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Robert B. Parker's Ironhorseby Robert Knott
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The next gritty, gun-slinging entry in the New York Timesbestselling series, featuring itinerant lawmen Virgil Cole and Everett Hitch.
Territorial Marshals Virgil Cole and Everett Hitch are back in Appaloosa, where their work enforcing the law has been exceptionally quiet. All that is about to change. An ominous storm rolls in, and along with it a band of night riders with a devious scheme, who show up at the Rio Blanco camp, where a three-hundred-foot bridge is under construction.
Appaloosas Sheriff Sledge Driskill and his deputies are the first to respond, but as the storm grows more threatening, news of troubles at the bridge escalate and the Sheriff and his deputies go missing.
Virgil and Everett saddle up to sort things out but before they do the hard drinking, Beauregard Beauchamp arrives in Appaloosa with his Theatrical Extravaganza troupe and the promise of the best in lively entertainment west of the Mississippi. With the troupe comes a lovely and mysterious fortune-teller who is set on saving Everett from imminent but indefinable danger.
The trouble at the bridge, the missing lawmen, the new arrivals, and Everetts shoot-out in front of Hals Café arent the only things on Cole and Hitchs plate as a gang of unsavory soldiers ease into town with a shady alibi, shadier intentions, and a soon-to-be-discovered wake of destruction.
As clouds over Appaloosa continue to gather, things get much worse for Cole and Hitch
THE NEW COLE AND HITCH NOVEL—"ADD [THEM] TO ALL THE GREAT CHARACTERS THAT ROBERT. B. PARKER CREATED."—BookReporter.com
A bank robbery in San Cristóbal is yielding its fair share of surprises for Territorial Marshal Virgil Cole and Deputy Everett Hitch. It also draws the duo into a mystery involving the bank president himself, the daughter of St. Louiss most prominent millionaire, and a notorious desperado who holds the key to unlocking a family secret that raises revenge to a whole new level.
THE NEW COLE AND HITCH NOVEL
Newly appointed as Territorial Marshals, Virgil Cole and Everett Hitch are traveling by train on a mission to escort Mexican prisoners to the border. But when the Governor of Texas climbs aboard with his wife, daughters, and $500,000 in tow, the journey becomes a lot more complicated. An old enemyand#151;still carrying plenty of scars from the last time he saw Virgiland#151;has hitched a ride. Heand#8217;s not alone. And heand#8217;s got vengeance on his mind.
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