|Author:||Johnstone, William W.|
|Publisher:||Kensington Pub Corp|
|Publish Date:||Mar 2010|
|Number of Pages:||256|
|Shipping Weight (in pounds):||0.29|
|Product in Inches (L x W x H):||4.13 x 0.69 x 6.82|
William W. Johnstone was born in Southern Missouri on October 28, 1938. He quit school when he was fifteen to join a carnival, but went back and finished high school in 1957. After that he worked as a deputy sheriff, and spent time in the army. When he returned, Johnstone went into radio broadcasting, where he worked for sixteen years. Johnstone started writing in 1970, but was not published until late 1979. His first published book was The Devil's Kiss.
He wrote close to two hundred books during his lifetime including the Ashes series, Mountain Man series, The First Mountain Man series, and Eagles series. He began writing full-time in the early 1980's. He died on February 8, 2004 at the age of 65.
When outlaw Big Max Higgins kidnaps Smoke Jensen's wife, and demands a town as ransom, the last mountain man rides out with the reins in his teeth, and both hands filled with . 44's. Big always wanted to make a name for himself, and now he's going to get it... "carved on his gravestone".