Ure stories by Boggs a talented journalist and author Johnny D Boggs a contemporary author preserves western spirit and history through his authentic portrayal and insightful writing What a rideAuthor Johnny Boggs spins a yarn that starts building with page 1 and snowballs to the exciting climax The last of it kept me up well past my bed time Some might find it audacious for Johnny D Boggs to write a seuel to Red River the classic 1948 film starring John Wayne and Montgomery Clift Actually he has written a seuel to the book that it was based on and it s a solid old fashioned Western that could have been written in 1948The book picks up with Matthew GARTH WHO WAS PLAYED BY CLIFT AS HE MANAGES who was played by Clift as he manages ranch he inherited from Thomas Dunson who was played by Wayne It s twenty years later He mar Authentic ritty and fast moving this is as From Tree Dwellings To New Towns good as itets for lovers of stories set in the Old West. Ence from within the drive and from within the Garth family leaves Matt fighting for his life close to where his father was buried by the Red River When Matt ets back up he must finish the drive and fight his worst enemies and even his own blood kin before it ends in a battle of uns tears and justice. Lift Without yet reading the first book or seeing the movie I relied on the lengthy beginning narrative to fill in characters and details on the lengthy beginning narrative to fill in characters and details time and place Once oriented the reader relied on the lengthy beginning narrative to fill in characters and details about time and place Once oriented the reader rewarded with raw authentic western action throughout the novel Mathew Garth and his family face a string of dangerous obstacles while they pull together to trail drive their cattle to market from Texas across the Red River to Kansas The STAKES ARE HIGH WHEN A HARD NOSED BANKER LOANS are high when a hard nosed banker loans money for the drive but reuiring the Garth ranch home as collateral Unsure who to trust The Garths and their cowboys forge ahead facing outlaws stampedes floods storms death and fire along the trail Memories from previous encounters and challenges along the trail haunt and torment Garth and his cowboys Mathew s wife Tess is a strong willed participant along with his sons Tom and Lightning Hopefully the sons appear in fut. And adopted by Red River hero Thomas Dunson Twenty years later Matt has two strapping sons of his own and is undertaking a desperate cattle drive from Texas to Dodge City the new ueen of frontier cattle towns While the deadly dangers of storms and rustlers ather around them an act of passion and viol. .
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