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Morty Callaghen has wondered the world, mostly serving as a soldier. Now, he finds himself anxiously waiting for his discharge papers in a remote outpost on the Mojave river. After he is discharged, he doesn't know what he will do - he will be a man without purpose. Before he can really worry about that, though, he is thrown into the middle of an ugly mess. Treasure hunting outlaws, working through the Army post, are set on finding a river of gold. They will let nothing stand in their way including Callaghen and his beloved, Malinda. If Callaghen is going to stop the outlaws and protect Malinda he is going to also have to face an old adversary and an entire tribe of Mohave Indians on the warpath.   Callaghen's destiny is at stake!
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 20%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 30%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 30% Tone of story    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) Time/era of story:    -   american wild west Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Western    -   Yes Story primarily about    -   fighting outlaws    -   fighting Injuns

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   infantry soldier Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Race    -   White/American


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   California Desert?    -   Yes Desert:    -   dying of thirst, sunburn

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Amount of dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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