The Monastery Treasure is the first of a series of mystery adventures taken from the memories of Gramps as he tells the Sam 'n Me tales. Gramps tells the story using the lingo of the old west and creates images you swear will take you into the adventure with them. Sam 'n Gramps start out as detectives working for the Pinkertons in Santa Fe, New Mexico and wind up setting up their own treasure hunting business. This first treasure hunt starts with Sam receiving a monastery record book that contains the secret to a treasure worth a king's ransom. Sam's Uncle Timothy found the record book years before and was never able to solve the secret to where the treasure was. Uncle Timothy promises Sam half of the treasure if he can find it. The story that surrounds that treasure hunt, and the treachery of the scoundrels involved, told through Gramps unique style of spinning a yarn, will keep you feeling you are part of the story as he tells it. That's only the beginning. There are dozens more mystery adventures and each of them takes you into greater and greater peril with Sam and Gramps and each new partner they pick up along the way. Every adventure requires them to become ever more resourceful using their growing arsenal of weapons and strangely gifted powers. Prepare yourselves for extraordinary tales that will take you into the farthest reaches of your imagination. Indeed, they will take you beyond even the wildest reaches of your imagination. Get ready now cause once ya get started yer gonna find yerself in the same whirlwind of adventures we are. Thanks for joinin us pard, lets get started. Gramps
Colorful Sam Houston leaps to life in the pages of this fresh and funny biography, set against the story of Texas?s fight for independence from Mexico. ?Lively, readable, and solidly researched, this is the kind of biography every child needs.? ? Booklist, starred review ?Jean Fritz has done it again.?Her writing turns this larger-than-life character into a very real person.?? School Library Journal, starred review ?Young readers will find the book fast-paced and fact-packed.? ? The New York Times Book Review Jean Fritz lives in Dobbs Ferry, New York.
As usual Sam was workin on uncoverin another treasure fer us 't discover. This time we was goin deep inta the heart of Mexico 't look fer the seven caves of Chicomoztoc. They was the origin caves of five indigenous tribes down there 'n it would mean the world 't 'em if we could find 'em. Now as ya can see right quick that only accounts fer five of 'em. That leaves two more. Wal now, them other two was supposed 't be loaded with some of the purest veins of gold on earth 'n if we could find 'em it was gonna help the five villages we was workin with attract their young'uns back. They'd been leavin till there was only the real young 'n mostly old folks left. The lure of modern civilization was too strong fer 'em. Where we was gonna be explorin was as primitive as ya can get. It was infested with Mexican banditos that was as mean as a stepped on rattler. We had 'em breathin down our necks 'n we knew they'd do us in 'n take everthin we had if they ever got the chance. Yer gonna be surprised at how clever them ancients was bout concealin the clues 't where them caves was. Sam was up a stump tryin 't figure 'em out. Hope ya got yer workin duds on cause there's a passel of work this time round. Thanks fer joinin up again. These treasure hunts are so much better when yer along. Gramps
Sam Houston lived a unique and exciting life. He was the only person to be president of a republic, a United States senator, and the governor of two different states. Houston was a leader in winning Texas its independence from Mexico in the Texas Revolution. As president of the Republic of Texas, however, he knew Mexico would try to regain control of Texas. Houston led the movement that resulted in Texas becoming part of the United States, securing the states future.
Sam and Remi Fargo, heroes of Spartan Gold, return in this extraordinary new adventure from the number-one New York Times- bestselling author. With Spartan Gold, a daring thriller that Publishers Weekly proclaimed "solidly in the Cussler tradition, [and] sure to please new fans and old," Clive Cussler introduced husband-and-wife treasure-hunting team Sam and Remi Fargo. In their electrifying new adventure, the Fargos make a startling discovery that others would kill to keep hidden... While scuba diving in Tanzania, Sam and Remi Fargo come upon a relic belonging to a long-lost Confederate ship. An anomaly about the relic sets them off chasing a mystery-but unknown to them, a much more powerful force is engaged in the same chase. Mexico's ruling party, the ultranationalist Mexica Tenochca, is intent on finding that artifact as well, because it contains a secret that could destroy the party utterly. Through Tanzania and Zanzibar, into the rainforests of Madagascar, and across the Indian Ocean to Indonesia and the legendary site of the 1883 Krakatoa explosion, the Fargos and their ruthless opponents pursue the hunt-but only one can win. And the penalty for failure is death. Filled with the dazzling suspense and breathtaking action that are Cussler's trademarks, Lost Empire is a stunning new novel from the grand master of adventure.
ONE BAD TURN DESERVES ANOTHER Arizona Ranger Sam Burrack is deep in Old Mexico, tracking two of the most heinous outlaws it’s ever been his bad luck to track. Hodding “Hot Aces” Siebert and Bobby Hugh Bellibar have nine bank robberies, three train hijackings, and more than a dozen payroll raids to their names. And they’ve left an undertaker’s fortune in dead bodies all along the border country. But there is no honor among thieves. When the pair is caught in a tight spot, Bellibar turns on his old pal Siebert like a snake, sparking a blood feud that makes it even more dangerous for Burrack to bring them in—and nearly impossible for him to get out alive…
When wanted men don’t want to be found, they hole up in Agua Fría, Mexico. Nestled in the twisted hills of the Blood Mountain Range just across the border from Arizona, the town is divided by two ruthless gangs of thieves and killers. On one side stands Texas Red Madson, and on the other is Raymond Segert. Between them stands Arizona Ranger Sam Burrack. He rides into Agua Fría in the guise of a vicious gunslinger with a plan to ingratiate himself with both gangs and stir up the bad blood between them into a war that will leave Burrack the last man standing
Early History qf Bosque County. The returningsoldiers of the war between the United States and Mexico spread the news, in northern and eastern Texas, of a beautiful land on the west of the Brazos River, and northwest from Waco; where rich valleys, rank in verdue, lay between hills of Alpine beauty, threaded by clear streams of the purest water, over which ran all the game which the heart of the hunter could long for, such as buffalo, bear, antelope, wild turkey, deer and elk; and some of the fiercer type, as the panther and kindred tribes, to add spice to the profits of the chase. This Eden, ne Avly found by the returning soldiers, was the land upon which we now live and which now comprises Bosque County. So far as our investigation has gone, the first permanent white settlers came to this county in the year 1850, while this county was comj Drised within the territory of Mc Lennan County. They were Ewell Everett and family, who settled on the Bosque river, and Albert Barton and family, who settled near the mouth of Steele s Creek, and established a ferry on the Brazos river, near old Fort Graham. And in the summer of the same year. Barton was drowned by the captizing of his ferry boat; and his widow. a few years thereafter, married Sam Barnes, a noted and influential citizen in the early government of the county. Soon thereafter came the families of L. H. Scrutchfield. J. K. Helton, Wm. Gary, S. S. Locker. Wm. Mc Curry, Allen A nderson, F. M. Gandy, A. C. Peace, the Mabrays, the Kells, the Hornbeaks, the Thomas and several others, including the first Norwegian settlers, Ole Pierson, Canute Canuteson, and son Ole Cauteson, Jens Jens on, A. Bratton and perhaps others whose names we have been unable to ascertain. Prior, however, to the arrival of any of the above settlers, surveying had been done in the county for the purpose of locating land certificates by th(Typographical errors above are due to OCR software and don't occur in the book.)
The Saga Begins...The War Between the States has ended. Now, driven from Texas by carpetbaggers, former CSA Colonel Shamus O'Brien sets off for a new frontier-New Mexico. Here, where land is cheap, bandits shoot to kill, and rustlers rule the night, it takes more than one man to run a ranch. So he offers a partnership to his eldest son, Jacob, with equal shares going to his sons Sam, Patrick, and Shawn. Together, the brothers O'Brien will defend their homestead, the Dromore, in this violent, lawless land...and when necessary, administer their own brand of frontier justice.
One minute Joe, Sam, and Fred are shooting hoops in Brooklyn; the next they're on a court that is definitely not in New York, and surrounded by a bunch of players wearing feathered headdresses and not much else. And the other team is saying something about losers being the next blood sacrifices. Uh-oh. Tossed back in time to Chich?n Itz?, Mexico, in the year A.D. 1000, the Time Warp Trio is at it again. But can the guys score and find The Book before the Mayan High Priest and his team force them into "sudden death" overtime?
Samantha dangles helplessly above the clearing. The loop in the rope pinches her foot so tight she cant’ kick loose, nor are her skinny arms strong enough to haul herself back up to the platform. Back to safety. She can’t see the Komodo deep in the blackness of the carriage house, but she can hear it chomp and slurp its way through the bloody, odiferous bait. Her foot is numb. How much longer can she hang here? More importantly, how much longer before the Komodo notices her? Samantha knows she should be grateful to her crazy aunt for giving her a place to live. Aunt Olivia might be ancient and possibly demented, but she understands the importance of family and still cares what the neighbors think. Sanibel Island may be an awesome place to live, with the beaches, and the money, and the mansions. But, dear God, it’s hot in the summer. Sweltering, mind numbing, take-your-breath-away hot. And living on an island can be isolating. And dangerous. While Hurricane Allison churns across the Gulf of Mexico, Samantha helps her best friend Roxanne, and the entire D’Lombardi family prepare for a possible direct hit. Oh. Yeah. And something is attacking and killing the residents of Sanibel Island.
Great nonfiction stories by authors in the Tell Your True Tale writing workshop at East Los Angeles library. Stories of a vet returning home from Vietnam; of a janitor in Houston trying to find her children in Mexico; of braceros finding their way north and back home again; of a man learning confidence as he woos a woman; of a bus rider in Los Angeles; of a mariachi singing for a family on Christmas Eve. The Tell Your True Tale workshop, devised by journalist/author Sam Quinones teaches the basics of writing and storytelling by getting new writers to connect with the tales in their own lives.