High Lonesome

High Lonesome

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In one of his most riveting novels of adventure, America's favorite storyteller follows the treacherous trail of an outlaw determined to make his big strike and then disappear into a new life. But can a wrong turn be made righ--and can the heart of a hardened man still be moved by a second chance at happiness? Here's a hard-hitting, uniquely American tale of raw courage, haunting regret, and hope against all odds as only Louis L'Amour can tell it. Considine bristled at the word "thief," but that's what he was. He'd been out of money, and one mistake had just led to another. Now he had four years of crime behind him and little to show for it--except the dubious honor of being a hunted man all over the country. But just south of the border there was one last chance it could all pay off. Obaro was a tough town full of tough men--boasting a bank no one had ever tapped. But it wasn't just the bank that rankled Considine, it was the man who ran Obaro. Sheriff Pete Runyon was a friend turned rival who'd married the girl Considine once loved. He was also the only man to beat Considine in a knock-down fight. Outwitting Runyon now would be sweet revenge on many levels. Then Considine could just take the money and run--literally--to the border, buy a small ranch, and start anew. Considine didn't count on meeting Lennie, a beautiful young woman, and her trail-savvy but reckless father, a former outlaw trying to get far enough away from his past to give his daughter a future. The two were headed straight for Apache country and certain death. Now Considine and his gang can either ride like hell for the border just ahead of an angry posse--or join the old man and the girl in a desperate last stand atop High Lonesome against blood-hungry warriors. The choice is simple: risk the hangman's noose or an Apache bullet.
Publisher: New York : Bantam Dell, 2005.
ISBN: 9780553804461
Characteristics: 193 p. ;,20 cm.


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multcolib_central Jul 25, 2014

Lious L'amour remains so popular because few authors can tell a tale quite like he could. Its like sitting around a campfire listening to an old timer spin a yarn. If you've never read him, this is a good start

Feb 14, 2014

Ride 'em, Cowboy!

If you, like myself, enjoy reading vivid, well-written and believable tales of the Old West, then you're sure to find High Lonesome a mighty fine yarn that certainly holds one's attention right through to its gripping ending.

Written in 1962 by famous "Western" novelist, Louis L'Amour, High Lonesome's ruff'n'rugged story concerns cowboy/outlaw Considine who's determined to retire from a life of crime - Only to find something even more dangerous to live for.

High Lonesome is a hard-hitting, uniquely American tale of raw courage, haunting regret and second chances. It is told as only Louis L'Amour could possibly tell it.

Throughout his life (1908-1988), L'Amour wrote 90 novels and 26 short-story collections, all of which fell mostly into the genre of the "Western", or "Frontier Fiction" as L'Amour liked to call his stories.

Considered to be one of the world's most popular writers, Louis L'Amour certainly had an amazing talent for capturing the rugged feel of the Wild West in so many of his works.

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