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Dollar to Die For

A Dollar to Die For is a novel by Brian Fox. It is the second of five spin-off novels following the Man with No Name.


On his way to turning in the infamous albino outlaw Pinky Roebuck to a Sheriff's office, the "Man with No Name" rescues a wealthy man from death. He is the Count de Cabronet, and he had been trying to get away with the money that would have bailed Maximilian I of Mexico out of jail. However, he had been ambushed by Tuco Ramírez and his little band of bandits, who had joined the Mexican army.

Though he had buried his gold safely, Apaches sack the little town of Tyopa and abduct Tuco, so the man changes his mission: bring both Roebuck and Ramírez in as live bounties, sending the former to rescue the latter. However, Pinky is interested in claiming the gold for himself, so he takes Tuco as his hostage. However, Tuco eventually turns the tables, ties Pinky up and escapes.

De Cabronet frees Roebuck after drugging the nameless hero and tries to kill Tuco, but Captain Alvarez gets to him first and safely escorts him to his fort. Once again, Tuco and the man work together to kill the Mexican soldiers and get the gold to share between them. However, Tuco is caught trying to get away with all of it and he and Roebuck are eventually brought into the sheriff's office. As he leaves, the man pulls the bars of Tuco's cell loose and allows him to escape, because a world without him would be far less interesting.

Media in the Dollars Trilogy series
Films A Fistful of Dollars · For a Few Dollars More · The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
Novels A Fistful of Dollars · For a Few Dollars More · The Good, the Bad and the Ugly · A Coffin Full of Dollars · A Dollar to Die For · The Devil's Dollar Sign · The Million-Dollar Bloodhunt · Blood For a Dirty Dollar
Other films Duck, You Sucker! · Once Upon a Time in the West