By William W. Johnstone
Smoke Jensen by no means desired to kill, yet destiny had different plans, and the Mountain guy has left lots of blood, tears, and fury in his wake. Angus MacDougal, the daddy of 1 of Smoke's sufferers, desires revenge. using as much as mammoth Rock, Colorado, MacDougal has determined that killing Smoke will not be sufficient. He intends to deliver him again to Pueblo and hold him earlier than a crowd. it is a bloodthirsty plan that will have labored, apart from a stunning younger girl, and the small knife she slips into Smoke's hand. without notice Smoke is at the run within the Colorado wasteland without gun, no provides, and twenty armed males in pursuit. as soon as, a guy named Preacher taught Smoke the way to continue to exist during this desolate tract. Now, as a brutal iciness bears down, the Mountain guy will use these classes good - not just to struggle his method out alive, but additionally for vengeance of his own...
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Smoke said, tipping his head at his friend. “It is not I that should be careful, pal,” Louis replied, his voice turning hard. ” Smoke chuckled. ” “Oh,” Cal said, glancing at Pearlie walking next to him. ” As they neared the car just behind the engine that contained wood to be burned in the boiler, Smoke heard a harsh voice say, “Watch the hosses, Johnny. ” Smoke gave the robbers time to climb aboard the train before he put the Henry in his left hand, sauntered out from between two cars, and walked slowly toward the outlaws’ horses, which were being tended by a large, fat man with a full beard and a ragged, sweat-stained hat set low on his head.
No, ma’am. We’re here after the robbers,” he explained as he and Pearlie moved down the aisle between the seats. ” “Not this time,” Smoke called back over his shoulder with a grin. Smoke and Pearlie moved through three more cars before catching up to the robbers in the car just before Hill’s private one that Louis was in. Smoke motioned for Pearlie to kneel down in front of the door, and then stood over him as he jerked the door open. The crowd of robbers in the aisle collecting passengers’ money and jewels glanced back over their shoulders in time to see Smoke and Pearlie open fire, Smoke working the lever of the Henry so fast his shots seemed to be one long explosion.
One of the men shouted. “Uh-uh,” came a voice from behind the outlaws. Cal stood there just outside the engine, his Colt in his hand. “There’s four of us,” he said, a wide grin of fierce anticipation on his young face. Nevertheless, the outlaws swung their pistols up and opened fire. In less than fifteen seconds it was all over and every gunman lay either dead or dying next to the train. Blood pooled and saturated the dry earth of the tracks. Smoke and Pearlie and Louis approached the group of bodies on the ground cautiously, kicking pistols and rifles out of reach of the wounded men who were groaning and writhing on the ground.
Ambush Of The Mountain Man by William W. Johnstone