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The Quick and the Dead
The Quick and the Dead
Author: Louis L'Amour
Con Vallian knew the best way to stay out of trouble was to mind his own business. Then he stopped for a cup of coffee at a stranger's campfire and found himself guiding a family of greenhorns across the prairie -- fighting a pack of rustlers on one hand and some mighty unpredictable Indians on the other!
PBS Market Price: $7.09 or $3.19+1 credit
ISBN-13: 9780553280845
ISBN-10: 0553280848
Publication Date: 6/1/1982
Pages: 160
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

4 stars, based on 19 ratings
Publisher: Bantam
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio CD
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if you like l'amour you will like this book
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This is a different movie from the Clint Eastwood quick-and-dead. It's about a family going west who run afoul of a band of villains, and the man who ends up helping them out.

The hero's name is Con Vallian, and there's a villain/character in it named The Huron, as well as the usual band of baddies.

Good, clean story, moves pretty fast.
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A man called Vallian. They were nothing to him this family of greenhorns. Yet Vallian found himself involved with them. Easteners who dreamed of the pioneer life never expected to meet violence until they come up against a ruthless band of outlaws. Now Vallian knows he the McKaskel's best - and only hope - for survival.