Abilene is a series of western novels written under the house name of Justin Ladd. The series follows Marshal Luke Travis, Deputy Cody Fisher and the homesteaders who call Abilene, Kansas their home.


James Reasoner is an American author of western and historical fiction novels. He is the husband and regular collaborator of Livia J. Washburn (aka Livia Reasoner). In the past, Reasoner has written for hire under numerous pen names and house names such as Dana Fuller Ross, Hank Mitchum, Justin Ladd, Matthew S. Hart, Terence Duncan, […]