Itinerant lawmen Virgil Cole and Everett Hitch are back in the saddle with guns blazing in this gritty, intense addition to the New York Times–bestselling series.
After hunting down murderer and bandito Captain Alejandro Vasquez, Territorial Marshal Virgil Cole and Deputy Everett Hitch return him to Citadel to stand trial. No sooner do they remand Vasquez into custody when a major bank robbery occurs and the lawmen quickly find themselves tasked with a new job: investigate the robbery of Comstock Bank, recover the loot, and bring the criminals to justice.
But when their primary suspect is found severely beaten outside a high-class brothel and the suspect turns out to be using a false identity to escape a torrid past, it is Vasquez who becomes the key to their investigation. Cole and Hitch are soon on the trail of the money, two calculating brothers, and the daughter of Saint Louis’s most prominent millionaire in a Cain-and-Abel story that brings revenge to a whole new level.
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Worst of the six audio novels of cole and hitch
I hope the book reads better than the poor job this audio presentation offers. The reader does not capture the voice of Parker's characters regardless of who is now writing the novels. Either bring back Titus Welliver as the reader for all future novels or do not bother. And in so saying, bring him back to re-record this novel. Whatever the cost, he is worth it and the production company will make more because of it. Don't bother asking Mr. Linn back. He has a nice rough voice but not for this series. He just is not feeling it. I highly recommend all previous audio Cole-Hitch novels. Do not waste your money on this one unless you are a die hard Linn fan.
I loved Robert B Parker's western novels. This is a poor imitation. The reader must of said "I said", "Virgil said" 2,000 times and it was such a distraction, I finally just gave up. A waste of $20.00. Totally unprofessional. I suppose Parker's heirs don't care, but this is a terrible representation of a great writer.