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Crooked Sheriff, scoundrel deputies, dead soiled doves, and trained civil war veterans; what more do you need to square off good v evil?? Greed loses out to planning and good wins over evil. Perfect western tale.
This is a predictably redundant western tale of two brothers who seem to find trouble, adversity, and action wherever they go, whether together or apart. It's a rather typical western of good versus bad.
Reviewed in the United States on September 28, 2021
Robert Vaughan – The Crocketts Western Saga Bk 4 – The Town That Wouldn’t Die – Reviewed 9/28/21 – Read 9/22/21
An outlaw arrived in the town of Sulphur Springs, deciding to take over the town, making himself sheriff, then duly imposing a sheriff’s tax on every business, with the taxes destine to land in his pockets. That was not enough he declared it as an open town, then every outlaw for miles around also decided to move in, some were hired as his deputies. He then took over one of the saloons, making himself at home. The town’s people had no choice they either paid or they were in most cases burned out, killed, or other vicious acts imposed on them. After a meeting of the local businesspeople, they decided the only thing for them to do was to hire someone to kill the sheriff for them.
About the same time as this meeting takes place, Will was on a train heading for Sulfur Springs to take over a saloon that he had won in a poker game during his winning streak, while Gid had accepted a job taking some horses to a ranch in West Texas. He sent a wire to Gid to meet him there as he had another surprise for him. Will, rudely awakened when the train started slowing down, looked out the window and noticed a number of horses standing nearby, he could also see shadows moving in the darkness. He knew immediately that there was about to be a train robbery. To make a long story short, Will made quick work of taking down the outlaws, all but one, and that one got away with the money that the train was carrying. Arriving at Sulphur Springs, Will was a hero, but the outlaw Sheriff was suspicious of him.
Join Will and Gid as they start this phase of their lives as saloon owners, all the while trying to stay ahead of the outlaw sheriff…
What did I like? My favorite brothers sure have their hands full in this read. Shoot, Gid even takes a serious bullet to the chest, an event that Will never wanted to ever face, but that could happen to one of them. I also liked the lesson included in this book. “Nothing ever comes cheap, and if you don’t work for it yourself, it might not be worth it.” The townspeople will learn mighty quick this lesson, and we see what it costs them.
What will you like? The action and emotions certainly run high in this one! Like always though they get into a ton of trouble, they certainly meet more impressive people, get involved in more gun battles, and support each other throughout! The characters are excellent, with some more outlandish outlaws running around town, taking potshots whenever they feel like it. Drinking and running off at the mouth. Will and Gid take everything in stride and help wherever they can. An excellent read that will take you by storm. Robert Vaughan’s book four of the Crocketts series, “The Town That Wouldn’t Die” is available NOW!!!