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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.
©2013 Louis L'Amour (P)2013 Random House
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2 out of 5 stars
By Travis Green on 05-10-18

slow

quite the rambling story. not one of his better pieces. and with all that rambling, he barely talks about the rifle, which is the title of the blood book!

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5 out of 5 stars
By Jack Plasse on 10-23-16

Favorite story of all time.

First book I read as a youth. Now I can play anytime and do.

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5 out of 5 stars
By b2718spear on 01-30-17

Exerlant

Shows how the west was in those first years over the great plains of middle AMerica very good reading

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