Milo Talon

Milo Talon

by Louis L'Amour
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Milo Talon by Louis L'Amour

Milo Talon knew the land, and the good men from the bad. He had ridden the Outlaw Trail and could find out things others couldn't, and that's why a rich man named Jefferson Henry hired Milo to hunt down a missing girl. But from the moment Milo began his search he knew something wasn't right. Three people had already died, an innocent woman was on the run, and a once sleepy town was getting crowded with killers and hired guns. Suddenly Milo Talon realized that there were still things he had to learn—to beat out a breed who kept secrets, told lies, and forced an honest man to learn the truth behind the barrel of a gun.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780553202700
Publisher: Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group
Publication date: 05/02/1981

About the Author

Louis L’Amour is undoubtedly the bestselling frontier novelist of all time. He is the only American-born author in history to receive both the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and the Congressional Gold Medal in honor of his life's work. He has published ninety novels; twenty-seven short-story collections; two works of nonfiction; a memoir, Education of a Wandering Man; and a volume of poetry, Smoke from This Altar. There are more than 300 million copies of his books in print worldwide.

Date of Birth:

March 22, 1908

Date of Death:

June 10, 1988

Place of Birth:

Jamestown, North Dakota

Education:

Self-educated

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Milo Talon 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Dayan Mossberg More than 1 year ago
Classic lamour, dosen't bore you. Just good entertainment
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Smies coldly. "Fine. You will refer to me as 'Mistress', and you will only speak unless spoken to, am i clear?" She raises an eyebrow as she looks you over. "Take off your clothes. NOW."
Angie_Lisle More than 1 year ago
This book has the element I love most from L'Amour - great descriptions! I can imagine everything that L'Amour wants me to see; that's his strong point. This book, like many of L'Amour's books, has typos and printing errors and I lay the blame on the publishers because these books have been out long enough that those errors should be caught and corrected before the next printing. I figured out the plot almost as soon as the characters were introduced but I'm not sure if that happened because I heard the story in the hazy days of childhood or if it's because the whodunit is just that obvious. I knew what was going on from page one and I'm inclined to think it was from the prior reading. Milo Talon drives me crazy with the way he solves crimes. Milo has all the info he needs right at his fingertips but doesn't use those tools to figure out what's up. We keep going around and around in his head because he won't stop and take the time to look for the answers to his questions. And because real life detective work doesn't work that way, this book has the feel of a cozy mystery rather than detective noir. That's not necessarily a bad thing - I love cozies which is probably why I like the Talon and Chantry series but, if you're wanting a good detective story, look elsewhere. L'Amour gets tagged as an author who doesn't depict other races well. He does use the typical (negative) stereotypes in some of his stories but he also surprises me by occasionally throwing in characters who break the stereotypes/tropes that were commonly depicted at the time of drafting/writing. I sometimes think this was his way of fighting the system, to work in those characters when he could get away with it. In this book, Milo depends on a bunch of Latinos for back-up. Some would argue that it's an evolution of the Tonto/side-kick trope, and maybe it is, but I do enjoy his depictions of Mexican-Americans because it isn't the layabout/border-jumping/drug cartel stereotypes that we see depicted so frequently in pop-art today. L'Amour gave us competent Latino cowboys who are good at their jobs - they wouldn't be alive and working if they weren't good at cowboying up (which is accurate to history - a good percentage of cowboys weren't the white boy we see depicted in Hollywood westerns). It was a nice change of pace that gave me an excuse to imagine Emilio Rivera (as Pablo) and Danny Trejo (as Felipe) into the story (and I'm not going to complain about fantasizing about those two).
J_reads--M_writes More than 1 year ago
Pretty good story. Milo Talon was the son of Em Talon; her maiden name was Sackett. This was a good yarn and had a strong female protagonist. The story had some mystery in it. Louis L'Amour is a good yarn spinner. More importantly, he uses very little bad language and he doesn't do sordid sexual situations. I enjoy most all his books. Actually, I have enjoyed all of them that I've read, and I have read a lot of them.
JpeJE More than 1 year ago
Great read. Typical Louis L'Amour. Don't want to put it down.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Tired and formulaic. Nice details about Old West living for the uninitiated, but not a very compelling story.
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