Bio: Bill Johnstone has been the leading author in Kensington's line of men's adventure fiction for more than 25 years. Besides the four long-running adventure series ("Mountain Man," "The First Mountain Man," "Ashes" and "Eagles") he has also written more than a dozen novels on suspense and horror themes. Always on the cutting edge, Johnstone has had his own author website for several years now. He lives in Shrevesport, Louisiana.

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Courage in the Ashes [Ashes: 14]
The Last Frontier Civilization as we know it was shattered by the nuclear nightmare of the Great War. But out of the smoldering wreckage, Ben Raines has emerged as the courageous leader of a Rebel Army that will fight not only for its own survival, but to help rebuild a country out of the rubble that was once America. Ben's dream of a nation freed from the deadly grip of outlaw gangs and armies of terrorists is close to becoming a reality. Most of the forces of lust and murder that chose to rema... more info>>
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Death in the Ashes [Ashes: 11]
The war against the Night People continues as Ben Raines and his rebel army set forth on a scorched-earth policy, systematically destroying the favorite living places of the cannibalistic mutants--the once great cities of America--and forcing the half-human, half-hellborn monsters into the open. As the rebel mop-up team pushes through the smoking rubble that once was Dallas, Ben Raines comes within a hair's breadth of being shot and killed. The death squad is dispatched by none other than Matt C... more info>>
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Fury in the Ashes [Ashes: 13]
It had been the cruelest joke ever played on the men and women who survived the Great War. The politicians had told them that all the major cities of the world had been destroyed, and it was only years later that Ben Raines and his legion of dedicated warriors found out the politicians had lied. The vast metropolises of America's West Coast had become bastions of evil-seemingly impregnable strongholds for hordes of mutant Night People and thousands of well-trained, well-armed punk street gangs e... more info>>
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Survival in the Ashes [Ashes: 12]
Hell On Three Sides. Ben Raines and his freedom-fighting guerrillas are camped along the banks of what was once the Mississippi River, plotting strategy and readying weapons. A massive pack of heavily armed troops looms on the horizon, marching straight for the Rebels. They are the insidious mercenaries of Kenny Par and Lan Viller, and by midday only the Mississippi separates Raines from the ten thousand blood-hungry warriors all sworn to turn the Rebels' dream into a hellish nightmare. Just as ... more info>>
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Trapped in the Ashes [Ashes: 10]
Trapped in the smoking rubble of what was once New York City, Ben Raines and his ragged band of followers are up against their biggest challenge. The terrorist Khasmin is marching north to join the cannibalistic Night People and the forces of Sister Velora, with the final annihilation of Ben's hold-out army as their goal. Defeat seems a certainty. But Ben Raines has made crucial decisions in the face of overwhelming odds before. Now, he must gather what forces he has to strike one hard, crushing... more info>>
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Ambush In The Ashes [Ashes: 25]
In the ashes of the apocalypse, Ben Raines and his Rebels face a new obstacle: the anarchists and barbarians who seek to destroy what's left of the Red, White and Blue. But their depraved ideology isn't restricted to the new America. They're contaminating the whole damn world... From Morocco, Algeria, Libya, and Egypt, Ben Raines' fearless battalions are positioned to advance. The destination: Southern Africa. Their mission: free it from the domination of Bruno Bottger and his neo-Nazi armies. T... more info>>
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Battle in the Ashes [Ashes: 17]
Chilling rumors of a new Nazi movement reach the rebel camp of Ben Raines and his freedom fighters. Led by descendants of Hitler's Third Reich, Commanding General Jesus Mendoza Hoffman has assembled a massive army in the mountains of South America. Estimated at more than 200,000 strong, Hoffman and his New Army of Liberation terrorists will stop at nothing to spread their doctrine of evil across the free world. Striking northward, they march into Mexico, where the Mexican Army--under the command... more info>>
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Betrayal In The Ashes [Ashes: 21]
As America continues its struggle to rise from the ashes of apocalypse, Europe is slowly dying. Cannibals, looters and vandals have overtaken the streets of the once-great cities. And Bruno Bottger, the Neo-Nazi monster, has brought forth a new Reich-bigger, stronger and more chillingly efficient than ever. There is no force in Europe that has a snowball's chance in hell of stopping him. Only one force in what's left of the world can do the job: Ben Raines and the SUSA Rebels.
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Chaos In The Ashes [Ashes: 22]
In the fiery aftermath of apocalypse, America, as we knew it, disappeared--and was reborn as the Tri-States. Under the Rebel law of Ben Raines, there are no slums, no gangs, and no crime. But a new breed of anarchists and malcontents have banded together to destroy everything Ben Raines and his army have risked their lives--and the future of a new America--to build. As devastating civil war turns race against race, brother against brother, and the nation's once-peaceful citizens into a modern-da... more info>>
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Crisis In The Ashes [Ashes: 29]
Ben Raines and his patriot army have defeated all comers, from mutant night people to the blackshirted forces of Jesus Mendoza Hoffman and the enemy axis in the Great War. But now the socialist dictators of the USA, smarting from their defeat at the hands of the Southern United States of America, have unleashed their fury against Raines. As wave after wave of missiles is launched at the free state, the SUSA command retaliates in kind--giving better than it gets. With the North American continent... more info>>
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D-Day in the Ashes [Ashes: 20]
First the Liberals took all the guns. Then they took away the people's freedom. Now, Ben Raines and his patriot army are driving a weakened United States government into full-fledged retreat. Emerging as an unstoppable force, the Southern States are winning over one strategic ally after another, from the states in the American Northwest to the Canadian provinces--all wanting to be a part of a society based on law, justice, and old-fashioned values enforced by the barrel of a gun. But to be recog... more info>>
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Danger In The Ashes [Ashes: 8]
During the years following the nuclear holocaust that decimated the United States, the legend of Ben Raines has flourished throughout the shattered land. Soldier and survivalist, Raines has dedicated his life to rebuilding civilization from the ruins of humanity. But for a once-great nation to rise again, the new laws that are imposed must be just but harsh--they must be Ben Raines laws. The bloody war continues against the hordes of subhuman cannibals infesting the urban wasteland. But Raines a... more info>>
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Destiny in the Ashes [Ashes: 32]
Ben Raines and his army won a war on two fronts, bringing law, peace, and prosperity to the Southern United States of America. But SUSA's northern neighbor and erstwhile enemy, the United States, is in chaos. And when a ferocious invader attacks the soft and crippled nation, Raines has no choice but to act! Courageous warlord Abdullah El Farrar has risen up from the humiliated regions of the oil-rich Near East Unleashing a stunning attack against the once proud northern United States. No one in ... more info>>
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Escape from the Ashes [Ashes: 34]
Under the command of Ben Raines, the Southern United States of America rose up and crushed a corrupt federal government--and then beat back enemy assaults from all corners of the world. But while some leaders surround themselves with lackeys and bodyguards, Raines lives the way he always has. And so, when his small plane crashes in Canada's Northwest Territory, Raines is on his own, with the advantage of a survivalist's skills and a couple of disadvantages, including the fact that he doesn't rem... more info>>
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Flames From The Ashes [Ashes: 18]
The evil Jesus Mendoza Hoffman, descendant of one of the most infamous Nazis of all time, and his fanatical New Army of Liberation pose a dire threat to the new world-and Ben Raines's rebel forces. With his massive army crushing everything in it's path, Hoffman is spreading his chilling doctrine of death and destruction from Mexico to the Canadian border. Outnumbered and out-armed, Raines and his men are no match against the black-shirt guerrilla forces. And when Raines is captured, the Nazi ext... more info>>
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From the Ashes: America Reborn [Ashes: 35]
Ben Raines--soldier, survival expert, and freedom fighter baptized under the fire of a new rebellion--reveals, in his own words, the underlying principles of the Tri-States doctrine that has made him one of the most controversial figures in the country today. He is the hero of the "Ashes" books that have caused an outpouring of allegiance from readers and Tri-States members committed to their explosive principles. And he is a visionary with the toughness, skill, and courage to give America back ... more info>>
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Ghost Valley [The Last Gunfighter Book 3]
In his acclaimed Mountain Man novels, master storyteller William W. Johnstone created a boldly authentic series that captures the vanishing American frontier. Now, he begins an exciting new chapter in the history of that frontier with the Last Gunfighter--a groundbreaking series that weaves together tales of warriors and outlaws, lawmen and adventures, and the innocents caught in between. Outlaws have taken Frank Morgan's son, and with all the good gunfighting men either dead or dying, Morgan kn... more info>>
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Hatred in the Ashes [Ashes: 27]
America had been consumed in the flames of anarchy. When the smoke cleared from a terrifying civil war, the Commander in Chief had vanished, a new constitution had been born, and a power-mad President had soared to infamy, vowing to crush everything Ben Raines stood for. Her party's first mandate: dead or alive, she wants the legendary soldier brought down for crimes of treason--unless he disbands his forces, abandons his dream for a new nation, and swears allegiance to a country under siege. Th... more info>>
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Imposter [the Last Gunfighter 6]
With his legend dogging him everywhere he goes, Frank Morgan longs for a place to settle down. His choice is a remote corner of untamed Northern California, a land of towering trees and rugged hills. But for Frank, the haven is a hell. A man who is his exact look-alike has been terrorizing the local population, and when the townspeople get their hands on Frank, a hangman's rope is sure to follow. If he's going to be taken for an outlaw, Frank Morgan is going to act like one. Busting out of jail ... more info>>
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Judgment in the Ashes [Ashes: 24]
For decades, America has been ravaged by nuclear war, anarchy and disease; now it faces its bloodiest battle yet against the fires of religious intolerance. To millions of men and women, Simon Border is a saint who has the inside track to God. But to Ben Raines, Border is a dangerous hypocrite with an army of true believers who'll do anything they're ordered to do-like go on a holy war against Raines and the SUSA Rebels. Border has condemned Raines as the Antichrist and has vowed to destroy him,... more info>>
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Slaughter in the Ashes [Ashes: 23]
After the apocalypse destroyed what was left of America, Rebel leader Ben Raines helped create the Tri-States. But no system is perfect: criminal gangs still roam the land, spreading havoc and violence. The punks, thugs and creeps have had a free hand for too long-especially in untamed Northern Maine, where a secret sect of underground cannibals threatens the new nation's freedom. It's time for them all to meet judge, jury ... and executioner. If the new U.S. President agrees, Ben Raines and his... more info>>
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Smoke from the Ashes [Ashes: 7]
The planet is at war. Hawaii, the American fleet at Pearl Harbor, and the Panama Canal have been destroyed in sudden sneak attacks. All of South America has been conquered by the invading Japanese, under the rule of High General Hiro Wakisaki. It is six long months before the Free World can muster a response ... and Hawk Hunter, "The Wingman" is at the fore. But driving the Japanese out is not the only problem Hunter must solve. Buried deep in the Falkland islands, scientists labor over a superb... more info>>
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Standoff in the Ashes [Ashes: 28]
Ben Raines has been to hell before and made it out alive every time. But Ben hasn't come face-to-face with a fury like Claire Osterman, fanatical new president (for life) of the United States of America. Now she's handed down the first order of business: terminate the Southern United States of America--and Ben Raines. With what promises to be the bloodiest civil war the world has ever seen looming on the horizon, Raines must not only command his Rebel army to prevent sure-fire disaster, but also... more info>>
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Terror in the Ashes [Ashes: 15]
Having reclaimed American soil from the savage armies of terrorists, lawless punk street gangs, and mutant Night People who once ruled the land, Raines and his Rebel army turn to the tyrannized people across the sea who also dream of freedom. Their first mission: the liberation of the British Isles from the nightmare of evil oppression. After Rebel invasion forces establish a successful beachhead at the Irish seaport of Galway, Raines orders a massive armored spearhead assault to drive out the m... more info>>
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The Drifter [The Last Gunfighter Book 1]
William W. Johnstone, the powerhouse author of the acclaimed series The Mountain Man, has brought us a brand-new saga of western drama. The Last Gunfighter series continues to expand the reach of Johnstone's creative powers, placing the American frontier front and center with tales of down-and-out drifters, simple settlers, gregarious gunmen and loathing lawmen. In the Drifter, farmer Frank Morgan was an honest man with a future and a family before a barbarous baron pushed him off his hard-earne... more info>>
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