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Blue-Eyed Devil (Virgil Cole and Everett Hitch, Bk 4)
Blue-Eyed Devil - Virgil Cole and Everett Hitch, Bk 4 Author:Robert B. Parker 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 w... more »ith 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?« less
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This last tale in the Cole/Hitch series is another fun quick read(276 pages-large print, widely spaced). It is fairly predictable like the other three books Appaloosa, Resolution and Brimstone. I am a huge Robert B Parker fan and will miss his writing.
Excellent read! Classic Parker writing and the characters, Everett and Virgil are still true to form. The book begs to be finished but leaves you waiting for the next in the series..if there should be one...