One of the superior sagas of our time, the chronicle of the Sackett family is a great achievement of one of our finest storytellers. In Mojave...more
One of the superior sagas of our time, the chronicle of the Sackett family is a great achievement of one of our finest storytellers. In Mojave Crossing, Louis L'Amour takes William Tell Sackett on a treacherous passage from the Arizona goldfields to the booming town of Los Angeles.Tell Sackett was no ladies' man, but he could spot trouble easily enough. And Dorinda Robiseau was the kind of trouble he wanted to avoid at any time, even more so when he had thirty pounds of gold in his saddlebags and a long way to travel.But when she begged him for safe passage to Los Angeles, Sackett reluctantly agreed. Now he's on a perilous journey through the most brutal desert on the continent, traveling with a companion he doesn't trust ... and headed for a confrontation with a deadly gunman who also bears the name of Sackett. less
This was the first Sackett, as well as the first Lamour title that I have ever read. I was in high school in Canadian, Tx, and had to select a book to read, and this the one I chose. I've read it at least a dozen times since.