THE GUNS OF MORGETTE by Glenn C. Boyer

THE GUNS OF MORGETTE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Routine gunslinging--with a few nice plot wrinkles and an engagingly bemused tone. Dolf Morgette, 37, has just been pardoned and released from prison after serving five years on a mistaken-identity robbery charge--and he's ready to let bygones be bygones. Dolf holds no grudge against politico Mark Wheat, the villain who probably killed Dolf's whole family--or against Sheriff Ed Pardeau, the Wheat hireling who has (while Doll's been in prison) married Dolf's wife Theodora and risen in politics. No, Dolf just wants to settle down as a lawyer; and he accepts Wheat's offer to become the general manager of the Wheat business empire. But someone's out to kill Dolf anyway: there's an attempted dry-gulching, a shot-up stagecoach, and arson at the jail once Dolf winds up inside again. And, after Wheat's beauteous daughter Victoria overhears her father's villainy and Tells All to Dolf, the action escalates: woundings, a rescue (by Dolf's brother and grandma), recuperation in an Indian camp (love with noble maiden Catherine), and assorted final shootouts. Pretty much a hand-me-down pair of chaps, then, but worn with a fair amount of style and zest.

Pub Date: July 1st, 1982
Publisher: Walker