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Under the Sweetwater Rim
Deep in Indian country, Major Mark Devereaux and his men find a grisly scene: a wagon train savagely attacked, with no survivors. One of the wagons originally with the group is missing; in it is a fortune in gold and Devereaux’s daughter, Mary. The slaughter, Devereaux learns, was not the work of Indians but of a murderous outlaw band. With the stakes rising in a deadly ga ...more
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Published July 26th 2005 by Bantam
(first published September 1st 1971)
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Okay so this honestly the first time I've reviewed anything publicly for a while, and I promised myself I'd review the next thing I saw. Then I read, "Under the Sweetwater Rim" by Louis L'amour. Honestly, I need to be careful what promises I make, as it was a rather unremarkable novel. It was my first Louis L'amour novel which I realize is something of a right of passage for Western novel readers. Everyone I know who reads Westerns seems to shower L'amour with some kind of overwhelming praise. H ...more
Sep 11, 2014 Clifford rated it 5 of 5 stars · review of another edition
Like the other L'amour novels, you know who wins in the end. The good guys are good guys, the bad guys are bad guys. This book ended rather abruptly; it almost seemed like there was a space constraint on the ending. Normally L'amour novels have a fairly predictable ending that comes at its own pace yet this one ended almost prematurely with little fanfare or finalizing of the story. Don't get me wrong, still a great book, just seemed to be lacking the ending you would expect from him.
'Under the Sweetwater Rim' was an enjoyable read. L'Amour gives his audience a feel for the country his characters travel through. Plus, this is a story of two men, Tenadore Brian and Reuben Kelsey, who make different choices in life. I won't spoil the story for anyone, but you see how life turns out for each man. Food for thought for anyone who's considering choices and different ways of doing things.
Major Matt Devereaux and his men find a massacred wagon train. There are no survivors but on man is missing, a lieutenant traveling with the train against orders.The major determines that the slaughter was carried out by white men not Indians. Is the missing lieutenant alive or dead and what is his relationship to the massacre?
Louis L’Amour is perhaps the best-known western author. This fast-paced, adventurous story of murder and betrayal combines your love of page-turning suspense and western themes and settings. Best of all, fans of Louis L’Amour will never lack for reading. He’s written dozens and dozens of well-loved westerns.
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".More about Louis L'Amour...