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The Broken Gun Ninety years ago the Toomey brothers along with twenty five other men and four thousand head of cattle vanished en route to Arizona When writer and historian Dan Sheridan is invited to the missing brothers’ ranch by its current owner he jumps at the chance The visit fits right in with his plan to solve the century old mystery—but it turns out that his host isn’t a fan of books writers or people who don’t mind their own business Soon Dan is living the dangers of the Old West firsthand—tracked through the savage wilderness by vicious killers straight out of the most violent pages of his stories However his enemies have made one serious mistake Sheridan is no pencil pushing greenhorn and killing him won’t be as easy as they thinkOur foremost storyteller of the authentic West L’Amour has thrilled a nation by chronicling the adventures of the brave men and women who settled the American frontier There are than 300 million copies of his books in print around the world

10 thoughts on “The Broken Gun

  1. says:

    Oh Louis L'amourI used to always make fun of people that read Louis L'amour but now I very proudly admit that I belong to that club They are just fun pure and simple fun The writing is uick and the stories perfectly western I suppose it's not that surprising that I like Louis L'amour growing up with John Wayne had me primed and ready to fall in love with western reading This book was a little different then the others I've read I it was set in p

  2. says:

    L'Amour dedicated this book to Alan Ladd and Ladd's best friend William Bendix It was published a couple years after they both died and I really felt while reading this that I could see and hear Alan Ladd as the main character Bendix was a little harder to pinpoint mostly because I haven't studied him like I have Ladd He actually would have worked well in multiple roles hereI know that when Alan Ladd starred in Guns of the Timberland 1960 which was

  3. says:

    This was my first L’Amour novel I’ve ever read I know I’m starting to read them a little later in my life I was pleasantly surprised that this was a mysterythriller I’m now hooked

  4. says:

    One might always think of Louis L'Amour as just a cowboywestern writer He shows that he is much in the Broken Gun My interest is is that area that He wrote about still desulit or has mordern society moved inOld stories still circulate and drive people to do crazy things

  5. says:

    Loved this was written and published in the 1960's and takes place then A story within a story

  6. says:

    First things first I was perusing my collection of Louis L'Amour books they've been in a storage box for years so I'm reading them all again for the first time and when I snagged this title off the shelf and read the opening line of the second paragraph I felt a teeny bit deceived and not overly happy It was obvious by the statement Two police cars with flashing lights stood nearby that this was NOT your typical Louis L'Amour rough and tumble lightning fast on the

  7. says:

    Written in the 1960s and taking place in the era in which it was written this is not your typical L'Amour old western I did not actually realize the setting when I started reading so I thought it was a clever surpriseBesides the slightly modern timeframe the book follows typical L'Amour prose A reluctant hero with a lot skillsknow how then he what initially seems finds himself in the middle of a fight that's not his own and meets a captivating young lady with a spitf

  8. says:

    I see a well illustrated old west themed cover to a Louis L'Amour book the title 'The Broken Gun' and I plunge into a novel that instantly confuses me It takes a few pages to realize when in time this novel falls There is no mention of it There is a mention of 90 years beforebut before what? By the third page the Korean War is mentionedInvolving stroytelling time should be established in some way off the top if a story about different time periods is being unraveled Instea

  9. says:

    The Broken Gun is yet another satisfying western that has all the essential parts of an easy reader This is a modern western which has a mystery surrounding a ranch in the middle of no mans land and it bring this place to life I would suggest this book to anyone who wants to read something uick easy and with an inevitable happy ending This book was different to the last L'amour book I read because of the modernish setting and the romantic angle

  10. says:

    What Else is there better to do than read an old favourite over again I have maybe twenty out of my Louis L'Amour collection of just about everything he wrote that are my go to stories for all time I also have about fourty others that I'll read just because A great story and plot Believable characters who know what they are talking about and what they are doing in the meantime Every story is different but all so familiar On To The Next

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About the Author: Louis L'Amour

Louis L'Amour was an American author L'Amour's books primarily Western fiction remain enormously popular and most have gone through multiple printings At the time of his death all 101 of his works were in print 86 novels 14 short story collections and one full length work of nonfiction and he was considered one of the world's most popular writers Wikipedia