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Milo Talon (The Talon and Chantry series #5)

3.92 of 5 stars 3.92  ·  rating details  ·  1,267 ratings  ·  22 reviews
Milo Talon knew the territory and the good men from the bad. He had ridden the Outlaw Trail and could find out things others couldn’t. That was why a rich man named Jefferson Henry hired Milo to hunt down a missing girl. But from the moment Milo began his search, he knew something wasn’t right. Three people had already died, an innocent woman was on the run, and a once sle...more
Paperback, 272 pages
Published July 1st 1981 by Bantam
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Alex Church
Milo Talon was a typical kind of past-life outlaw. He was very cautious and had become a kind of bounty hunter. While in a town, he took the job to find a girl that was the heir to a mysterious man named Jefferson Henry, and he had to try and search for her without getting involved with outlaws and other bad men. He eventually finds the girl, but she was on her own search for the riches/treasure from her father. Milo found the girl, but he had to fight back gunmen that had been tracking him. In...more
I thought this was a very sub-par novel for L'Amour. Granted, he is not a bright light literarily, but he spins a good yarn and I enjoy his western sagas. I like to read him when I am looking for something light and fun. Milo Talon, however, was ill-conceived, disjointed, incongruous and confusing. He had too many irons in the fire. His main character repeated himself (ad nauseum). The plot did not tie together, too many liberties were taken and the ending was a total let-down. Its like he dashe...more
Normally I really like LL books, but this one had me wanting to smack Milo upside the head for not staying focussed. I forgot how many times he picked up the paper clues and then put them down and went off to do something else; he never asked Molly the questions that would have streamlined the whole process, even the easy ones, like "Why is someone trying to kill you?" or "Why were you kidnapped?" There was time in the ride back from the kidnap site to town, but oh, no, big strong stupid cowboy...more
Garage Sale find, about 100 Westerns for $2.00

So I realize that this is a series book now that I am entering this on Good Reads, but the book is great

I remember my Grandpa would get these books, from all of his kids, and grandchildren as gifts. A day spent fishing with him, reading books on the dock waiting for the fish to swim by our worms. I am going to enjoy these easy predictable reads.

After reading the books in series, I will add more to the review to see how it fits, but by itself this is...more
Louis L'Amout was, for the most part, a formulaic novelist, but it was a formula I thoroughly enjoyed, and still enjoy. This was one of the Sackett series, though on the fringes, as Milo is a distant cousin to the central figures in the Sackett timeline. Good story, though, where the bad guys are clearly bad, the good guys have strong values and similar friends, and in the end, the hero wins and gets the girl. Sorry for those who like more sophisticated do I, but this also works for me...more
I was 12 years old when a friend recomended I read this novel and it's still one of my favourites. I've probably read it 4 times over the last 30 years. I can still hear the sound of Talon's boots tapping on the boardwalk. L'amour may tend to be formalistic in his writings but he knows the land and the people he writes about.
Dale Rosso
Jan 05, 2014 Dale Rosso rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: All ages
Shelves: western
Great story, as usual I have trouble putting L'Amour's tale down.
I was desperate for a book to read at night.... Lee loves all Louis L'Amour , so I grabbed one of his and this is what I ended up with. I will say I enjoyed it more than I anticipated. He definitely knows how to vividly paint a picture in your mind.
Michael Kennard
Read most of Louis Lamour's books when I was in my late teens and early twenties. They are important to me as they were some of the first books that got me into the reading habit. For that I shall be forever grateful
The perfect airplane read. There's a cowboy, he has a code, there are bad men and our hero does what has to be done. Lamour is a bit formulaic but comfortable and endearing.
Apr 25, 2011 Sho rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommended to Sho by: parents
Kind of a Sackett because his old ma, Em, was a Sackett before she married. Not bad, if I need a cowboy fix I'll track down the others he wrote about the Talons.
Jul 29, 2007 Kent rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Any L'Amour Fan
Not your usual Hero first book. This one really displays the work that Mr. L'amour takes to completely create his characters. One of my favorites!
Oct 11, 2008 Ally rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommended to Ally by: Aaron
Shelves: school-7th_08-09
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Eric Fischer
My second L'Amour book. A little confusing to start, but a fun read regardless.
Sarah Elizabeth
One of my all time favorites! And not just because Milo is part Sackett :]
In the top ten of L'Amour books as far as I'm concerned.
Now I can say I've read a Louis L'Amour.
if u like western books u will love this book
Christopher G
Not a bad book.
Feb 07, 2012 PWRL marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2012-new
Brent Horn
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Louis L'Amour was an American author. L'Amour's books, primarily Western fiction, remain enormously popular, and most have gone through multiple printings. At the time of his death all 101 of his works were in print (86 novels, 14 short-story collections and one full-length work of nonfiction) and he was considered "one of the world's most popular writers".
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