A Novel

Book - 2009
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"When we last saw Virgil Cole and Everett Hitch, they had just put things to right in the rough-and-tumble Old West town of Resolution. It's now a year later, and Virgil has only one thing on his mind: Allie French, the woman who stole his heart from their days in Appaloosa. Even though Allie ran off with another man, Virgil is determined to find her, his deputy and partner Everett Hitch at his side. Making their way across New Mexico and Texas, the pair finally discover Allie in a small-town brothel. Her spirit crushed, Allie joins Everett and Virgil as they head north to start over in Brimstone. But things are not the same between Virgil and Allie; too much has happened, and Virgil can't face what Allie did to survive the year they were apart. Vowing to change, Allie thinks she has found redemption through the local church and its sanctimonious leader, Brother Percival. Given their reputations as guns for hire, Everett and Virgil are able to secure positions as the town's deputies. But Brother Percival stirs up trouble at the local saloons, and as the violence escalates into murder, the two struggle to keep the peace."--Publisher description.
Publisher: New York : G. P. Putnam's Sons, 2009.
ISBN: 9780399155710
Call Number: PARKER
Characteristics: 293 p. ; 24 cm.
Subjects: Cole, Virgil (Fictitious character) -- Fiction.
Hitch, Everett (Fictitious character) -- Fiction.
Peace officers -- Fiction.
Religious leaders -- Fiction.
Temperance -- Fiction.
Murder -- Fiction.
Man-woman relationships -- Fiction.
Friendship -- Fiction.
Prostitutes -- Fiction.
Sheriffs -- United States -- Fiction.
Clergy -- United States -- Fiction.
West (U.S.) -- History -- Fiction.
Western fiction.


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Feb 21, 2016

Robert B. Parker writes no literature but is sure good at a quick and intense western thriller!

Oct 12, 2010


Feb 11, 2010

This is the third western in a trilogy,

Oct 27, 2009

If you like Robert Parker's books, you will love "Brimstone", yet another cracking good story on the constant theme of friendshi betwenn two men. An unusually good plot, lots of action and a satisfying conclusion.


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