Barry Cord – The Third Rider (1959)


Category: Published in 1950s
Date Finished: December 29, 2015

And the last Western for my own challenge. This one is interesting for the unusual setting of a coastal town. A troubled brother returns home to find his two younger brothers missing and presumed dead. They had journeyed across the desert from the home ranch in search of their missing cattle. The third brother follows them and finds a mysterious little fishing village, presumably on the Gulf of California. More could have been made of the Mexican culture or the psychological stress of being alone in a strange place, a la Ride the Pink Horse, but for a short western it is fairly well done.



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