But in the autumn of 1879, Joseph McAllen asks Dancy for help. Ute renegades have abducted a young girl near Mesa Verde, Colorado, and the Pinkerton captain wants Dancy to join the rescue party.
Surprisingly, the trail doesn't lead into the San Juan Mountains, but to Leadville - a rich mining town teeming with the worst elements of a raw frontier. Before the small team can save the girl, shysters and killers conspire to enrich themselves from the incident. Bitter feuds, vendettas, and greed turn the rescue into a bloody conflict that spans the state.
Dancy has proven that he can handle himself in dangerous situations. But can this shopkeeper survive the perils of an untamed mountain wilderness?
©2009 James D. Best; (P)2009 Books In Motion
After listening to The Shopkeeper I was pleased to see the author write another wonderful tale of the old west in Leadville. Again the research and attention to detail is remarkable and the story just as intriguing. This is well narrated by a talented and entertaining actor.
Steve Dancy a New York dandy and shopkeeper meets the wild west and surprises it. Enjoyable and surprising from beginning to end. Many touches of the way it was along with great dialog and a story to boot.
Challenge of Sharp Shooting
I enjoyed the grizzly.
Mr. Nelson sounds the way you'd expect a slow-talking cowboy might talk as he is telling a story around a campfire.
Tell us about yourself! I am a women age 77
I don't know. I would not recommend it.
The story could have been great if he didn't think you needed foul laguage.Maybe he's around people who talk like that and think it's normal.
I really like Rusty Nelson's narrating.He's the best
Just the really foul laguage.
It's a shame to feel like you have to degrade yourself to sell books.Because you don't have to.
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