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Eli Patterson had been the only one who believed in Mike Shevlin and now Eli was dead. Shevlin rode into Rafter Crossing determined to discover the cause of Eli's death and to bring his murderer to justice. But the town is getting ready for a turf war. Some think it's simply between miners and ranchers, but it's really all about gold, high grade gold. Everyone in Rafter Crossing has their finger in the pot and they don't want Mike to stir it up. As rightful owner to the mines, beautiful Laine Tennison is in the middle, caught between a rock and a hard place. In all this craziness, it's up to Mike to keep a steady head or lose it.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 20%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 40%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 20% 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    -   competing mining claims

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Race    -   White/American


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   West Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   hostile, like Gomer Pyle on steroids

Writing Style

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

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