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Fool's Coach 0th Edition

4.5 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
ISBN-13: 978-0595329076
ISBN-10: 0595329071
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This mildly diverting western concerns a desperate flight in a broken-down coach from the rough-and-tumble Montana goldfield towns of Alder Gulch and Virginia City, where road agents--highwaymen, bushwackers, thugs--make travel hazardous. While you can make a fortune in this hardbitten territory, you'd better not try to leave town with it. Nevertheless, doughty miner Aristotle Scrimshaw, Professor Randolph Figaro, an honest gambler, and Angelica Ramirez, a whorehouse madame with a heart (and 600 pounds) of gold, have their reasons for decamping. Fortitude Hays and Calvin Creed help fix up a coach and borrow a team to make an unscheduled run for it. Once nefarious characters get wind of the treasure (totaling a hard-to-tote half-ton of gold dust), the travelers are attacked and harassed all along the treacherous coach route. Though plot twists and mounting tension move toward a heartwarming finale, Wheeler's ( Dodging Red Cloud ) dialogue rings hollow, stock characters "retort" and "guffaw" overmuch and disbelief--present from early on--finally triumphs.
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Wheeler is among the top living writers of the Westerns - if not the best. --Kirkus Reviews --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 206 pages
  • Publisher: Backinprint.com (August 19, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0595329071
  • ISBN-13: 978-0595329076
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.5 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,148,882 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Charles R. Anderson on September 25, 2010
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I have read about this period of history in several books. This is a fun one if you are into that story. It is discouraging to read about the lawlesness of that period. You have to feel sorry for anyone who had gold to transport out. It was almost impossible to get away until after the locals united and hung the sheriff and his road agents.
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This is a great book, don't know why nobody has put in a review for it. It's the first Richard S.Wheeler book I read, and it hooked me. A bit more action than most of his books, lot of fun.
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