William W Johnstone Books

William W. Johnstone was an American author who specialized in writing survivalist, western and horror novels. Johnstone was born and spent his childhood in southern Missouri on October 28th, 1938 and was the youngest of his three siblings. His father worked as a minister while his mother served as a school teacher.

Order of The Devil Series

# Read Title Published
1 The Devil's Kiss 1981
2 The Devil's Heart 1983
3 The Devil's Touch 1984
4 The Devil's Cat 1987
5 The Devil's Laughter 1992

Order of Blood Bond Series

Order of Mountain Man Series

# Read Title Published
1 The Last Mountain Man 1984
2 Return of the Mountain Man 1986
3 Trail of the Mountain Man 1987
4 Revenge of the Mountain Man 1988
5 Journey of the Mountain Man 1989
6 Law of the Mountain Man 1989
7 War of the Mountain Man 1990
8 Code of the Mountain Man 1991
9 Pursuit of the Mountain Man 1991
10 Courage of the Mountain Man 1992
11 Blood of the Mountain Man 1992
12 Fury of the Mountain Man 1993
13 Cunning of the Mountain Man 1994
14 Rage of the Mountain Man 1994
15 Spirit of the Mountain Man 1995
16 Power of the Mountain Man 1995
17 Creed of the Mountain Man 1995
18 Ordeal of the Mountain Man 1996
19 Vengeance of the Mountain Man 1997
20 Triumph of the Mountain Man 1997
21 Battle of the Mountain Man 1998
22 Honor of the Mountain Man 1998
23 Pride of the Mountain Man 1998
24 Guns of the Mountain Man 1999
25 Heart of the Mountain Man 2000
26 Justice of the Mountain Man 2000
27 Valor of the Mountain Man 2001
28 Warpath of the Mountain Man 2002
29 Trek of the Mountain Man 2002
30 Quest of the Mountain Man 2003
31 Ambush of the Mountain Man 2003
32 Wrath of the Mountain Man 2004
33 Destiny of the Mountain Man 2005
34 Betrayal of the Mountain Man 2006
35 Rampage of the Mountain Man 2007
36 Violence of the Mountain Man 2008
37 Savagery of the Mountain Man 2009
38 Shootout of the Mountain Man 2010
39 Assault of the Mountain Man 2011
40 Strike of the Mountain Man 2012
41 Butchery of the Mountain Man 2013
42 Terror of the Mountain Man 2014
43 Bloodshed of the Mountain Man 2015
44 Brutal Night of the Mountain Man 2016

Order of Matt Jensen: The Last Mountain Man Series

Order of The First Mountain Man Series

Order of The Family Jensen Series

# Read Title Published
1 The Family Jensen 2010
2 Helltown Massacre 2011
3 The Violent Land 2012
4 Hard Ride to Hell 2013
5 Massacre Canyon 2014
6 Brotherhood of Evil 2015
7 Twelve Dead Men 2017
8 The Jensen Brand 2017

Order of The Last Gunfighter Series

# Read Title Published
1 The Drifter 2000
2 Reprisal 2000
3 Ghost Valley 2001
4 The Forbidden 2001
5 Imposter 2002
6 Showdown 2002
7 Rescue 2003
8 The Burning 2003
9 Manhunt 2004
10 No Man's Land 2004
11 Violent Sunday 2005
12 Renegades 2005
13 Savage Country 2006
14 The Devil's Legion 2006
15 Hell Town 2007
16 Avenger 2007
17 Killing Ground 2008
18 Ambush Valley 2008
19 Winter Kill 2009
20 Sudden Fury 2009
21 Slaughter 2009
22 Dead Before Sundown 2011
23 Montana Gundown 2012

Order of Cat Series

# Read Title Published
1 Cat's Cradle 1986
2 Cat's Eye 1989

Order of Ransom Series

# Read Title Published
1 Hunted 1995
2 Prey 1996

Order of Code Name Series

Order of Cotton Pickens Series

# Read Title Published
1 Blood Valley 1988
2 Six Ways from Sunday 2009
3 Savage Guns 2010
4 Massacre Mountain 2011

Order of Sidewinders Series

Order of The Brothers O'Brien Series

Order of Sixkiller: US Marshal Series

# Read Title Published
1 Sixkiller, U.S. Marshal 2012
2 Day of Rage 2012
3 The Hour of Death 2013
4 Blood for Blood 2013
5 Dead Man Walking 2013

Order of MacCallister: The Eagles Legacy Series

# Read Title Published
1 MacCallister 2011
2 The Killing 2012
3 Dry Gulch Ambush 2013
4 Kill Crazy 2014
5 Kingdom Come 2015
6 Ten Guns from Texas 2016
7 Day of Reckoning 2017

Order of Phoenix Rising Series

# Read Title Published
1 Phoenix Rising 2011
2 Firebase Freedom 2012
3 Day of Judgment 2013

Order of Eagles Series

Order of Ashes Series

# Read Title Published
1 Out of the Ashes 1983
2 Fire in the Ashes 1984
3 Anarchy in the Ashes 1984
4 Blood in the Ashes 1985
5 Alone in the Ashes 1985
6 Wind in the Ashes 1986
7 Smoke from the Ashes 1987
8 Danger in the Ashes 1988
9 Valor in the Ashes 1988
10 Trapped in the Ashes 1989
11 Survival in the Ashes 1990
12 Death in the Ashes 1990
13 Courage in the Ashes 1991
14 Fury in the Ashes 1991
15 Terror in the Ashes 1992
16 Flames from the Ashes 1993
17 Vengeance in the Ashes 1993
18 Battle in the Ashes 1993
19 Treason in the Ashes 1994
20 D-Day in the Ashes 1994
21 Chaos in the Ashes 1996
22 Betrayal in the Ashes 1996
23 Slaughter in the Ashes 1997
24 Judgment in the Ashes 1997
25 Crisis in the Ashes 1997
26 Standoff in the Ashes 1997
27 Triumph in the Ashes 1998
28 Ambush in the Ashes 1998
29 Tyranny in the Ashes 2000
30 Warriors from the Ashes 2001
31 Destiny in the Ashes 2001
32 Enemy in the Ashes 2002
33 Escape from the Ashes 2003

Order of Shawn O'Brien Series

# Read Title Published
1 Town Tamer 2014
2 Manslaughter 2015

Order of Dog Team Series

Order of Rig Warrior Series

# Read Title Published
1 Rig Warrior 1987
2 Wheels of Death 1988
3 18-Wheel Avenger 1988

Order of Invasion USA Series

# Read Title Published
1 Invasion USA 2006
2 Border War 2006

Order of Smoke Jensen Series

# Read Title Published
1 Smoke Jensen 2015
2 This Violent Land 2016

Order of Luke Jensen: Bounty Hunter Series

# Read Title Published
1 Luke Jensen, Bounty Hunter 2012
2 Dead Shot 2013
3 Bloody Sunday 2014
4 Bad Men Die 2015
5 Death Rides Alone 2016

Order of Flintlock Series

# Read Title Published
1 Flintlock 2013
2 Gut-Shot 2014
3 Kill or Die 2015

Order of Christmas Series

Order of Bad Men of the West Series

# Read Title Published
1 Forty Times a Killer! 2014
2 A Dangerous Man 2014

Order of Texas John Slaughter Series

# Read Title Published
1 Texas John Slaughter 2014
2 Deadly Day in Tombstone 2014

Order of Hell's Half Acre Series

# Read Title Published
1 The Butcher of Baxter Pass 2015
2 Hell's Half Acre 2015

Order of The Kerrigans Series

# Read Title Published
1 The Kerrigans 2014
2 The Lawless 2015
3 Journey into Violence 2016
4 Hate Thy Neighbor 2017

Order of Winchester Series

# Read Title Published
1 Winchester 1886 2015

Order of Will Tanner Series

# Read Title Published
1 Will Tanner 2016
2 A Stranger in Town 2016

Order of The Frontiersman Series

# Read Title Published
1 River of Blood 2015

Order of A Town Called Fury Series

# Read Title Published
1 A Town Called Fury 2006
2 Hard Country 2007
3 Judgment Day 2007
4 Redemption 2011

Order of Savage Texas Series

# Read Title Published
1 Savage Texas 2011
2 A Good Day to Die 2012
3 The Stampeders 2013
4 Rebel Yell 2014
5 Seven Days to Hell 2016

Order of William W Johnstone Standalone Novels

# Read Title Published
1 The Sanction 1901
2 Wolfsbane 1982
3 The Initiation 1982
4 A Crying Shame 1983
5 Dagger 1984
6 Eagle Down 1985
7 Rockinghorse 1986
8 Bloodland 1986
9 Death Master 1987
10 Darkly the Thunder 1990
11 Watchers in the Woods 1991
12 Them 1992
13 Bats 1993
14 Night Mask 1994
15 Rockabilly Hell 1995
16 What the Heart Knows 1995
17 Breakdown 1997
18 Ordeal 1998
19 Survivor 2004
20 Vengeance Is Mine 2005
21 Black Ops 2006
22 Remember the Alamo 2007
23 Jacknife 2008
24 Home Invasion 2010
25 The Blood of Patriots 2012
26 The Bleeding Edge 2012
27 Suicide Mission 2013
28 Butch Cassidy 2013
29 The Trail West 2013
30 Day of Independence 2014
31 Stand Your Ground 2014
32 Shot in the Back 2015
33 Tyranny 2015
34 A Texas Hill Country Christmas 2015
35 Colter's Journey 2016
36 Black Friday 2016
37 The Range Detectives 2016

Order of William W Johnstone Non-Fiction Books

# Read Title Published
1 The Ashes: America Reborn 1998
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At the age of 15, the author quit school and started working in the carnival as a deputy sheriff. In later years he served in the army and upon retiring from the military, he worked as radio broadcasting for one and half decade.

His career in writing began in 1970; however, none of his works was published until the year 1980 when The Devils Kiss was released. Johnstone quit his job and became a full-time writer in 1980, and since then the author wrote almost two hundred books of different genres including; Men’s Adventure, Suspense, Westerns, Post-Apocalyptic, and Horror. The main series publications from the author are Ashes & Eagles, Mountain Man, and The First Mountain Man while his personal favorite book was The Last of the Dog Team published in 1980. The author also published other two novels under pseudonym William Mason.

Johnstone lived for decades in Shreveport, Louisiana, however, died in Knoxville, TN on February 8th, 2004 aged 65years. His death remained unconfirmed for nearly three years, and it was the subject of debate in a forum on his website. No official statements were issued until in 2006 after the Last Gunfighter: Devils Legion was released and on its copyright page indicating that the author had indeed died as someone else selected to continue his legacy.

William W. Johnstone is popularly known for series such as The First Mountain Man series that consist of over 20 books. The Last Mountain consists of over 30 novels some of which were written by Johnstone himself while his successor wrote some of the recent books in the series.

WILLIAM W. JOHNSTONE AWARDS

Johnstone is a recognized author who during his writing career won several awards. For instance, he was voted as the best-selling author of the USA today and New York bestselling author.

BEST WILLIAM W. JOHNSTONE BOOKS

These are the best two books by American bestselling author William W. Johnstone.

Out of the Ashes: The second book in Ashes series by Johnstone. The worst event has happened once again; a nuclear strike has destroyed and crippled America. Looters, gangs, and vandals have taken over the streets. The good few can only pray and hope that a leader will arise to protect them. Luckily, one of the few survivors, Ben Raines, a retired soldier, a rebel mercenary and a tireless patriot is in search of his missing family after the aftermath of the crippling war. His unfailing effort in pursuit of his family in the ruined cities of the West unites him with the resistance forces. These individuals become his recruits to serve as a revolutionary army aimed at rebuilding America. With the revolutionary army forging a way to rebuilding a once thriving nation brought down to ashes, the government forces strike again. Moreover, with the fate of the few American patriot hanging in the balance Raines vows to undertake whatever it takes in his capability to survive, find the whereabouts of his family and rebuild the fallen nation.

Fire in the Ashes: It is in the year 1999, and a nuclear holocaust has destroyed the entire world. A few of the survivors is Ben Raines a Vietnam veteran who good with the combat skills. Ben also served as a mercenary in Africa and after his retirement wrote some bunch of pulp fiction.

A stung by yellow jackets that give him “coma” somehow saves him from the nuclear attack on the US. He wakes up only to find himself in the apocalyptic world not knowing the whereabouts of his family, and in his quest to find his family he ends up being the leader of the revolutionary army.

As the greatest rebel enemy (the US government) comes down crushing their dreams, an even worst peril awaits them, indestructible breeds of people.

In summary, Johnstone was a prolific writer, and his legacy remains up to date. His stories were prophetic in a way whether, by sheer coincidence or design, they somehow predicted the social and political climate that exist in the modern world.