Together in one volume, return to the epic sagas of the Jensen mountain men—Smoke and Luke—and their unique brand of bold, blazing justice.
SMOKE JENSEN: THE BEGINNING In 1861, shots were fired in Charleston Harbor, and Kirby Jensen’s father and brother went off to war. From raging Civil War battles to border state raids to the kind of frontier justice achieved only by bullets and blood, Kirby Jensen journeys into a manhood shaped by violence and a young man’s thirst for justice. Filled with actual historical events and legendary characters, the story of Smoke Jensen’s early years is a powerful, brutal, and amazing American saga.
LUKE JENSEN, BOUNTY HUNTER In the last hours of the Civil War, Confederate soldier Luke Jensen is ambushed and robbed by four deserters, shot in the back, and left for dead. Taken in by a Georgia farmer and his beautiful daughter, Luke is nursed back to health. Though crippled, he hopes to reunite with his long-lost brother, Smoke. Then fate takes a tragic turn and Luke is forced to strike out on his own—hunting down the baddest of the bad . . . to become the greatest bounty hunter who ever lived.
About the Author
William W. Johnstone is the #1 bestselling Western writer in America and the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of hundreds of books, with over 50 million copies sold. Born in southern Missouri, he was raised with strong moral and family values by his minister father, and tutored by his schoolteacher mother. He left school at fifteen to work in a carnival and then as a deputy sheriff before serving in the army. He went on to become known as "the Greatest Western writer of the 21st Century." Visit him online at WilliamJohnstone.net.
J.A. Johnstone learned to write from the master himself, Uncle William W. Johnstone, who began tutoring J.A. at an early age. After-school hours were often spent retyping manuscripts or researching his massive American Western History library as well as the more modern wars and conflicts. J.A. worked hard and learned, later going on to become the co-author of William W. Johnstone’s many bestselling westerns and thrillers. J.A. Johnstone lives on a ranch in Tennessee and more information is at WilliamJohnstone.net.