November, 2017

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The Barefoot Odyssey
by James Burke
Kit Carson, the famous mountain man, answers the call to arms as the Mexican-American War breaks out on the frontier. But after a bloody battle leaves a hundred American soldiers surrounded, Carson must trek across an unforgiving wilderness alone, unarmed, and barefoot to find them help.

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The Estep Incident
by Michael Bellman
Ezra knew gold when he saw it, and so did Jim and Ben. He worked years to accumulate his fortune while the brothers schemed how to get it. Perhaps there could be an unfortunate accident on the Estep Trail this year . . .

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Sourdough's Cabin
by A. Elizabeth Herting
Conditions on Santa Fe peaks can turn on a dime, making every step an epic battle for survival. Two kindred souls are brought together by extraordinary circumstances, joined in their love for the mountain and their fight against the elements. Who will win this age old battle—man or mountain?

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What's Grey and What's Gold
by Ian Thompsett
Follow a young man struggling with what is good as he leaves home with a bounty hunter, hoping to make money that will allow him to care for his aging mother.

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The Tunnel of Blood
by Dave Barr
Engine No. 66 was trapped inside a mountain tunnel by an avalanche. Mike Murdock, the engineer, thought the passengers and crew would be safe until the railroad could dig them out. But an ancient evil bumming a ride got hungry . . .

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Last Words of Barney Wiggins
by Lawrence E. Cox
One thing you could say about old Marshal Maher–he gets things done. One thing you could say about young Barney Wiggins–if he can't find trouble, trouble will find him. On this day trouble was about to meet with an old hand at getting things done.

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