Robert B. Parker's Ironhorse
Title: Robert B. Parker's Ironhorse
Author: Robert Knott
Virgil Cole and Everett Hitch, newly appointed as Territorial Marshals, find themselves traveling by train through Indian Territories. Their first marshaling duty starts as a simple prisoner escort mission but becomes complicated when the Texas Governor and his family board the train along with $500,000. The men have to watch for and contend with Bloody Bob Brandice, who was left with two .44 slugs in his chest during his last meeting with Virgil.
The problem is Bloody Bob Brandice. He and Virgil have had it out before, an encounter that left Brandice face-down in the street with two .44 slugs lodged in him. Now, twelve years later on a night train struggling uphill in a thunderstorm, Brandice is back – and he’s not alone. Cole and Hitch find themselves in the midst of a heist with a horde of very bad men, two beautiful young hostages, and a man with a vendetta he’s determined to carry out.