- Author Bio
Johnstone Justice. What America needs now.
Bestselling authors William W. Johnstone and J.A. Johnstone celebrate a legend of the American West—and the weapon that shaped a nation’s destiny…
As a teenager, John McMasters won the Medal of Honor as a sniper for the Union Army during the Civil War. Thirty years later, McMasters lives a peaceful life in the Arizona Territory, raising a family and running cattle. These days, he needs eyeglasses to hit a distant target. But that doesn’t stop his wife and four children from buying him a special present for his fiftieth birthday: a beautiful new Remington shotgun. Turns out, he’s going to need it…
The Butcher gang has come to town. By the time McMasters learns of their arrival, they’ve invaded his ranch and slaughtered his family, hightailing it out of the county. McMasters wants revenge, using his new shotgun to hunt down those butchers like the animals they are. But he can’t do it alone. His friend, Deputy U.S. Marshal Daniel Kirkpatrick, is hauling six of the deadliest criminals in the country to a prison in Yuma. They’re cutthroat killers, every bit as ruthless as the Butchers. But when McMasters points his Remington at their heads, they will become his killers…
Story Locale: Old West
In 2015 the two Winchester titles were Publishers Weekly bestsellers.
Title can be read as a standalone and not part of a series, encouraging new readership.
Winchester 1886 has more Amazon.com reviews than any other Johnstone title.
Johnstone is the New York Times bestselling author of more than 300 books and is being called the “greatest Western writer of the 21st century.”
On any given day, almost half of the fifty top Westerns on Bookscan are Johnstones’. In the last two years, virtually every one of his Westerns have been Publishers Weekly mass market bestsellers.
Johnstone had more mass market bestsellers in 2016 than any author from any publisher.
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Praise for the Novels of William W. Johnstone and J.A. Johnstone
“Johnstone is a masterful storyteller, creating a tale that is fanciful and funny, exciting and surprisingly convincing. This is great fun.”—Publishers Weekly on Butch Cassidy The Lost Years