The Lonely Men
by Louis L’Amour

A good short novel told by William Tell Sackett about him teaming up with three other single men he met on the trail to go on a wild-goose chase into Mexico to rescue his brother Orrin’s son from the Apaches. Orrin had no son, but his ex-wife wanted Tell and all other Sacketts to die, so she lied to Tell and sent him on his way to almost certain death. The title refers to the four unattached men who heroically try to rescue the imaginary boy.

The action is sustained from the first page to the last. The story is told with humor. It is one of the best Sackett novels.

Year Read: 2004

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