By Robert B. Parker
As soon as, Appaloosa legislations was once Virgil Cole and Everett Hitch. Now it's Amos Callico, a vindictive, power-hungry tin megastar with greater aims-and he may use Cole and Hitch on his aspect. This time the paid weapons aren't for rent, which makes Callico a really vengeful guy. yet threatening Cole and Hitch ignites whatever simply as dangerous.
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