By Louis L'Amour
In peerless fiction spanning 5 a long time and as many continents, Louis L’Amour has confirmed himself the preeminent storyteller of the yankee adventure. no matter if set aboard a boat trapped in enemy seas or amidst a showdown within the deserts of loss of life Valley, his tales brilliantly seize the heroic and indomitable spirit of our nice land.
From The Listening Hills
The twelve tales during this collection--appearing for the 1st time in a single entire volume--run the spectrum of human feelings as they shipping us from the fading majesty of the previous West to a small-town soccer box to the lonely canyons of 1 man’s brain. those vintage stories of event, secret, mysticism, and suspense epitomize the uniquely American longing for connection and roots, justice and love, as simply L’Amour can. here's a varied crew of heroes and traitors, outlaws and lawmen, the blameless, the to blame, and those that function within the shadowy territory outdoors the achieve of justice.
The wastelands of loss of life Valley shape the backdrop for the story of a determined guy who leads his pursuers right into a desolate tract trap--where warmth and thirst are his simply guns. A rodeo rider framed for against the law he didn’t devote takes a wild experience on a mythical bronco that can support him capture the true killers. An American pilot flies Russian and British brokers into the labyrinthine forests of Asiatic Russia--only to find that one in all them is a traitor. successful guy discovers the deadly limits of friendship; and a quest for revenge turns into a frantic race to discover a cache of gold hidden within the drifting sands of the Southwest. And in a strong and relocating parable, an Indian boy needs to lead his relations throughout a drought-ravaged land with not anything to steer him yet his faith.
The gripping name tale counts down the ultimate hours of a wounded guy suffering to fend off his enemies and likely dying. sooner than time runs out, he needs to end crucial activity of his existence: a letter to his unborn son that would vindicate the relatives name.Filled with a distinct model of ardour and drama, From the Listening Hills is an exemplary assortment that showcases the iconic abilities of 1 of America’s so much loved authors.
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Why not start tonight? ” “Are you crazy? ” she asked irritably. “In this country, wearing these shoes, I’d be lucky to make it in two days! And without water? ” she exclaimed contemptuously. ” “Look, honey,” he protested patiently, “we had enough gas. ” He dropped to his knees and peered under the rear of the vehicle. “There’s a hole,” he said. ” Ash shrugged. “I don’t know, maybe call the cops. ” “We’re in the middle of the desert. Nobody comes out here. ” He sucked in a deep breath. “You’re worried about the guy being a witness.
Tell you what you might do, though. About the day after tomorrow you might drive over to Stovepipe Wells and call the sheriff. Ask him to meet me at Dodd’s Spring and to bring Ragan from the Riverside Police Department. Robbery-Homicide. ” Garner stared. “Homicide? ” “You’re darn’ tootin’, it is! ” Slim protested. ” Knowing he must not walk again until the cool of the evening, he sat down and quietly spun his yarn out while Slim listened. Garner nodded from time to time. ” Slim asked. He chuckled, his old eyes twinkling.
In the three days he had been in town, Deke had seen the girl several times—and had fallen completely in love with her. As for Bly, Deke would not have liked him even if he had not been with Carol Bell. The boots with their rundown heels, faded Levi’s and his patched wool shirt made Murphy a distinct contrast to the immaculate gray of Bly’s rodeo costume, but the contrast did not end there. Bill Bly was a splendidly built man, two hundred and ten pounds of muscle, and easily over six feet. He was cock of the walk, looked it, acted it, and wanted it known.