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Westward the Tide (1977)

by Louis L'Amour

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Product Description Matt Bardoul was a good man to have as a friend and a bad one to make trouble with. He was also a single-minded drifter—until he met his match in an outspoken beauty named Jacquine Coyle. She was headed into the Bighorn Mountains with her father and an expedition in search of gold. After Matt signs on to join them, he discovers that there is a group of outlaws in the party—gunfighters and thieves that Matt wouldnĂ‚Â’t trust for a minute. At first itĂ‚Â’s unclear what they are planning, but before long Matt realizes that heĂ‚Â’s the only man standing between innocent people and a brutal conspiracy of greed, lust, and cold-blooded murder. From the Publisher Die Rich. The promise was gold, a lot of it, waiting in the Big Horn Mountains. The plan was to head out with a handpicked party and nothing but the best in wagons, stock, and goods. Matt Bardoul bought in because the girl he wanted was there. But the tall, rugged man in buckskin sensed there was something wrong even before someone tried to warn him off--and someone else tried to gun him down. Sure enough, as the wagon train journeys westward, a deadly plot unfolds. Now Bardoul is the only man standing between innocent people and a brutal conspiracy of greed, lust, and cold-blooded murder. ( )
  Hans.Michel | Sep 13, 2013 |
Matt Bardoul is headed to the Black Hills, part of a large, heavy-loaded, super-secret wagon train. The goal is said to be gold, and the establishment of a new town, but Matt has his suspicions. He also has an eye on the beautiful Jacquine Coyle - daughter of one of the leaders of the train. As they move further and further from civilization, tensions increase on the company - until all hell breaks loose.

One of L'Amour's later works. In several places he segues into commentary on the "get it and get out" mentality of the western expansion and its long term disastrous affect on the environment., and on the Native Americans. ( )
  MerryMary | Feb 24, 2009 |
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Matt Bardoul was a good man to have as a friend and a bad one to make trouble with. He was also a single-minded drifter—until he met his match in an outspoken beauty named Jacquine Coyle. She was headed into the Bighorn Mountains with her father and an expedition in search of gold. After Matt signs on to join them, he discovers that there is a group of outlaws in the party—gunfighters and thieves that Matt wouldn’t trust for a minute. At first it’s unclear what they are planning, but before long Matt realizes that he’s the only man standing between innocent people and a brutal conspiracy of greed, lust, and cold-blooded murder.

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The promise was gold, a lot of it, waiting in the Big Horn Mountains. The plan was to head out with a handpicked party and nothing but the best in wagons, stock, and goods. Matt Bardoul bought in because the girl he wanted was there. Now Bardoul is the only man standing between innocent people and a brutal conspiracy of greed, lust, and cold-blooded murder.… (more)

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