Another of Jove’s many Adult Western series, Lone Star had a unique premise and should have lasted much longer than it did. A western mixing the Kung-Fu antics made popular by the films of Bruce lee and the Kung-Fu television series starring David Carradine, Lone Star offered a strong female lead character and the usual bedroom peek-a-boo scenes. I enjoyed them when I read them, but occasionally the martial arts scenes struck me as being written by a non-martial artist. The series ran for 153 books. Credited to author Wesley Ellis, I understand that author Jeffrey M. Wallman wrote the first one, On the Treachery Trail, and many more. I have no idea who wrote any of the other titles in this series. The stylistic similarities between the Lone Star covers and the Longarm books appears to have been a marketing ploy. There were even a few Longarm - Lone Star Team-ups. As a martial artist myself, I thought the books were fun. I bought them specifically because they offered that mix of western action and Kung-Fu action. Throw in some sex with a hot babe and your day is made. In On the Treachery Trail, Jessie Starbuck is a gorgeous gal intent on avenging her father’s death. Partnering up with Ki, a mysterious martial artist (clearly inspired by Bruce Lee), Jessie is described as being capable of “shooting like a man, loving like a woman,” and thus the Old West would never be the same again. Over time I felt they could have done so much more with both Ki and Jessie Starbuck. In fact, I’d love to see them return in some form, perhaps as guest stars in a Longarm book again.