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Resolution by Robert B. Parker
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Aug 10, 2012

it was ok
Read in August, 2012

After a confrontation in Appaloosa, Everett Hitch heads into the afternoon sun and ends up in Resolution, an Old West town so new the dust has yet to settle, the kind of town that doesn't have much in the way of commerce - a handful of saloons and some houses of ill repute. Hitch takes a job as lookout at Amos Wolfson's Blackfoot Saloon and quickly establishes his position as protector of the ladies who work the backrooms as well as a man unafraid to stand up to the enforcer sent down from the O'Malley copper mine.

Though Hitch makes short work of hired gun Koy Wickman, tensions continue to mount, so that even the self-assured Hitch is relieved by the arrival in town of his friend Virgil Cole. When greedy mine owner Eamon O'Malley threatens the loose coalition of local ranchers and starts buying up Resolution's few businesses, Hitch and Cole find themselves in the middle of a makeshift war between O'Malley's men and the ranchers.

The book is a Spenser story set in a different time and place. Hitch & Cole are Spenser and Hawk. The dialogue is the same, the theme is the same. This story seems longer than the Spenser stories, making it a little tedious.

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