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Title:
Cold wind : a western story
Author:
Overholser, Stephen.
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Edition:
First edition, standard print hardcover.
Publication Information:
Unity, Me. : Five Star, 1999.
Physical Description:
271 pages ; 22 cm.
General Note:
"Five Star western"--T.p. verso.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780786218967
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

Chroniclers of the American West believe French trappers were the first Europeans to see North Park, the first to tromp through its lush meadows and scale its forested slopes in search of pelts, which they found aplenty. It is in the midst of this park, in the shadow of Deadman Peak in the Rockies, that Gideon Coopersmith founded the Double Circle C Ranch. It is there that he lives with his wife and their young daughter, and there that the actions of a young hired hand lead Gideon to fear for the safety of his entire family.


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Booklist Review

Gideon Coopersmith is a rancher just outside Columbine, Colorado, in the mid-1890s. He has carefully built the Double C into a profitable spread with the help of his wife, Maggs, daughter, Annie, and Patrocino, a loyal caballero. But there's trouble in the form of Sam Whitlock, a self-proclaimed lawman whom Gideon suspects is a zealot, an outlaw, or both. Whitlock and his gang are exacting tribute from townsfolk and ranchers alike for protection. Gideon won't go along with the extortion, which sets up an action-packed confrontation. Overholser, whose father, Wayne, was also a western writer, keeps readers involved with the details of frontier life. For example, the Coopersmiths face a hard decision regarding whether to continue teaching their daughter at home or to send her to a Denver boarding school. The details bond readers to the Coopersmiths and make the intrusion of Whitlock seem all the more threatening. Fine genre fare. --Wes Lukowsky