SEVEN FOR VENGEANCE by James Keene

SEVEN FOR VENGEANCE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The Texas town of Gunlock is in awe of the power of E. Temple Manly and it takes a murder to send him in charge of a posse to find the killer and to cut down his high and mighty rules for his family that separate them from others. For Buck is determined that if Cardigan is caught there is going to be no hanging; Sheriff Harms is Manly's doormat; Kohler can make no decisions; Jim Manly is resentful of his father and proves to be incontrollable; Betty, Cardigan's sister, is certain of her brother's innocence and ready to answer back to Manly while Wilson and Indian Reilly are alert for a split within the party. Their ride a failure, they return to Gunlock with Manly's reputation in question and, with Buck's discovery of Jim's involvement, eventually ruined. Western in background, this is more concerned with values than action and achieves its goal with some awkwardness.

Pub Date: March 31st, 1958
Publisher: Random House