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Cover Type: Softcover
Book Condition: Very Good
Jacket Condition: None Issued
Publisher: Corvus
Publisher Place: Usa
Publisher Year: 2009
Edition: Reprint

Description: 276 pages. Book is in Very good condition throughout.

Publishers Description: The return of the Western, from the legendary Robert B Parker, one of the USs bestselling authors. New Mexico Territory, 1882: two itinerant lawmen walk their horses down the long, shale-scattered slope into the frontier town of Appaloosa. Below them, lies rancher Randall Braggs new fiefdom. Ever since he gunned down Appaloosas marshal, Braggs and his men have owned the town, stealing, beating, murdering with impunity. Living off it like coyotes feeding off a dead buffalo carcass. Summoned by Appaloosas oppressed aldermen, Virgil Cole and Everett Hitch are here to restore the rule of law. Theyve done it before, they know what to do only too well: shoot quick, shoot clean, reload. But they arent the only new arrivals in town. The enigmatic Mrs Allison French has stepped off the train with only a dollar to her name, a keen sense of survival and a good eye for a strong man. Finding one isnt going to be a problem - Appaloosa is full of them: Cole, Bragg, Hitch. The problem is that Allie French isnt afraid to hedge her bets... and that Virgil Coles heart isnt as steady as his gun hand. Appaloosa is an intelligent, emotionally profound novel, told in bone-clean prose wryly leavened with whip-sharp dialogue. Its deeply satisfying on four levels: one, its a well-told historical adventure and a modern re-interpretation of a classic theme; two, its an ode to unassailable friendship; three its a subtle love story between two profoundly flawed people; and four, the way Parker writes, youd swear the pages turn themselves.

ISBN: 9781848873445


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