The extraordinary new Western from the New York Times- bestselling author, featuring itinerant lawmen Virgil Cole and Everett Hitch.
Law enforcement in Appaloosa had once been Virgil Cole and me. Now there was a chief of police and twelve policemen. Our third day back in town, the chief invited us to the office for a talk.
The new chief is Amos Callico: a tall, fat man in a derby hat, wearing a star on his vest and a big pearl-handled Colt inside his coat. An ambitious man with his eye on the governorship-and perhaps the presidency-he wants Cole and Hitch on his side. But they can't be bought, which upsets him mightily.
When Callico begins shaking down local merchants for protection money, those who don't want to play along seek the help of Cole and Hitch. But the guns for hire are thorns in the side of the power-hungry chief. When they are forced to fire on the trigger-happy son of a politically connected landowner, Callico sees his dream begin to crumble. There will be a showdown-but who'll be left standing?
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Robert B. Parker was the author of more than fifty books. He died in January 2010.From AudioFile:
Parker passed away earlier year, so this is likely the last ride with laid-back but deadly cowboys Virgil Cole and Everett Hitch. The novel is filled with Parker's vivid descriptions and entertaining characters. Multiple plotlines keep listeners intrigued with lusty and violent action. Titus Welliver's voice comes across as natural and appropriate for the Western genre. He excels in portraying the male characters and is successful at softening his voice and raising its pitch to portray credible females. The relationship between Virgil and Everett is filled with camaraderie. Listeners will enjoy their offhand jokes as well as Parker's descriptions of the Old West. S.C.A. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2010, Portland, Maine
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Book Description G.P. Putnam's Sons, 2010. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. New item. May have light shelf wear. Bookseller Inventory # 161001346
Book Description Putnam Adult, 2010. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0399156488
Book Description G.P. Putnam's Sons, New York, New York, U.S.A., 2010. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. The fourth and final novel in the Virgil Cole-Everett Hitch series, which also includes BRIMSTONE, RESOLUTION, and APPALOOSA. Parker is the author of over fifty novels, including the Soenser series of mystery novels. New, unread copy, in new, mylar-protected dust jacket.M62. Bookseller Inventory # 021116
Book Description Putnam Pub Group, E Rutherford, New Jersey, U.S.A., 2010. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 1st Edition. First/First; Book Condition: New/ Dustjacket: New; FIRST PRINTING with number line; tight spine with crisp clean pages; sharp corners; price unclipped; no remainder marks; not BCE; an ex-library book with the usual marks; protected with mylar cover; we ship the same day. Bookseller Inventory # 000237
Book Description Putnam Adult, 2010. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. First Edition. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0399156488
Book Description G.P. Putnam's Sons, 2010. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110399156488