In The Sackett Brand, Louis L’Amour spins the story of a courageous man who must face overwhelming odds to track down a killer.
Tell Sackett and his bride, Ange, came to Arizona to build a home and start a family. But on Black Mesa, something goes terribly wrong. Tell is ambushed and badly injured. When he finally manages to drag himself back to where he left Ange, she is gone. Desperate, cold, hungry, and with nothing to defend himself, Tell is stalked like a wounded animal. While he hides from his attackers, his rage and frustration mount as he tries to figure out who the men are, why they are trying to kill him, and what has happened to his wife. Discovering the truth will be risky. And when he finally does, it will be their turn to run.
Not one of Louis’s best, and I’ve read a lot of his tales. Overly complex and detailed plot and somewhat not believable happenings.35
Such a great story. I would encourage new L'Amour readers to read one or two other Sackett novels before this one — even though this is probably the best of them all. There's a good reason for that recommendation, but I'm not giving away any spoilers.55
Very good book. This was the first of L'moures books I read and it instantly got me hooked. He's very talented at painting the picture of the Wild West. Good short read, I was finished in just hours.55
Awesome western story, the true Americans55
Could be the best of the Sacketts.55
One of the better L'Amour books. Very interesting plot and background story.55