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Appaloosa (Virgil Cole and Evertt Hitch, Bk 1)
Appaloosa - Virgil Cole and Evertt Hitch, Bk 1
Author: Robert B. Parker
A richly imagined novel of the Old West, as spare and vivid as a high plains sunset, from one of the world's most talented performers. — It was a long time ago, now, and there were many gunfights to follow, but I remember as well as I remember anything the first time I saw Virgil Cole shoot. Time slowed down for him. Always steady, and never f...  more »

When it comes to writing, Robert B. Parker knows no boundaries. From the iconic Spenser detective series and the novels featuring Sunny Randall and Jesse Stone, to the groundbreaking historical novel Double Play, Parker's imagination has taken readers from Boston to Brooklyn and back again. In Appaloosa, fans are taken on another trip, to the untamed territories of the West during the 1800s.

When Virgil Cole and Everett Hitch arrive in Appaloosa, they find a small, dusty town suffering at the hands of renegade rancher Randall Bragg, a man who has so little regard for the law that he has taken supplies, horses, and women for his own and left the city marshal and one of his deputies for dead. Cole and Hitch, itinerant lawmen, are used to cleaning up after opportunistic thieves, but in Bragg they find an unusually wily adversary-one who raises the stakes by playing not with the rules, but with emotions.

This is Robert B. Parker at his storytelling best.
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PBS Market Price: $8.09 or $4.19+1 credit
ISBN-13: 9780425204320
ISBN-10: 0425204324
Publication Date: 6/6/2006
Pages: 304
Rating:
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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4 stars, based on 101 ratings
Publisher: Berkley
Book Type: Paperback
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reviewed Appaloosa (Virgil Cole and Evertt Hitch, Bk 1) on + 9 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
Decidedly not a Spencer novel, this first book in a new series, however, shows Robert B. Parker's typical sparce writing style, his appealing characters, and wonderful story telling ability. You do not have to be a fan of westerns to enjoy the antics of the two very different main characters as they begin to bring a bit of law and order to a lawless small town.
reviewed Appaloosa (Virgil Cole and Evertt Hitch, Bk 1) on + 42 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Parker in the Wild West!! All the adventure of a Spenser book, but set in the Old West.
One of my husbands favorites.
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Helpful Score: 1
Predictable but a good very easy read for a couple of days. I'll wait for the movie to come out on DVD.
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reviewed Appaloosa (Virgil Cole and Evertt Hitch, Bk 1) on + 2907 more book reviews
Liked this book very very much--the characters just come to life and I pictured them as Duvall and Costner from Open Range, the quick terse dialogue is so easy to read and it doesn't drag anywhere in the story.Everett and Cole are better friends than they think they are and it's an interesting partnership.
reviewed Appaloosa (Virgil Cole and Evertt Hitch, Bk 1) on + 9 more book reviews
This a great book and reads fast. I saw the movie and the dialog was much like the book. I've read all four of the Virgil Cole, Evertt Hitch books and I hope Mr Parker will continue these. Fact is, I'm going to reread all of them.
bdog59 avatar reviewed Appaloosa (Virgil Cole and Evertt Hitch, Bk 1) on + 34 more book reviews
This series has 4 books to it. Excellent story and writing. Had a hard time puting this book down but it an excellent read. Virgil and Everett make a good team. Some funny lines all thru the book. The movie is good too.


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