Robert B. Parker's The Bridge

Robert B. Parker's The Bridge

[a Novel]

Book - 2014
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Territorial Marshals Virgil Cole and Everett Hitch are back in Appaloosa, where their work enforcing the law has been exceptionally quiet. All that is about to change. An ominous storm rolls in, and along with it a band of night riders with a devious scheme, who show up at the Rio Blanco camp, where a three-hundred-foot bridge is under construction. Appaloosa's Sheriff Sledge Driskill and his deputies are the first to respond, but as the storm grows more threatening, news of troubles at the bridge escalate and the Sheriff and his deputies go missing. Virgil and Everett saddle up to sort things out but before they do the hard drinking Beauregard Beauchamp arrives in Appaloosa with his Theatrical Extravaganza troupe and the promise of the best in lively entertainment west of the Mississippi. With the troupe comes a lovely and mysterious fortune-teller who is set on saving Everett from imminent but indefinable danger.
Publisher: New York :, G.P. Putnam's Sons,, [2014]
ISBN: 9780399171130
Branch Call Number: F KNO NVD
Characteristics: 312 pages ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Parker, Robert B. 1932-2010
Alternative Title: Bridge


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Oct 26, 2019

Knott did a great job but it's not Robert Parker's style or skill. I liked his other books The Bridge and Iron Horse. He was able to continue true to Cole and Hitch dialogue. But Parker has a way of illustrating the human condition no one else can touch. He's crystalized that with Spenser, Jesse, and Sunny, as he has with previous Cole and Hitch books. This story lacked in the end to me. What happens(ed) with Jessup? Anyone else see this dropped too quickly to move on? Why put that in there if it's not going to be explained or expanded? What happened to bring that about? Parker would have returned to that, explained it with a lesson in compassion. He always managed to surprise me in how his characters were capable of empathy for those dealt a craptastic hand in life. I hope the next one is better. I sure miss Mr. Parker.

Nov 20, 2017

Weird, simply weird throughout

Aug 21, 2017

If you enjoy the interaction of Virgil Cole and Everett Hitch this a great read. A quick paced book with a mystery that takes more than a few turns and twists. As a western it’s a good book. However one thing that is missing is the female conflict that only Robert B Parker could produce.

Jun 19, 2015

Great story. Moves fairly fast, with lots of nice vines and side stories. Nice twist at the end that I did not see coming. Not a real action packed story, but just enough to appeal to those who like the genre. Virgil and Everett are a great team.

Feb 11, 2015

If I hadn't seen the name on the front, I'd swear Robert B himself had written this. Virgil and Everett have all the same mannerisms and attitudes, the other characters are also good and it made a thoroughly enjoyable story.

Jan 19, 2015

This book is not written by Mr. Parker but another writer. So I have no interest in it.

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