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    After service with the New York Police Department and the Army in Cuba the position as Constable of Covens Hollow provided Kirk Van Pelt a comfortable semi-retired lifestyle. His glass eye, the result of battle wounds, was the only detriment to his career as a playboy.
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    Kirk is sent to the Nevada boomtown of Tonopah in pursuit of a bank thief. His mission is to return the scoundrel and the stolen funds. Various misadventures place him in a romantic relationship with a bordello piano player and in a cooperative arrangement with the Pinkerton's National Detective Agency. To futher complicate his task, he must solve a murder case for an incompetent sheriff.
    A jilted romance speeds his return to Covens Hollow and Kirk accepts employment as a Pinkerton operative. His first assignment returns him to the west and involves train robberies in Colorado. The investigation moves through the high mountains of Silverton and Creede where he leaves a trail of dead outlaws and encounters old acquaintances from Tonopah with unexpected results.
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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% Time/era of story:    -   1900-1920's Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Crime Thriller    -   Yes General Crime (including known murderer)    -   Yes Who's the criminal enemy here?    -   catching thief

Main Character

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


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   West Mountains/Cliffs    -   Yes

Writing Style

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

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