Mojave Crossing (Sacketts #9) ★★★☆☆

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Title: Mojave Crossing
Series: Sacketts #9
Author: Louis L’Amour
Rating: 3 of 5 Stars
Genre: Western
Pages: 160
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.


My Thoughts:

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.




10 thoughts on “Mojave Crossing (Sacketts #9) ★★★☆☆

    1. The thing is, I think he wrote 3-4 books a year for the first half of his writing career. I’d have to check numbers, but he wasn’t a writer for much more than 30 years and he churned out an incredible amount of books. The Sacketts alone have almost 20.

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  1. Wow. The fact that he didn’t write much and then busted out an amazing number gives me hope. Sorry that this one didn’t work as much for you. But if the author keeps going, he’ll probably have many more chances to hit the mark for you.

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    1. Yep, I’ve read enough other stuff by him as well that I know he’s generally good for a 3-3.5star book on a consistent basis. I’m ok having an author with a large back catalogue like that 🙂


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