The New York Times-bestselling author's richly imagined work of historical fiction: a powerful tale of the Old West from the acknowledged master of crime fiction. After the bloody confrontation in Appaloosa, Everett Hitch heads into the afternoon sun and ends up in Resolution, an Old West town so new the dust has yet to settle. It's the kind of town that doesn't have much in the way of commerce, except for a handful of saloons and some houses of ill repute. Hitch takes a job as a lookout at Amos Wolfson's Blackfoot Saloon and quickly establishes his position as protector of the ladies who work the back rooms-as well as a man unafraid to stand up to the enforcer sent down from the O'Malley copper mine. Though Hitch makes short work of hired gun Koy Wickman, tensions continue to mount, so that even the self-assured Hitch is relieved by the arrival in town of his friend Virgil Cole. When greedy mine owner Eamon O'Malley threatens the loose coalition of local ranchers and starts buying up Resolution's few businesses, Hitch and Cole find themselves in the middle of a makeshift war between O'Malley's men and the ranchers. In a place where law and order don't exist, Hitch and Cole must make their own, guided by their sense of duty, honor, and friendship.
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by Robert B. Parker
by Robert Knott, Robert B. Parker
by Robert Knott
by Robert Crais
by Robert K. Tanenbaum
"Take Parker's hero Spenser, rename him Everett Hitch, and relocate him to the Old West, and you have this tale of vigilante justice in the new town of Resolution. There's plenty of action and snappy dialogue as Hitch and three buddies help the local ranchers hold onto their land and the local ladies of the evening maintain their safety. Titus Welliver has a laidback approach to the narration, which is fine, and his mild characterizations are ok, too. The problem comes in the aforementioned dialogue, which is liberally peppered with attributions. These may be fine in print, but aurally they're annoying. Otherwise, this is a good story decently read. J.B.G. (c) AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine"
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