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Robbers Roost by James Reasoner
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Oct 10, 12

Read from October 07 to 10, 2012

James has re-relesed his Western series about a four-member undercover team working for the U.S. Army known as Powell's Army. They're sort of like the A-Team, but a lot more believable and interesting. This caper finds them investigating the theft of a payroll shipment in remote Montana. Along the way, they become gold prospectors as part of their cover story with mixed results. Lots of rough action is included here. The team's personalities, including the beautiful red-haired lady agent, are well-drawn and very different. A fun, fast-paced Western, I found it an entertaining read.
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10/07/2012
4.0% "I think James made this one available. So many ebooks, I don't remember. I'm a big fan of his always sturdy Westerns."
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message 1: by Paul (new)

Paul Spencer Several years ago I was driving a semi across Nebraska and stopped at a truck stop between Omaha and Lincoln. Inside was a rack of books that had been published by The University of Nebraska Press. I bought one titled "The Outlaw Trail". It turned out to be a well researched novel about Butch Cassidy and the Wild Bunch.

It followed the gang's adventures in Utah and Wyoming including their treks up and down the Outlaw trail. Robber's Roost was one of the gang's hideouts. The other two being Brown's Hole and Hole-in-the-Wall. It's a worthwhile read for anyone interested in Cassidy and that era. My wife and I gave a lot of thought about setting up a tour of the Outlaw Trail on horseback. Another idea that we never followed up on.


message 2: by Ed (new) - rated it 4 stars

Ed Paul wrote: "Several years ago I was driving a semi across Nebraska and stopped at a truck stop between Omaha and Lincoln. Inside was a rack of books that had been published by The University of Nebraska Press...."

Thanks for the rec, Paul. It sounds like an interesting book. I believe James' Robbers Roost is set in Montana. But then his is fiction while you speak of the real deal. As for ideas that never come to fruition, oh well, that's life for you. I'll look for Outlaw Trail. Thanks for the comments.


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