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Title: Mojave Crossing
Series: Sacketts #9
Author: Louis L’Amour
Rating: 3 of 5 Stars
Format: Digital Edition
Tell Sackett has a bagful of gold and some unknown people on his trail. In some little town he helps out a damsel in distress and ends up shot, robbed and without water in the Mojave Desert.
Being a Sackett, that’s not enough to kill him. So he sets out after his assailaints. He catches up with the Damsel in Distress and finds out there is a lot more to her than he first thought. He gets involved with an old Mexican Pirate who fought his granddaddy and tracks down the man who has his gold. Only to find that another Sackett is acting as his bodyguard.
But since blood is thicker than gold, both Sacketts do the right thing and lots of badguys die and they head off into the sunset.
This felt very disjointed. In the previous book Tell was all setup to get hitched and settle down and now in this book he’s out and about and getting involved with another woman? It kind of gets explained, but at first I didn’t even realize I was reading about the same character as in Sackett.
Everything felt that little bit off for the whole book so it was hard to get into the flow of things like the previous books. I would almost say that this was a “commitment” book on L’Amour’s part to fulfill a publishing contract more than an actual story. It just didn’t have that same feel. I know that’s not very helpful to anyone who hasn’t read it but that’s my take away from it.
I hope the next one is a little more of what I expect.