Dead Reckoning and The Last Chance

Dead Reckoning and The Last Chance
Two Tales of Murder and Revenge in the Old West

by Mike Blakely

  • Publisher : Forge Books
  • Release : 2018-01-30
  • Pages : 512
  • ISBN : 1250189861
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Dead Reckoning and The Last Chance are two historical novels of murder and revenge from Spur Award-winning author Mike Blakely, offered together at one low price Dead Reckoning After a botched confidence scam, swindler Dee Hassard begins a killing spree that covers half the Colorado Territory. His first victim is the brother of rustler-turned-preacher Carrol Moncrief, who falls back on his former outlaw savvy to track the murderer. In the final reckoning, either the preacher or the killer will go to his dusty death. Last Chance Ross Caldwell is on the run from the Army and from his wife, pursued by bitter enemies from the Civil War. In Last Chance Gulch in the gritty Montana gold country, Caldwell finds refuge behind a sheriff’s badge, and passion in the arms of a sultry madam. His bloody past catches up with him when the town’s stagecoach turns out to be run by the murderous ex-soldier who’s sworn to plant Caldwell six feet deep . . . and when his wife comes looking for him as well. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Dead Reckoning

Dead Reckoning
A Book

by Mike Blakely

  • Publisher : Forge Books
  • Release : 1997-01-15
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 1466836113
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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After a botched confidence scam, swindler Dee Hassard begins a killing spree that covers half of the Colorado Territory. His first victim is the brother of rustler-turned-preacher Carrol Moncrief. Now Carrol must fall back on his former outlaw savvy to track the murderer down. As the manhunt drifts mysteriously toward a legendary wilderness landmark known as the Mount of Snowy Cross, it embroils a number of men and women whose lives it will change forever. In the final reckoning, either the preacher or the killer must go to his dusty death. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Dead Reckoning

Dead Reckoning
Valkyrie Series

by K. Perkins

  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Pub
  • Release : 2012-08-29
  • Pages : 366
  • ISBN : 1479155489
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Dead Reckoning is an historical adventure of piracy, love and revenge in the Caribbean in the Seventeenth Century.Leo is born in Spanish Panama in 1659. When he is twelve years old he witnesses the violent rape and murder of his mother by three of the Caribbean's most feared pirates: Tarr, Blake and Hornigold, and swears revenge at all costs.Gabriella is trapped in an abusive marriage to a ruthless Dutch slave trader, who is in business with the same English cut-throats. She risks all to escape with her life.Leo and Gabriella meet aboard one of the most horrific ships in the Caribbean – a slaver – and join forces against their common enemy. They face a number of challenges as they battle not only the risks of a life at sea, including storm, drowning, and being adrift in a crippled ship, but also repeated attacks by Blake and Hornigold.But their biggest threat proves to be each other. Can they reconcile their hearts in time for the fiercest battle in their quest of revenge, and survive the gallows?Dead Reckoning was long-listed in the 2011 Mslexia Novel Competition."Wow, what a fantastic story. It's a swashbuckler with a sweeping narrative, full of sea battles, drama, revenge, and love""Ms. Perkins is a sensational storyteller, knowing how to grab your attention, and hold onto you throughout""This is an epic pirate adventure, that is wrought with romance, anguish, fighting and revenge.I was immediately drawn into the story of both Leo and Gabrielle, and fell in-love with both their horrific stories. Their lives eventually collide together and so begins a romance like no other.""So enraptured with this story and its characters that I be became a little lost within it's pages"."K. A. Perkins takes romance, adventure and historical fractions to create a splendid tale.""Some might say that it's a Bernard Cornwell type tale of adventure on the high seas, but it is much more than that. Rather than painting pirates as the swashbuckling adventurers that some authors do, Perkins portrays them as they truly were - violent, bloodthirsty, predators. That credibility is a large part of Dead Reckonings charm""Dead Reckoning is an excellent read and I look forward to reading the other books in Ms. Perkins' series""Dead Reckoning is not a fast read. It is a deeply involving kind of story. One must give it full attention to get the span of the plot and appreciate the different characters. There are different plot lines that blend into the story, each one driving the story forward toward a satisfying finish.""I have not read the first book in this series but this book was a stand alone adventure which really took my interest. The writing is very stylish and the pace and characterisation are good.It is an exciting historical tale played out in the Caribbean on land and at sea. The story has obviously been researched very well and gives you a feeling of authenticity in the facts and places, the ports and the mixtures of peoples.There are life or death battles and romance throughout the book and you will be laughing and also moved to tears in parts.The two heroes, Leo and Gabriella have overcome very difficult traumatic beginnings which they manage to overcome, and grow in character as the story moves forward."

The Last Chance

The Last Chance
A Book

by Mike Blakely

  • Publisher : Forge Books
  • Release : 1995-07-15
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 1466836156
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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When Indians massacre an army troop, Ross Caldwell's wife fears he's among the victims. But Caldwell is on the run, pursued by bitter enemies from the Civil War. Caldwell finds refuge in the arms of the sultry madam of Last Chance Gulch. But his bloody past catches up with him. A murderous ex-soldier is on his trail, and his wife has tracked him down as well. . . At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Dead Reckoning

Dead Reckoning
A Book

by Charlaine Harris

  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2011-05-03
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN : 1101514388
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Caught up in the politics of the vampire world, psychic Sookie Stackhouse learns that she is as much of a pawn as any ordinary human in this novel in the #1 New York Times bestselling series—the inspiration for the HBO® original series True Blood. With her knack for being in trouble’s way, Sookie witnesses the firebombing of Merlotte’s, the bar where she works. Since Sam Merlotte is now known to be two-natured, suspicion falls immediately on the anti-shifters in the area. Sookie suspects otherwise, but her attention is divided when she realizes that her lover, Eric Northman, and his “child” Pam are plotting to kill the vampire who is now their master. Gradually, Sookie is drawn into the plot—which is much more complicated than she knows...

Dead Reckoning

Dead Reckoning

by P X Duke

  • Publisher : P X Duke
  • Release : 2012-06-25
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 098695585X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Dead Reckoning

Dead Reckoning
A Book

by Jeff Dawson

  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2012-08-16
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 1780224885
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The dramatic story of the sinking of the Dunedin Star November 9th, 1942. Amid the cloaking gloom of the Liverpool docks lay the Dunedin Star. A ship of the Blue Star Line, she was bound for the Middle East, her consignment of munitions for the 8th Army supplemented by twenty-one fare-paying civilians escaping the Blitz for the colonies, all forced to take the long haul round the Cape. As an unescorted merchantman sailing U-boat infested waters, Dunedin Star's passage was, at best, a risky undertaking. But her eventual fate was to defy all expectation. Three weeks into her voyage, her hull mysteriously holed, Dunedin Star ran aground off Namibia's infamous Skeleton Coast - five hundred miles of raging surf and burning desert, the most violent and desolate shore on earth. Sixty-three men, women and children were to defy mountainous waves and unfathomable odds to reach land . . . but their struggle for survival had only just begun. From interviews with survivors, eyewitness testimony, historical resources and personal journals, Dawson skilfully reconstructs the Dunedin Star's doomed voyage, the terror of the wilderness and the painstaking rescue missions. From the grim waters of the North Atlantic to the blistering African wastes, he narrates a classic tale of pluck, set against the backdrop of World War II.

Dead Reckoning

Dead Reckoning
A Book

by Caitlin Rother

  • Publisher : Pinnacle Books
  • Release : 2011-02-01
  • Pages : 480
  • ISBN : 0786027851
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Good Couple Happy and retired, Tom and Jackie Hawks lived a charmed life in sunny Southern California. They were delighted when former child star Skylar Deleon and his pregnant wife Jennifer offered cash to purchase their 55-foot yacht The Well Deserved. . . Bad Couple But a trial voyage turned into a nightmare. Out at sea, the Hawkses begged for their lives as they were forced to sign everything over to Skylar. In return, they were tied to the ship's anchor and thrown overboard--alive. . . Dead Couple Skylar and Jennifer's twisted story became even more shocking when Skylar's unusual sexual motivations were revealed in court. After killing a man while out of jail on work furlough, he reportedly tried to hire hits from prison on four witnesses, including his father. . . For this former child actor, the answer to "Where Are They Now?" is Death Row. "A thrilling account of murder and mayhem." --M. William Phelps "A chilling read by a writer at the top of her game." --Gregg Olsen "A breathless tale of unthinkable events that no true crime fan should miss." --Katherine Ramsland 16 Pages Of Shocking Photos!

Dead Reckoning

Dead Reckoning
A Book

by Ronie Kendig

  • Publisher : Abingdon Press
  • Release : 2010
  • Pages : 399
  • ISBN : 142670058X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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When Shiloh Blake's first large-scale underwater archeological dig traps her in the middle of an international nuclear arms clash, she is forced to flee for her life into the streets of Mumbai, India. Is the man trailng her an enemy, or is he sent by her CIA father to protect her? Whoever he is, the only way to end this nighmare and prevent a nuclear meltdown is to join forces with former Navy SEAL Reece Jaxon.

Dead Reckoning

Dead Reckoning

by Michael Smart

  • Publisher : Michael Smart
  • Release : 2014-02-21
  • Pages : 342
  • ISBN : 099140081X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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When a friend is gunned down in a Bequia boatyard, and a visiting tourist vanishes, a man with a secretive past hunts the persons responsible at the risk of exposing his hideaway, resurrecting personal demons, and confronting a nemesis from his past who threatens everyone he holds dear.

Dead Reckoning in Frederick

Dead Reckoning in Frederick
A Book

by P. J. Allen

  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Release : 2017-07-06
  • Pages : 338
  • ISBN : 152469553X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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When Kayla Dunn, photographer for the Dulany Paranormal Team, discovers a murdered girl in Carroll Creek, no one believes that there is any connection between the victim and the teams challenging assignment from the Frederick County Landmarks Foundation. As paranormal activities continue to increase in Fredericks heritage homes and buildings, it becomes apparent that the spirits have a message, which arrives in the form of a trompe loeil, a three-dimensional painting meaning to deceive the eye. Nick Nucci, the detective assigned to the murder case begins to work with the team after Kaylas photos reveal a live person lurking among the shadows belonging to the spirits. He is able to uncover a web of transgressions that point to secret business dealings reflecting misdeeds of long past. Because of the mixed history of slavery and abolition and the strategic location of Frederick, Maryland, during the Civil War, many residents fought and perished, carrying both guilt and passion into the afterlife. Now spirits of the past have returned to haunt the present, revealing a shocking secret worth killing for and to summon a reckoning in Frederick.

Map Reading and Land Navigation

Map Reading and Land Navigation
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1993
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The New Destroyer: Dead Reckoning

The New Destroyer: Dead Reckoning
A Book

by Warren Murphy,James Mullaney

  • Publisher : Tor Books
  • Release : 2008-04-01
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 1466800933
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Death takes no holidays. So small it can't be seen with the naked eye. So deadly it can wipe out millions in minutes. If you breathe it, you're already dead... A daring daylight prison break at a top security federal penitentiary frees the infamous "20th hijacker," the only 9/11 terrorist to miss his flight that September morning. It seems Mustafa Mohammed's been hiding a toxic secret right under the noses of federal authorities. Soon, hundreds start dying throughout the country; the CDC classifies the virus responsible as "UNKNOWN." Luckily, Dr. Harold W. Smith always knows the most effective treatment for what ails America, and dispatches Remo Williams and his mentor, the magnificent Chiun, to administer the cure. But this time, the usual prescription might not be strong enough. Remo wants to destroy the bio-weapon. The antiwar crowd wants to steal it, the Iranians want to duplicate it, and poor little Mustafa just wants to use it to obliterate an American city and please his supernatural boss: a sinister figure with a skull-like face hell-bent on eliminating mankind. With millions of lives in the balance, this is one day the Destroyer can't call in sick. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Dead Reckoning

Dead Reckoning
A Book

by Don Pendleton

  • Publisher : Gold Eagle
  • Release : 2015-10-01
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 1460385462
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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FINAL PAYBACK The United States consulate in Jordan is firebombed, its staff mercilessly killed. With the group responsible scattered to hideouts in war-torn hot spots around the globe, Mack Bolan has to hit these terrorists hard before they can warn one another. Soon Bolan is turning safe houses and desert refuges into killing fields as he battles to take down the terrorists three by three. But the last of the group vanishes just as Bolan discovers their ultimate target: an international conference in Switzerland headed by the American President. The world's leaders are caught in the crosshairs, and the Executioner has to stop the splinter group before they strike a global deathblow.

Dead Reckoning

Dead Reckoning
A Book

by Rachelle McCalla

  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Release : 2011-07-01
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 1459208668
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Risky maneuvers are no novelty for stunt pilot Ginny McCutcheon… until danger follows her to the ground. Someone's targeting Ginny— and former air force pilot Ben McAlister won't rest until he ?nds the culprit. He'll stay glued to Ginny's side until she's safe, whether the stubborn beauty accepts him there or not. Ginny tries to resent Ben's protectiveness—and instead finds herself falling for the man whose fierce determination so perfectly matches hers. But trusting Ben means going home, something she can't bear to do. Until someone gets very close to grounding her—and Ben—forever.

A sailor's sweetheart

A sailor's sweetheart
A Book

by William Clark Russell

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1880
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Summer of Pearls and Spanish Blood

Summer of Pearls and Spanish Blood
Two Complete Novels

by Mike Blakely

  • Publisher : Forge Books
  • Release : 2015-12-29
  • Pages : 480
  • ISBN : 0765387344
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Two memorable novels from Spur Award-winning author Mike Blakely at one low price Summer of Pearls The coming of the railroad nearly spelled the end of the riverboat community of Port Caddo until the Great Caddo Lake Pearl Rush of 1874. Ben Crowell remembers it well: that summer, he fell in love. That autumn, Judd Kelso, a local riverboat owner, was killed. The pearl rush was over within a few months, but Judd Kelso's murder remained unsolved, and only Ben Crowell seemed interested in finding out who killed Kelso and why. Spanish Blood In 1870, Bart Young heads for the New Mexico Territory, where he has heard men are making fortunes overnight in land speculation on the old Spanish grants. He expects to be rich before the year is out. But the ranchers are stubborn, the local officials are corrupt, and Bart isn't the first hopeful to arrive. His dream seems a lost cause . . . until he stumbles onto evidence of a lost grant bigger than he could have ever imagined: the entire Sacramento Mountain Range. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

A Sinister Splendor

A Sinister Splendor
A Mexican War Novel

by Mike Blakely

  • Publisher : Forge Books
  • Release : 2019-02-19
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN : 1429943610
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Pairing extensive research with a brilliance for reviving the past in gripping narrative, Spur Award-winning author Mike Blakely has penned an epic, historical novelization of the Mexican-American War in A Sinister Splendor 1845. Texas joins the union. Mexico threatens war over the disputed Texas border. But much more than the Rio Grande Valley lies at stake—expansionists dream of an America that sprawls all the way to the Pacific Coast. Can a conflict with an already war-torn Mexico satisfy this lust for territory? President James K. Polk sends troops the Texas border to test Mexico’s appetite for war. General Zachary Taylor, known as “Old Rough and Ready,” leads the invasion south. A 24-year-old lieutenant named Ulysses S. Grant gets his first taste of battle. Texas Rangers John Coffee Hays and Sam Walker expand their reputations as fearless fighting men. An Irishman, John Riley, quits the U.S. Army—along with hundreds of other mistreated immigrant soldiers—and forms a Mexican battalion of U.S. deserters. Army laundress Sarah Bowman is celebrated as a heroine on her way to becoming a frontier legend. The infamous Mexican warlord, General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna, returns to power through intrigue and political persuasion. The Mexican-American war becomes the heroic proving ground for future Civil War generals and presidents of the United States, Mexico and the Confederacy. But the glories of victory are tempered by the horrors of war—lives lost, bodies battered, souls shattered, dreams crushed, whole cities razed and innocence forever dashed. With a sinister splendor two very different cultures clash in an epic adventure of duty, patriotism and courage to the death. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

A Song to Die For

A Song to Die For
A Book

by Mike Blakely

  • Publisher : Forge Books
  • Release : 2014-11-18
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 1429944897
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A Song to Die For -- a rousing tale mixing love, music, and mystery from Spur Award–winning author Mike Blakely. It's 1975 and guitarist and singer/songwriter Creed Mason hopes to ride the new wave of Texas-style, Austin-based country music all the way back to the big time. A one-hit wonder whose Nashville career was cut short by a trip to Vietnam, Creed is desperate to get back into the business. His break arrives when a country legend, Luster Burnett, comes out of a fifteen-year retirement for one last album and tour in order to pay off a huge debt to the I.R.S. As Luster's new guitarist and band manager, Creed jumps at the chance of a lifetime. Rosa Martini, a beautiful young mob princess from Las Vegas, is found dead just outside of Austin. Texas Ranger Captain Hooley Johnson looks into the case, only to find a second young woman murdered—a friend of Rosa's. To complicate things, Rosa's adoptive brother, mob hit man Franco Martini, is spotted nosing around Austin in the wake of the murders. Soon it appears to Johnson, and to Creed, that the mob-related murders and the band are somehow connected. When the band wins an unexpected booking at the biggest casino in Vegas, Creed begins to wonder what kind of contract his band is being set up for—a major-label recording deal, or a mob hit? At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Come Sundown

Come Sundown
A Book

by Mike Blakely

  • Publisher : Forge Books
  • Release : 2007-11-27
  • Pages : 480
  • ISBN : 146682008X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Reluctant hero, Honore Greenwood, has a knack for embroiling himself in the most violent conflicts of the Southern Plains. Known as Plenty Man to the Comanches, Honore serves as ransom negotiator for captives among the Indians. As if his life wasn't in danger enough, Honore has offered his services to the New Mexico Volunteers in the Civil War. But as Honore's luck would have it, he's in the same unit as Luther Sheffield, a man whose grudge against Greenwood knows no boundaries, even though they are fighting on the same side. Leaving behind his beautiful Arapaho bride, Honore rides out, joining his legendary friend, Kit Carson, as a scout. But he is swept into more action than he bargained for—heavy combat in the battles of Val Verde Ford and Glorieta Pass plus Indian attacks—all the while watching over his shoulder for the ruthless Luther Sheffield. Worried that he may soon be ordered to take up arms against his own adoptive tribe, the Comanches, Honore resigns as Kit's scout to return to his tribe. But Honore's halcyon days among the Indians cannot last forever, and he knows that eventually his old cavalry unit will come to attack his village. Torn between a nation on the rise and his own adoptive culture, Plenty Man is forced to lead the fight for Comanche freedom against his old friend, the great Kit Carson, in a battle at a remote place in the Texas Panhandle called Adobe Walls. But in the end, it becomes difficult to tell enemy from ally, and Plenty Man knows his loyalty to the Indians may cost him everything – his beautiful wife, his freedom to return to white civilization, his friendship with Kit, and even his very life. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.