Tuesday, April 14, 2015
The Sackett Brand by Louis L’Amour
In The Sackett Brand, Louis L’Amour spins the story of a courageous man who must face overwhelming odds to track down a killer.
Tell Sackett and his bride, Ange, came to Arizona to build a home and start a family. But on Black Mesa something goes terribly wrong. Tell is ambushed and badly injured. When he finally manages to drag himself back to where he left Ange, she is gone. Desperate, cold, hungry, and with no way to defend himself, Tell is stalked like a wounded animal. Hiding from his attackers, his rage and frustration mounting, he tries to figure out who the men are, why they are trying to kill him, and what has happened to his wife. Discovering the truth will be risky. And when he finally does, it will be their turn to run.
For me, it was just time for a good old-fashioned cowboy story. I hunger for variety in reading, and I found my fill in Louis L’Amour’s, The Sackett Brand. From the high hill country of Tennessee, the Sacketts are a close family with hardy men who circle their wagons, so to speak, in defense of one another. This time they have come to the rescue of Tell Sackett, who has lost everything to the corruptness of one man-monster, Van Allen. L’Amour’s fictional account never quit moving fast, from the beginning until the very end. Set in the 1870s, it was loaded with colorful descriptive passages to take a reader deep into the action.
I highly recommend this book. It was quite an adventure and a welcome break from the norm on my reading agenda; I enjoyed it extremely.
Thanks for visiting, Rose, Julie, Donna, & Rochelle
Length: 151 Pages