Martin Westrope's son, a Cavalry officer stationed near the Mexican border was killed in action. But the details of his death are sketchy. Westrope hires Paladin to find the woman that his son married just before his death. Unfortunately very little is known about the woman except that she is from London. Paladin finds a woman claiming to be Isobel Westrope but he is surprised to find another woman also claims to be Michael Westrope's wife. Paladin must find out which is the impostor.Written by
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One is genuine, the other an impostor - which one, the blonde or the brunette? Hard to decide, as they are equally charming, and appear equally possessed of the required posh English upbringing to be the widow of the far away deceased son of a wealthy patrician. However we get some clues and Paladin as well, though he intentionally overplays his suspicions as a cautious detective.
His way to get to the truth might not be of Sherlockian brilliance, but the final twist is skillfully brought and the whole episode well filmed and very enjoyable - though in essence more Victorian than bearing relations with Paladin's usual gunslinging stories. The only Western connection, the cavalry element in the first part, being something of a charade as it has little bearing on what is to follow.
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