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The Ferguson Rifle (1973)

by Louis L'Amour

Series: Talon and Chantry (2)

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Fiction. Western. Thriller. Historical Fiction. HTML:It began with gold that had once belonged to Montezuma. Stolen and cached in a church in Mexico, it was recovered by two army officers who fled north for the French settlements. Along the way one stabbed the other to death. The remaining officer was eventually killed by Plains Indians, but he buried the treasure just before he died.
Now Ronan Chantry, a handful of trappers, and an Irish girl whose father was killed after telling her a few vague landmarks are searching for the lost treasure. But they are not alone. The girl's uncle, Rafen Falvey, wants it, too. Like Chantry, he is well educated, bold, and determined. Under different circumstances the two men might have been friends. But in all likelihood it wouldn't have made any difference. When it comes to gold, even friendship doesn't keep men from killing each other.
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  BooksInMirror | Feb 19, 2024 |
This book wasn't too bad. Thankfully, treasure isn't always so easy to find. If that was the case, there wouldn't be an Oak Island Mystery. Ronan Chantry, known to his associates as Scholar, was an interesting character, but in the early 1800s, he wouldn't have known about a gorilla, certainly not by that name. ( )
  archivesman | Jun 9, 2022 |
Louis L'amour will often times go into what I call "thought rambling", especially when he writes in the first person. "Thought rambling" is when the main characters goes on and on about what he is thinking, and he repeats the same thoughts numerous times throughout the book. These are my least favorite books and this is one of those books.
I would have goven it two stars except it was a good adventure story. If you don't mind when he rambles you will probably like this book better than I did. ( )
  gsteinbacher | Dec 30, 2021 |
Early western story around a Chantry. Somewhat different than his more numerous dime novels, it is a good story. ( )
  Whiskey3pa | Sep 16, 2020 |
Ronan Chantry heads west to escape painful memories, and finds himself roped into a treasure hunt...all in the name of chivalry.

A little slow at the beginning, but then the pace picks up and you get immersed into a ripping good yarn. ( )
  fuzzi | Feb 3, 2020 |
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My name is Ronan Chantry, and I am alone upon this land.
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Fiction. Western. Thriller. Historical Fiction. HTML:It began with gold that had once belonged to Montezuma. Stolen and cached in a church in Mexico, it was recovered by two army officers who fled north for the French settlements. Along the way one stabbed the other to death. The remaining officer was eventually killed by Plains Indians, but he buried the treasure just before he died.
Now Ronan Chantry, a handful of trappers, and an Irish girl whose father was killed after telling her a few vague landmarks are searching for the lost treasure. But they are not alone. The girl's uncle, Rafen Falvey, wants it, too. Like Chantry, he is well educated, bold, and determined. Under different circumstances the two men might have been friends. But in all likelihood it wouldn't have made any difference. When it comes to gold, even friendship doesn't keep men from killing each other.

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