The Resource Robert B. Parker's The bridge : a novel, Robert Knott

Robert B. Parker's The bridge : a novel, Robert Knott

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Robert B. Parker's The bridge : a novel
Title
Robert B. Parker's The bridge
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Robert Knott
Title variation
Bridge
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eng
Summary
  • "The next gritty, gun-slinging entry in the New York Times-bestselling series, featuring itinerant lawmen Virgil Cole and Everett Hitch. Territorial Marshals Virgil Cole and Everett Hitch are back in Appaloosa, where their work enforcing the law has been exceptionally quiet. All that is about to change. An ominous storm rolls in, and along with it a band of night riders with a devious scheme, who show up at the Rio Blanco camp, where a three-hundred-foot bridge is under construction. Appaloosa's Sheriff Sledge Driskill and his deputies are the first to respond, but as the storm grows more threatening, news of troubles at the bridge escalate and the Sheriff and his deputies go missing. Virgil and Everett saddle up to sort things out but before they do the hard drinking, Beauregard Beauchamp arrives in Appaloosa with his Theatrical Extravaganza troupe and the promise of the best in lively entertainment west of the Mississippi. With the troupe comes a lovely and mysterious fortune-teller who is set on saving Everett from imminent but indefinable danger. The trouble at the bridge, the missing lawmen, the new arrivals, and Everett's shoot-out in front of Hal's Cafe; aren't the only things on Cole and Hitch's plate as a gang of unsavory soldiers ease into town with a shady alibi, shadier intentions, and a soon-to-be-discovered wake of destruction. As clouds over Appaloosa continue to gather, things get much worse for Cole and Hitch ..."--
  • "The next gritty, gun-slinging entry in the New York Times-bestselling series featuring itinerant lawmen Virgil Cole and Everett Hitch"--
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Things have been very quiet for Territory Marshals Virgil Cole and Everett Hitch, but they know things can change quickly. And they do. A major bridge construction over the Rio Blanco is blown up, and two workers are killed. Appaloosa Sheriff Sledge Driskill and his deputies head to the site to investigate, but never make it there. Cole and Hitch are assigned to determine the fate of their brethren lawmen and to uncover who is responsible for the demolition of the bridge. Soon Cole and Hitch know who blew up the bridge but not why. As they investigate, Everett is smitten with the beautiful and mysterious fortune teller Seraphine, who provides cryptic visions of the future that initially make no sense but eventually are realized in most unusual ways. Knott’s third shot at re-creating the Cole-Hitch partnership is by far the best. He’s getting a handle on Parker’s spare prose style, and the repartee between the two reflects the dry humor that helps bond them. There is also a very clever mystery mixed in, and the Seraphine subplot adds a Twilight Zone finish to an extraordinarily entertaining novel. -- Lukowsky, Wes (Reviewed 12-01-2014) (Booklist, vol 111, number 7, p30)
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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10386320
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1954-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Knott, Robert
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
A Cole and Hitch novel
Series volume
3
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cole, Virgil (Fictitious character)
  • Hitch, Everett (Fictitious character)
  • FICTION
  • Cole, Virgil (Fictitious character)
  • Hitch, Everett (Fictitious character)
Label
Robert B. Parker's The bridge : a novel, Robert Knott
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"A novel"--Jacket
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
1057292
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
312 pages
Isbn
9780399171130
Lccn
2014040666
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780399171130
  • (OCoLC)881093306
Label
Robert B. Parker's The bridge : a novel, Robert Knott
Publication
Note
"A novel"--Jacket
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1057292
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
312 pages
Isbn
9780399171130
Lccn
2014040666
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780399171130
  • (OCoLC)881093306

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