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Mojave Crossing (Sacketts, No. 9) Mass Market Paperback – August 1, 1985
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Tell Sacket was heading toward Los Angeles when he meets a black-eyed woman that seemed to be pursued by a gang of men. She is an excellent characterization of a woman that uses her looks to manipulate men in the business of temptation. Hesitantly, he agrees to take her with him, which gets him tangled in a heap of trouble.
The vivid description of what the West was like includes the way they talked, dressed, and the landscape itself. The reader also learns about deserts and practical tips on how to survive in them. You can read this in order as part of the Sackett series, or only this single volume. Either way, it is sure to be an enjoyable and entertaining reading adventure.
I spent three-quarters of the book wondering where Tell's gal disappeared to, even though I don't like Ange and wasn't put out by not reading about her. I thought I had messed up the chronology of the series but then, near the end of the story, L'Amour explains her absence. It would've been nice to know that information earlier.
The biggest appeal (for me) about this story is that one of the antagonists is a female, the first time we've seen L'Amour break the "girls are sugar and spice" ideology (and her involvement is obvious so this isn't a spoiler). And it was a pretty good crime too, if only she'd gotten away with it.
We also meet Nolan Sackett in this story and hear about him being an outlaw. What all has ol' Nolan done, to be branded an outlaw? That's a story I'd like to read.
No one has told Tell about Orrin's marriage to Laura Pritts, which this too leads big-hearted Tell into a snare much worse than the black-eyed witch woman in this book. He does get to meet one of his cousins, Nolan, who is not a good guy to run into, but keep in mind that Sackett blood runs deeper than creak water!
Read and enjoy!
Once there he stays at Pico House, an 1870 style, 3 story high, blue granite hotel on the corner of Main and Plaza. Along the way Tell meets up with Nolan Sackett and till book's end, though they are related cousins from Tennessee, seem to be on opposite sides. This book doesn't show Nolan at his best until he decides to side with his cousin.
Louis L'Amour also gives us much collateral information along the way such as the place known as La Nopalera or as 'The Catus Patch' area being today's Hollywood, and Rancho Rodeo de las Aguas being modern day Beverly Hills. Rodeo drive did originally see many rodeos in its area. He also mentions the town of San Bernardino as originally being a Mormon town, and interestingly Big Horn Sheep are not sheep at all, but in the deer family.
In Tell's journey we get this guided tour of a trail to Los Angeles, meet a woman who could be called a witch, seek to recapture stolen gold from Tell, and discover gold from a retired pirate, and meet several down right mean and ornery killers. In several scenes the past comes unexpectedly rushing back to haunt William Tell Sackett in both people and locale.
This book once listed as number 6 in the Sackett series, is now listed in THE SACKETT COMPANION: A PERSONAL GUIDE TO THE SACKETT NOVELS by Louis as number 9.Read more ›
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Always gives the reader a good story. The author brings the old west to life. I would highly recommend this book.Published 9 days ago by Elaine Burlew
This is my third Louis L'Amour novel and I enjoyed it very much.
The plot is never dull. Read more
I’ve been reading the works of Louis L’Amour for more years than I care to admit. I have read most of his books several times – such as the book being reviewed here and never seem... Read morePublished 2 months ago by D. Blankenship
I bought this book for my sister. My dad had all of the original Louis L'Amour books and I got the collection, so YES, I love them. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Camilla Christensen