More contrived screenplay than usual. There's some curiosity as to who Lou Shippen is and why he dry-gulched nice guy Ben in Dodge. Matt and Chester travel to Elkader to get help from the people where he lives. But they're too scared of Shippen to assist. Trouble is the curiosity never really gels into suspense since Shippen remains something of an abstraction. Then too, his motivation rings hollow, to me at least. I don't know how a "psychopathic" menace who kills so readily would not be dry- gulched himself. Besides, too much time is given over to repeating the same note about people being too scared to help. Anyway, to me, this is not one of the better entries.
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