In The Lonely Men, Louis L’Amour spins the tale of a man who must elude an Apache trap—only to discover that his greatest enemy might be very close to home.
Tell Sackett had fought his share of Indians and managed to take something of value from his battles: a deep and abiding respect. But that respect is lost when Apache braves kidnap his nephew, forcing Tell to cross the border into the Sierra Madres to bring the boy back. What troubles Tell more, though, is the boy’s mother: Could she possibly be inventing a rescue mission to deliver her husband’s brother into an ambush?
Tell knows that the only things he can depend on are his wits and cold steel. But against such adversaries, even these formidable weapons may not be enough.
The Lonely Men
Best Tell Sackett novel and one of his best Sackett stories. I’d have loved to have ridden with him when he learned the land he wrote this one around, his geographical imagery is outrageous...rally enjoyable read.
I enjoy a great western. I’m not sure if this book was ever made into a movie and if it wasn’t I hope someday it is. Great story filled with a little bit of everything that kept me wanting more.