Robert B. Parker's Blackjack by Robert Knott audiobook

Robert B. Parker's Blackjack

By Robert Knott
With Robert B. Parker
Read by Rex Linn

Random House Audio

The Cole and Hitch Series: Book 4

8.06 Hours Unabridged
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Itinerant lawmen Virgil Cole and Everett Hitch return in the gritty new installment of the New York Times–bestselling series.   Appaloosa, the hometown of Territorial Marshals Virgil Cole and Everett Hitch, continues to prosper, but with prosperity comes a slew of new trouble: carpetbaggers, gamblers, migrants, peddlers, drifters, thieves, and whores, all boiling in a cauldron of excess and greed. And there’s a new menace in town: a wealthy, handsome easterner—and the owner of Appaloosa’s new casino—Boston Bill Black.              Boston Bill is flashy and bigger than life. He’s a prankster and a notorious womanizer, and with eight notches on the handle of his Colt, he’s rumored quick on the draw. When he finds himself wanted for a series of murders, he quickly vanishes. Cole and Hitch locate and arrest him, but Boston Bill escapes once again. Another murder sets the duo on his trail, eventually taking them back to Appaloosa—where one woman in particular may, or may not, prove to be the apple of Boston Bill’s eye.

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Itinerant lawmen Virgil Cole and Everett Hitch return in the gritty new installment of the New York Times–bestselling series.
 
Appaloosa, the hometown of Territorial Marshals Virgil Cole and Everett Hitch, continues to prosper, but with prosperity comes a slew of new trouble: carpetbaggers, gamblers, migrants, peddlers, drifters, thieves, and whores, all boiling in a cauldron of excess and greed. And there’s a new menace in town: a wealthy, handsome easterner—and the owner of Appaloosa’s new casino—Boston Bill Black. 
           
Boston Bill is flashy and bigger than life. He’s a prankster and a notorious womanizer, and with eight notches on the handle of his Colt, he’s rumored quick on the draw. When he finds himself wanted for a series of murders, he quickly vanishes. Cole and Hitch locate and arrest him, but Boston Bill escapes once again. Another murder sets the duo on his trail, eventually taking them back to Appaloosa—where one woman in particular may, or may not, prove to be the apple of Boston Bill’s eye.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

For fans of the late Parker, this book is a refreshing reunion with these cowboy characters who choose their words and situations most carefully…much to enjoy. Deseret News
Knott has no trouble cooking up larger-than-life characters to populate the books. Fort Worth Star-Telegram
A welcome second edition to the return of these delightful western characters. The Oklahoman
Clever detective work and considerable shooting...it reads lightning fast...suspenseful. Booklist
Rapid-fire dialogue and quick-paced action…a must read. Historical Novels Review
Fans of the late Robert B. Parker’s best-selling novels about territorial marshals Virgil Cole and Everett Hitch will be delighted to discover a new adventure written by famed author Robert Knott, who also penned the earlier series entry Ironhorse. In The Bridge, the duo investigates a strange disappearance and gets some unlikely help from a fortune teller. Cowboys and Indians Magazine
This is the most satisfying of Knott’s Cole-Hitch tales, with a shocking double-twist ending. The Sacramento Bee
Westerns need atmosphere as much as story, and Knott has a knack for six-gun verisimilitude, sketching the land and summer heat, the horses and the shopkeepers. Knott’s especially good with the prototypical Old West marshal, Virgil Cole, ‘perfectly present in the here and now,’ every inch stoic lawman. . . . His tale gallops along without confusing readers new to the series . . . A darn good way to pass an afternoon. Kirkus ReviewsPRAISE FOR ROBERT B. PARKER'S WESTERNS
Knott’s third shot at re-creating the Cole-Hitch partnership is by far thebest….There is also a very clever mystery mixed in, and the Seraphine subplot adds a Twilight Zone finish to an extraordinarily entertaining novel. Booklist 
Knott . . . adds a new wrinkle here with a damn fine mystery running parallel to the western story. . . . Fine reading for western fans. Booklist

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Author Bio: Robert Knott

Author Bio: Robert Knott

Robert Knott is an actor, writer, and producer. His extensive list of stage, television, and film credits include the feature film Appaloosa based on the Robert B. Parker novel, which he adapted and produced with actor and producer Ed Harris. 

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Fiction/Westerns
Runtime: 8.06
Audience: Adult
Language: English