Robert B. Parker's The Bridge

Robert B. Parker's The Bridge

Book - 2014
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"The next gritty, gun-slinging entry in the New York Times-bestselling series featuring itinerant lawmen Virgil Cole and Everett Hitch"-- Provided by publisher.
"The next gritty, gun-slinging entry in the New York Times-bestselling series, featuring itinerant lawmen Virgil Cole and Everett Hitch. Territorial Marshals Virgil Cole and Everett Hitch are back in Appaloosa, where their work enforcing the law has been exceptionally quiet. All that is about to change. An ominous storm rolls in, and along with it a band of night riders with a devious scheme, who show up at the Rio Blanco camp, where a three-hundred-foot bridge is under construction. Appaloosa's Sheriff Sledge Driskill and his deputies are the first to respond, but as the storm grows more threatening, news of troubles at the bridge escalate and the Sheriff and his deputies go missing. Virgil and Everett saddle up to sort things out but before they do the hard drinking, Beauregard Beauchamp arrives in Appaloosa with his Theatrical Extravaganza troupe and the promise of the best in lively entertainment west of the Mississippi. With the troupe comes a lovely and mysterious fortune-teller who is set on saving Everett from imminent but indefinable danger. The trouble at the bridge, the missing lawmen, the new arrivals, and Everett's shoot-out in front of Hal's Cafe; aren't the only things on Cole and Hitch's plate as a gang of unsavory soldiers ease into town with a shady alibi, shadier intentions, and a soon-to-be-discovered wake of destruction. As clouds over Appaloosa continue to gather, things get much worse for Cole and Hitch ... "-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York :, G.P. Putnam's Sons,, [2014]
ISBN: 9780399171130
Branch Call Number: WESTERN
Characteristics: 312 pages ; 24 cm.
Alternative Title: Bridge

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alaska_mcghee
Aug 21, 2017

If you enjoy the interaction of Virgil Cole and Everett Hitch this a great read. A quick paced book with a mystery that takes more than a few turns and twists. As a western it’s a good book. However one thing that is missing is the female conflict that only Robert B Parker could produce.

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WolvesFan329
Jun 19, 2015

Great story. Moves fairly fast, with lots of nice vines and side stories. Nice twist at the end that I did not see coming. Not a real action packed story, but just enough to appeal to those who like the genre. Virgil and Everett are a great team.

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charlie2911
Feb 11, 2015

If I hadn't seen the name on the front, I'd swear Robert B himself had written this. Virgil and Everett have all the same mannerisms and attitudes, the other characters are also good and it made a thoroughly enjoyable story.

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rp3276
Jan 19, 2015

This book is not written by Mr. Parker but another writer. So I have no interest in it.

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