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Robert B. Parker's Bull River (A Cole and Hitch Novel) Hardcover – January 7, 2014
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—Booklist on Robert B. Parker's Bull River
"Robert B. Parker's legion of fans will be thrilled with Ironhorse
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Bob's remarkable western- has penned the next great saga featuring itinerant lawmen Everett Hitch and Virgil Cole. Knott's new novel reads just like vintage Parker and the storyline crackles with all the excitement and humor of what is a perfect continuation of the Hitch/Cole series. Parker fans are going to love it!"
—Ed Harris, Academy Award-nominated actor
“A welcome second edition to the return of these delightful western characters.”
—The Oklahoman on Robert B. Parker's Bull River
“Hitch and Cole, reminiscent of the steely eyed, soft-spoken lawmen Randolph Scott played in the movies, speak volumes to one another with a few words and a nod of the head.”
— The Chicago Sun Times
“Add Virgil Cole and Everett Hitch to all the great characters that Robert B. Parker created over the decades to give us enjoyment and entertainment.”
“Blue-Eyed Devil shines.…a page-turner of the first order, and updated western that feels as fresh as anything out there….Virgil Cole never misses, not when it matters. Parker didn’t either.”
—The Boston Globe
“Ironhorse hits with the intensity of an eight-gauge shotgun blast… A rip-snorting tale full of sparse dialogue seasoned with wit as dry as an Oklahoma prairie wind and enough flying bullets and buckshot to fill a caboose... Virgil and Everett's fates are in excellent hands.”
—Tulsa World on on Robert B. Parker's Ironhorse
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Top Customer Reviews
To the story: Marshall Virgil Cole and Deputy Everett Hitch deliver a prisoner, Captain Alejandro, to San Cristobal. They learn the bank has been robbed, apparently by the bank president, and he and his wife have escaped with the funds. Cole and Hitch are asked to investigate, and, although bank president Henry Strode soon turns up, he has been badly beaten and is in a coma, near death. Cole and Hitch soon learn that the bank president is not whom he appeared to be, just as he regains consciousness and escapes. Their prisoner, Alejandro, knows his real name, and claims to know where he will go with the money; but will only share the information if Virgil and Everett take him with them on the hunt. The three men travel into Mexico to apprehend the thieves.
I found the pacing of this book very uneven, and the dialogue difficult to read. The story was pretty unbelievable and i kept waiting for explanations that never came. I won't read another book in this series.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Not as good as some of the earlier books but still worth the read if you enjoyed his earlier work. Love the brevity of the conversations between Everett and Virgil.Published 22 days ago by Teachers pet
If you like Everett and Hitch, this is a typical chapter in their heroic lives. The pace is moderately slow. Read morePublished 23 days ago by jon of irvine
Exciting and interesting,lots of history with Mexico and what entwines the lives and death of the characters throughout the story.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
Enjoyed it but could see that Parer's hand was not on the writing.Published 2 months ago by Sergeant Major
I love all of these books about Cole and Hitch. I have them all. Upset they did not continue to make movies of these books.Published 3 months ago by Dale G.