyotes to test him. One trigger-happy victim was a Tetlow. Old man Tetlow was a hard man driven by greed to build a cattle empire. Now he would use every ruthless killer he could hire to fulfill an even more powerful urge -- to destroy Kilkenny.
He was a big man, wide shouldered, with the lean, hard-boned face of the desert rider. There was no softness in him. His toughness was ingrained and deep, without cruelty, yet quick, hard, and dangerous. Whatever wells of gentleness might lie within him were guarded and deep... He was Hondo Lane, a man not soon forgotten by those he encountered on the danger trail.
Showdown at Yellow Butte
Alton Burwick was itching to make a big land grab at Yellow Butte. But first, he had to drive the tough band of squatters from the range. So he rounded up a bunch of killers for the job, and hired Tom Kedrick to ramrod the crew, never mentioning that they would be fighting innocent men and women. Suddenly Kedrick realized he would have to do something fast -- before Burwick's mob turned Yellow Butte into a wasteland.« less