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Sunday, February 20, 2011

RESOLUTION!

RESOLUTION!

ROBERT B. PARKER

AVAILABLE MARCH 1ST

THE FINAL WESTERN NOVEL BY THE LATE ROBERT B. PARKER IS DUE FOR RELEASE. PARKER’S WESTERNS HAVE THEIR DETRACTORS, BUT I AM NOT AMONG THEM . . . IF PARKER WROTE THE BACKS OF CEREAL BOXES (AND HOW IS THAT FOR A DATED REFERENCE), I KNOW WHAT I’D BE EATING FOR BREAKFAST . . .

The dust has yet to settle in the new frontier town of Resolution. It's barely even a town: a general store, a handful of saloons and a run-down brothel for the workers at a nearby copper mine. No sheriff has been appointed, and gunslingers have taken control.


Amid the chaos, itinerant lawman Everett Hitch has created a small haven of order at the Blackfoot Saloon. Charged with protecting the girls who work the back room, Hitch has seen off passing cowboys and violent punters - though it's his scheming boss, Amos Woolfson, who stirs up the most trouble. When a greedy mine owner threatens the local ranchers, Woolfson ends up at the centre of a makeshift war.


Hitch knows only too well how to protect himself, but with the bloodshed mounting, he's relieved when his friend Virgil Cole rides into town. In a place where justice and order don't yet exist, Cole and Hitch must lay down the law – without violating their codes of honour, duty and friendship.

2 comments:

  1. Thank God. There is one more. I'm going to miss him when all his stuff cycles through.

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  2. Wait. This is a reissue of one of the earlier books. Just now caught that. I like this cover, though.

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