are the longest running series of Westerns ever written, encompassing over 400 books, all of which are published under the pen name
Jake Logan. The books have been written by a number of authors, and all feature John Slocum
as the protagonist.
John Slocum is a decent man who will do whatever it takes to survive what life in the Western Frontier
throws at him. A Confederate
soldier who lost his ancestral home to carpetbaggers
after the Civil War
and never went back, Slocum is as tough Gunfighter
as they come. Slocum's adventures have taken him across most of the American West
. He has been a soldier, slave, stage driver, shotgun guard, bank robber, lawman, pioneer, cowboy, sheepherder, poor man, rich man, gambler, and drifter.
The books are claimed to be adult oriented, due to the presence of 3 explicitly described sex scenes in each of the numbered books; they were first published by Playboy
- Robert E. Vardeman (Dead Man's Spurs}
- Martin Cruz Smith (Ride for Revenge)
- Ronald Kelly (Slocum and the Nightriders)Slocum and the Nightriders 1994, Berkley - Slocum series number 174 and (Slocum and the Gold Slaves) Slocum and the Gold Slaves(1994, Berkley) – Slocum series......