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Cody's Ride
     

Cody's Ride

by Stan Wiseman
 

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As a Pony Express rider, Cody Bailey knew the harsh, dangerous Nebraska prairie as well as anyone. He had sworn an oath to see that the mail got through regardless of the nomadic tribes of Indians and bands of outlaws who roamed along the Platte River. He had been riding for the Pony Express since its inception the year before and had completed his run many times

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As a Pony Express rider, Cody Bailey knew the harsh, dangerous Nebraska prairie as well as anyone. He had sworn an oath to see that the mail got through regardless of the nomadic tribes of Indians and bands of outlaws who roamed along the Platte River. He had been riding for the Pony Express since its inception the year before and had completed his run many times without serious trouble, but that was before Big Joe Murphy arrived from Independence escorting an emigrant train west. When Cody learned that the rogue pilot was actually leading the wagon train into a deadly trap, he had to make a tough decision: try to save Jenny Rutherford and the five families of the wagon train or honour his oath to get the mail through.

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Library Journal - Library Journal
There are few survivors in this bloody tale set in Missouri in 1860. White outlaws fake Indian scares, then rob and murder. Joe Murphy, one of the most brutal of the outlaws, murders all of the people in a wagon train save one--beautiful blonde Jenny on whom Joe has cast a lustful eye. He heads for Texas with her as his prisoner. After them rides Cody Bailey, Pony Express rider, sharpshooter, and reluctant killer, who is in love with Jenny. Their trail is strewn with the bloody corpses of friend and foe alike. The characters are flat and unconvincing; the hero is too good to be true. Yet the author gives a detailed and accurate portrayal of the Pony Express. This first novel is flawed but shows some promise.-- Sister Avila, Acad. Holy Angels, Minneapolis

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780816159291
Publisher:
Cengage Gale
Publication date:
09/01/1994
Pages:
324
Product dimensions:
5.44(w) x 8.49(h) x 0.68(d)

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