The Resource Robert B. Parker's Bull River, Robert Knott

Robert B. Parker's Bull River, Robert Knott

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Robert B. Parker's Bull River
Title
Robert B. Parker's Bull River
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Robert Knott
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Bull River
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Language
eng
Summary
After hunting down the notorious desperado Alejandro Vasquez, Territorial Marshal Virgil Cole and Deputy Everett Hitch return him to San Crist́óbal to stand trial. No sooner do they remand him into custody than a major bank robbery occurs and the lawmen find themselves tasked with another job investigating the robbery of the Comstock Bank, recovering the loot, and bringing the criminals to justice. But when their primary suspect is found severely beaten outside a high class brothel and turns out to be using a false identity to escape a torrid past, it is Alejandro who becomes the key to their investigation. Cole and Hitch are soon on the trail of the money, two calculating brothers, and the daughter of St. Louis s most prominent millionaire in a Cain and Abel story that brings revenge to a whole new level
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  • Knott continues the adventures of Marshal Virgil Cole and Deputy Marshal Everett Hitch in this latest addition to Robert B. Parker's series (after Ironhorse). Virgil and Everett capture the killer and gang leader Captain Alejandro Miguel Vasquez and bring him to San Cristobal. But before they can close this case, they are already involved in another. The Comstock Bank, they learn, has been robbed by its president, and all is not as it seems as Virgil and Everett uncover the convoluted conspiracy behind the bank's robbery. Unfortunately, for a thriller set in America's old West, this novel lacks action. Each of the short chapters in the first two-thirds involves tedious amounts of interrogation of the many throwaway characters Virgil and Everett sift through in their attempt to uncover the true robber. Furthermore, the novel is puzzlingly written from Everett's perspective. Virgil is the more commanding hero in the story, and Everett's perspective is so rarely and ineffectually used it becomes a superfluous storytelling contrivance. (Jan.) --Staff (Reviewed January 6, 2014) (Publishers Weekly, vol 261, issue 01, p)
  • (The following is a combined review for ROBERT B. PARKER&#39 and S BULL RIVER)Knott (Robert B. Parker's Ironhorse, 2013) spins another tale that unites Parker's two chosen genres, the Western and the crime story. No sooner have Territorial Marshal Virgil Cole and his deputy, Everett Hitch, hunted down "Captain" Alejandro Vasquez so that he can be locked in the San Cristóbal jail than there's a ruckus across town. According to unimpeachable eyewitness testimony, Henry Strode, president of the Comstock Bank, has made off with $200,000, most of it on deposit for Strode's father-in-law, St. Louis tycoon Jantz Wainwright. The search for Strode ends abruptly when he's discovered, beaten, breathing and broke, on the porch of Slingshot Clark's Cottonwood Springs whorehouse. It turns out that more than Wainwright's money has been taken; his daughter Catherine, Strode's wife, is gone as well. Clearly, there's more to this robbery than meets the eye, but Virgil and Everett are stunned to hear Alejandro Vasquez announce that he knows who the real robbers are and where they can be found. Can they trust the bandito accused of multiple thefts and murders to lead them to the culprits--especially once the trail leads to Mexico, where the federales are just as eager to clap Alejandro into prison as the Americans? And what will happen if, against all odds, Virgil and Everett actually catch up with their prey? The questions are a lot more interesting than the answers. But Knott pays out the complications with a sure hand en route to a denouement that provides fans exactly what they're looking for and not a smidgen more.(Kirkus Reviews, January 1, 2014)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10246752
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1954-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Knott, Robert
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3611.N685
LC item number
R38 2014
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1932-2010
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Parker, Robert B.
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True
Series statement
Virgil Cole and Everett Hitch
Series volume
0006
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cole, Virgil (Fictitious character)
  • Hitch, Everett (Fictitious character)
  • FICTION / Westerns
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Robert B. Parker's Bull River, Robert Knott
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
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996247
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
342 pages
Isbn
9780399165269
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2013037162
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(Sirsi) i9780399165269
Label
Robert B. Parker's Bull River, Robert Knott
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
996247
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
342 pages
Isbn
9780399165269
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2013037162
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(Sirsi) i9780399165269

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