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Hopalong rode into cattle country just east of the California line looking for his old friend Red Connors. He found Red holed up in a mountain cave with a bullet in his side and a story to tell. The ranchers around Tascotal had been losing their stock, and when Red caught the rustlers in the act, they hunted him down, shot him, and left him for dead. Jack Bolt, a savage, ruthless killer, has brought in a tough band of hardcases to run his operation. And now he's sent them out to take care of the one man who stands in his way: Hopalong Cassidy. But Bolt's about to learn the hard way that if you shoot down a man like Cassidy, you better make sure he never gets up again.

The Riders of High Rock

by Louis L'Amour

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Louie L'Amour is one the great classic western authors.  The Riders of High Rock is one of his novels done in the Romantic style, and the main character is the famous Hopalong Cassidy, the character that inspired the TV series.  While I wouldn't consider this novel one of L'Amour's best pieces, it is still done in classic L'Amour style and delivers an exciting Western tale complete with cattle rustlers, deceit, western slang, and gun battles.  Hopalong is an amusing main character, and his bantering with Red provides for a great deal of entertainment.  If you want to read a good example of romantic Western literature, read this book!

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Profanity/Language Rating: 1 mild obscenity


Violence/Gore:  Several characters are shot, resulting in non-life threatening wounds and death; a character is pistol whipped; several threats are made; several reports of violence; 1 instance of destruction of property without casualties.


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Adult characters drink and smoke.

Reviewed By Jackson
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