Sidewinders (Sidewinders Series #1)

Sidewinders (Sidewinders Series #1)

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Sidewinders (Sidewinders Series #1) by William W. Johnstone, J. A. Johnstone

In frontier literature, the name "Johnstone" means big, hard-hitting Western adventure told at a breakneck pace. Now, the bestselling authors kick off a rollicking, dramatic new series--with the first novel about a pair of not-quite-over-the-hill drifters winding their way across the American west--mostly on the right side of the law. . .but sometimes, if the situation calls for it, on the wrong side. . .

Meet Scratch Morton and Bo Creel, two amiable drifters and old pals. Veterans of cowboying, cattle drives, drunken brawls, and a couple of shoot-outs, Scratch and Bo are mostly honest and don't go looking for trouble--it's usually there when they wake up in the morning.

Now, in remote Arizona Territory, they're caught up in a battle between two stagecoach lines. The owner of one, a beautiful widow, has gotten both Scratch and Bo hot and bothered--each trying to impress her as they fend off the opposing stage line trying to destroy her. But nothing is what it seems in this fight, and two tough sidewinders are riding straight into a trap.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780786020959
Publisher: Kensington
Publication date: 09/01/2008
Series: Sidewinders , #1
Sold by: Penguin Random House Publisher Services
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 106,202
File size: 666 KB

About the Author

William W. Johnstone is the USA Today and New York Times bestselling author of over 300 books, including Preacher, The Last Mountain Man, Luke Jensen Bounty Hunter, Flintlock, Savage Texas, Matt Jensen, The Last Mountain Man; The Family Jensen, Sidewinders, and Shawn O'Brien Town Tamer . His thrillers include Phoenix Rising, Home Invasion, The Blood of Patriots, The Bleeding Edge, and Suicide Mission. Visit his website at or by email at

Being the all-around assistant, typist, researcher, and fact checker to one of the most popular western authors of all time, J.A. Johnstone learned from the master, Uncle William W. Johnstone.  

He 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.

"Every day with Bill was an adventure story in itself. Bill taught me all he could about the art of storytelling. ‘Keep the historical facts accurate,' he would say. ‘Remember the readers, and as your grandfather once told me, I am telling you now: be the best J.A. Johnstone you can be.'"

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Sidewinders (Sidewinders Series #1) 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
SmokeyWY More than 1 year ago
This is a great read for all who like westerns. i've just started this new series and can't wait to read the others. I lose myself in the pages of these books and can almost feel the heat & smell the dry air. the pase is good & I don't want to put it down.
MAP0037 More than 1 year ago
I Loved this Book. kept me Interested from very start !!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well written but with a tad bit of "Hollywood" written in to it. Some of the scenarios just wouldn't happened as written. Still a good read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed the book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I usually read from Louis L'Amour westerns. This has been a different and refreshing approach to who the bad guys really were. I was pleasantly suprised.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great story line. Kept me reading on and on.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this series.....These two best friends do get into the craziest scraps. Friends since they were in their teens, they have been riding the trails all over the country for more than 40 years. They have worked as defenders of a Mexican town and its people after a greedy outlaw kills the owner of a gold mine. They became stagecoach drivers of fueding companies and unsuspected romances. They fell into the job of deputys of a town in colorado that is run by a crazy family . They tangle with robbers that are trying to steal all the gold from mining camps. The adventures keep coming and they do not disappoint. In the last book it’s a surprise twist on who’s the bad guy leader, all to the dismay of these two mostly legal but always entertaining duo. The johnstones really have made this one of the best series I have ever read. that will keep me coming back for the next adventure. Mostly, the buddy genre is not for me, however, they have changed my mind. Each book is new and fresh. Give it whirl. I guarantee you will like it.
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