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Lonely on the Mountain by Louis L'Amour
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This final novel (chronologically) in the Sackett series kept me turning pages until the end. It reunites Tell, Tye, and Orrin Sackett who are coming to the rescue of Logan Sackett. The cattle drive part was interesting as was the intrigue that threatened the success of the drive.

I like the description of the land and the details about the drive. My only regret is that there are no more books in the series to read. I thought there was more story to tell.

If you like Westerns, then you will like this book. If you are a fan of the Sackett series, then this is a must read. ( )
  Jean_Sexton | Jun 10, 2018 |
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The Sacket Brothers didn't know what brand of trouble cousin Logan was in, but he needed beef cattle badly.
So with Tell Sackett ramrodding, Tyrel, Orrin and Cap Roundtree rode north - pushing 1100 head across the wide Dakota plains toward the mountains of far western Canada. Past Sioux, past Logan's treacherous enemies,s, through uncharted trails, the Sacketts drove on.
Because when you step on the toes of one Sackett, they all come running.

Shanty had a nice smile. "We've got you," he said. "There's no way you can get away."
I smiled back at him. "Then take me," I said. "I'm here."
Shanty hesitated. It worried him that I was not afraid. "You came," he admitted. "I never thought you'd make it."
"There are two more up on the mountain and by now they're beginning to miss me. They're getting lonely on the mountain, Shanty, and they'll come down."
"We will handle them."
"And there are more of us where we came from. Be smart, Shanty. Cash in your chips while you still can."
He laughed. "you know, Sackett, I like you. I'm going to hate to kill you."
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In Lonely on the Mountain, Louis L’Amour’s solitary wandering Sackett brothers make a stand together—to save one of their own.

The rare letters Tell Sackett received always had trouble inside. And the terse note from his cousin Logan is no exception. Logan faces starvation or a hanging if Tell can’t drive a herd of cattle from Kansas to British Columbia before winter. To get to Logan, he must brave prairie fires, buffalo stampedes, and Sioux war parties. But worse trouble waits, for a mysterious enemy shadows Sackett’s every move across the Dakotas and the Canadian Rockies. Tell Sackett has never abandoned another Sackett in need. He will bring aid to Logan—or die trying.

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Continues the adventures of the Sackett family across the Dakota Plains and into the gold fields of Western Canada.

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