|Plot Summary of Outlaw of Red Mesa|
It is 1876 and Johnny Cavanaugh is tired of running. After making a name for himself, he is ready to go straight. Robbing one last bank and outmaneuvering Sheriff Wyatt Cashman, the dynamic outlaw invests his money in a small cattle ranch outside Red Mesa, New Mexico. Things quickly get complicated when Johnny discovers that Red Mesa has offered Wyatt Cashman the position of sheriff there...and he has accepted.
While avoiding Sheriff Cashman, Johnny must also fight his huge ranching neighbor, the Lazy A. Determined to have Johnny's range and water, the Lazy A will stop at nothing to force Cavanaugh off his land. When Cashman at last discovers Johnny, he presents the outlaw with an ultimatum: pay back the stolen money or be dragged away in chains.
This synopsis report prepared by Craig Alan Hart
|Chapter Analysis of Outlaw of Red Mesa|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
descript. of violence and chases - 30%
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 30%
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
Story primarily about
- fighting outlaws
- competing ranches/farms
- champion of justice
Small town people:
- nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
Amount of dialog
- significantly more descript than dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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