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by Carsten Stroud
     
 

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Checking out a reported robbery at Joe Bell's truck stop, Montana State Highway Patrolman Beau McAllister stumbles upon a shootout between Joe Bell and a band of Dakota Indians.  See more details below

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Checking out a reported robbery at Joe Bell's truck stop, Montana State Highway Patrolman Beau McAllister stumbles upon a shootout between Joe Bell and a band of Dakota Indians.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Widowed and divorced, with 19 years on the Montana Highway Patrol, Sgt. Beau McAllister employs deadly wit and disarming humor to defend himself emotionally. Stroud offers a pleasure of the page similar to that afforded by Raymond Chandler as his prairie gumshoe investigates a truck-stop shootout that escalates into extortion and recreates Old West horrors whose victims are Native Americans. In a solid workingman's plot, with neither the astro-artillery of drug novels nor the corporate confusions of syndicate crime, McAllister, who buried his first wife, a Crow Indian, and is battling his second for visitation rights with their young daughter, tracks the far-reaching causes and effects of the case. Stroud, whose nonfiction bestseller Close Pursuit probed the milieu of the NYPD, authoritatively depicts police-radio cross talk, clinical crime-scene details and courtroom tricks. Comfortable on pastureland and reservation, in bars off the interstate, in the mountains and even East L.A., McAllister is a credible, quotably funny and deeply realized figure. (Aug.)

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ISBN-13:
9780553762617
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
08/28/1993
Pages:
448
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.00(d)

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