Sunday, January 12, 2014
Bull River, wait 'till the sun shines through.
The story appears like an old time western with the heroes similar to those in "Lonesome Dove." They are competent and brave and have little use for lengthy sentences. A typical response to a question might be "is."
The agreement with Capt. Vasquez is met and the trail leads to Mexico where authorities are convinced that the lawmen are after a reward for finding the bank president's wife. They want in on the reward money. The lawmen see through the Mexican official's goals and realize that they have to watch their backs.
The plot moves nicely as we read descriptions of the south Texas and Mexican towns, the new railroads and whorehouses that populate the areas. Later, they are joined by another lawmen whose sheriff was killed by the bandit group they are after.
The author is Robert Knott and the characters taken from Robert Parker. They are well described and refreshing. The conclusion is nicely done and the story is fast moving and easy to read.