Two for Texas #ad - . Terrified for his life, son flees across the river to texas, on the run through the bayou with fellow escapee Hugh Allison and a beautiful Indian squaw, where the only chance the travelers have for survival awaits in a violent storm of revolution led by General Houston and James Bowie. Son holland escaped a Louisiana chain gang—but never intended to kill a prison guard during the breakaway.
To the Bright and Shining SunPocket Books #ad - This early novel from bestselling author james Lee Burke is a gritty coming-of-age story about a young Kentucky miner growing up in the Appalachian mountains who’s torn between his family life and the lure of the city. James lee burke, a writer who “can touch you in ways few writers can” The Washington Post brings his brilliant feel for time and place to this stunning story of Appalachia in the early 1960s.
To the Bright and Shining Sun #ad - . Here, a young man torn between family honor and the lure of seedy watering holes, Perry Woodson Hatfield James, must somehow survive the tempestuous journey from boyhood to manhood and escape the dark and atavistic heritage of the Cumberland Mountains.
Half of ParadiseHachette Books #ad - Yet each carries the hope of redemption. Toussaint boudreaux, a black docker in new orleans, puts up with his co-workers' racism because he has to, and moonlights as a prize-fighter in the hope of a better life-but the only break he gets lands him in penal servitude. Avery broussard, descendant of an aristocratic French family, runs whiskey when what remains of his land is repossessed.
Half of Paradise #ad - . J. P. Winfield, a hick with a gift for twelve-string guitar, finds his break into show-biz leads to the flipside of the American dream. Discover the debut novel of james lee burke, Dave Robicheaux, before the creation of his now-famous Cajun detective, as he weaves together the struggles of three very different men.
The interlocking stories of these three men are an elegy to the realities of life in 1950s Louisiana, their destinies fixed by the circumstances of their birth and time.
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The Lost Get-Back Boogie #ad - Now the war vet and blues singer is headed to Montana, where he hopes to live clean working on a ranch owned by the father of his prison pal, Buddy Riordan.
Bitterroot: A Novel Billy Bob Holland Book 3Simon & Schuster #ad - The two series describe different landscapes, women, but one theme remains constant: the inner conflict when upright men are provoked into violence in defense of hearth, home, and children. Dave battles alcoholism and the ghosts of Vietnam; Billy Bob actually sees ghosts, including the Ranger he accidentally gunned down.
. But most of all, both protagonists hold a vision of a pure and simple life. In bitterroot, unforgettable characters, with its rugged and vivid setting, and crafted with the lyrical prose and the elegiac tone that have inspired many critics to compare him to William Faulkner, its intricate plot, and a set of remarkable, James Lee Burke has written a thriller destined to surpass the success of his previous novels.
Following his acclaimed bestseller Purple Cane Road, James Lee Burke returns with a triumphant tour de force. As usa today noted in discussing the parallels between billy Bob Holland and Burke's other popular series hero, "Robicheaux and Holland are two of a kind, David Robicheaux, white-hat heroes whose essential goodness doesn't keep them from fighting back.
Bitterroot: A Novel Billy Bob Holland Book 3 #ad - But beneath the guise of justice for the weak and downtrodden lies a tendency for violence that at times becomes more terrifying than the danger he is trying to eradicate. Set in the bitterroot valley of montana, burke's novel features billy bob holland, home to celebrities seeking to escape the pressures of public life, as well as to xenophobes dedicated to establishing a bulkhead of patriotic paranoia, former Texas Ranger and now a Texas-based lawyer, who has come to Big Sky Country for some fishing and ends up helping out an old friend in trouble.
As the mysteries multiply and the body count mounts, the reader is drawn deeper into the tortured mind of Billy Bob Holland, a complex hero tormented by the mistakes of his past and driven to make things -- all things -- right. Billy bob is an ex-texas Ranger; Dave is an ex-New Orleans cop.
Feast Day of Fools: A Novel Hackberry Holland Book 3Simon & Schuster #ad - When alcoholic ex-boxer danny boy lorca witnesses a man tortured to death in the desert, Hackberry’s investigation leads him to Anton Ling, a mysterious Chinese woman known for sheltering illegals. And when soulless preacher Jack Collins reemerges, the cold-blooded killer may prove invaluable to Hackberry.
This time, he and the Preacher have a common enemy. The critically acclaimed thirtieth entry from new York Times bestselling author James Lee Burke, Western, featuring Texas Sheriff Hackberry Holland in an epic tale that is equal parts thriller, and literary masterpiece. James lee burke returns to the texas border town of his bestseller Rain Gods, fights for survival—his own, now a widower, where a serial killer presumed dead is very much alive…and where sheriff Hackberry Holland, and of the citizens he’s sworn to protect.
Feast Day of Fools: A Novel Hackberry Holland Book 3 #ad - . Ling denies any knowledge of the attack, but something in her aristocratic beauty seduces Hack into overlooking that she is as dangerous as the men she harbors.
Lay Down My Sword and Shield Hackberry Holland Book 1Simon & Schuster #ad - Vintage james lee burke: the first novel introducing the memorable Texas sheriff Hackberry Holland, coming of age against the backdrop of the civil rights era in a sultry border town. In hot and sultry texas, an attorney and korean War POW, is being pushed by his wife, his brother, Hack, and his so-called friends in the oil business to run for political office.
When hack attempts to overturn a conviction for an old army buddy, he finds himself embroiled in the seamy underbelly of the Texas patronage system—and in the earliest beginnings of the United Farm Workers movement, led by a beautiful woman who speaks to his heart in a way no one else has. But hack would prefer to drink, look after his beloved horses, and represent the occasional long-shot pro bono case at his law firm.
Lay Down My Sword and Shield Hackberry Holland Book 1 #ad - With his skillful blend of engaging plotlines, compelling characters, and graceful prose, James Lee Burke demonstrates the shimmering clarity of vision that has made him beloved by suspense fans all over the globe. As hack begins to bring justice to the underserved, he finds both a new love and a new purpose.
Rain Gods: A Novel Hackberry Holland Book 2Simon & Schuster #ad - Damaged young iraq vet pete flores, and his girlfriend, who saw too much before fleeing the crime scene, Vikki Gaddis, are running for their lives. America’s best novelist” the denver post brings back one of his most fascinating characters—Texas sheriff Hackberry Holland, cousin to lawman Billy Bob Holland—in this heart-pounding bestseller.
In a heat-cracked border town, the bodies of nine illegal aliens—women and girls, killed execution-style—are unearthed in a shallow grave. Sorting through the lowlifes who are hunting down pete, a Godfearing serial killer for hire, Hack is caught up in a terrifying race for survival—for Pete, and with Preacher Jack Collins, Vikki, in the mix, and himself.
Rain Gods: A Novel Hackberry Holland Book 2 #ad - Haunted by a past he can’t shake and his own private demons, Hack attempts to untangle the grisly case, which may lead to more bloodshed.
Cimarron Rose A Holland Family NovelPocket Books #ad - Texas attorney billy bob holland must confront the past in order to save his illegitimate son from a murder conviction in this brilliant, fast-paced thriller from beloved New York Times bestselling author James Lee Burke. Lucas smothers, nineteen and from the wrong end of town, has been arrested for the rape and murder of a local girl.
. Billy bob’s relationship with Lucas’s family is not an easy one. Smothers—too close, according to her husband. With the same electric language and hard-edged style that brought James Lee Burke’s Dave Robicheaux novels to the forefront of American crime fiction, Cimarron Rose explodes with a harsh, evocative setting and unforgettable characters.
Cimarron Rose A Holland Family Novel #ad - Years back he was a close friend of Mrs. His lawyer, former texas ranger billy bob holland, is convinced of Lucas’s innocence—but proving it means unearthing the truth from the seething mass of deceit and corruption that spreads like wildfire in a gossipy small town where everybody knows everybody else’s business.
But when lucas overhears gruesome tales of serial murder from a neighboring cell in the local lock-up, he himself looks like a candidate for an untimely death, and Billy Bob incurs enemies far more dangerous than any he faced as a Ranger.
In the Moon of Red Ponies: A Novel Billy Bob Holland Book 4Simon & Schuster #ad - Haunting suspense and captivating villains, the hallmark of James Lee Burke's bestselling novels of evil and redemption, are brilliantly evoked in his new Billy Bob Holland opus, the follow-up to the popular and critically acclaimed Bitterroot. James lee burke tells a story in a style all his own, in language that's alive, electric.
He's a master at setting mood, laying in atmosphere, all with quirky dialogue that's a delight. Elmore leonard in james lee burke's last novel featuring Billy Bob Holland, Bitterroot, the former Texas Ranger left his home state to help a friend threatened by the most dangerous sociopath Billy Bob had ever faced.
Johnny is charged with the murder of two mysterious men—who seem to have recently tried to kill Johnny themselves, or at least scare him off his political causes. But in in the moon of red ponies, he discovers that jail cells have revolving doors and that the government he had sworn to serve may have become his enemy.
In the Moon of Red Ponies: A Novel Billy Bob Holland Book 4 #ad - As billy bob investigates, he discovers a web of intrigue surrounding the case and its players: johnny's girlfriend, a Missoula police detective who is obsessed with Amber; and Seth Masterson, as reckless as she is defiant—and the daughter of one of Montana's US senators; Darrel McComb, Amber Finley, an enigmatic government agent whose presence in town makes Billy Bob wonder why Washington has become so concerned with an obscure murder case on the fringes of the Bitterroot Mountains.
Beautifully written, with an intriguing plot and characters whose conflicts seem as real as life itself, this novel shows James Lee Burke again in the top form that has made him a critical favorite and a national bestseller. As complications mount and the dead bodies multiply, Billy Bob is drawn closer to the truth behind Johnny American Horse's arrest—and discovers a greater danger to himself and to his whole family.
House of the Rising Sun: A Novel A Holland Family NovelSimon & Schuster #ad - Bestselling author james lee burke’s “stunning” publishers Weekly, starred review masterpiece is the story of a father and son separated by war, circumstance, and a race for the Holy Grail—a thrilling entry in the Holland family saga. After a violent encounter that leaves four mexican soldiers dead, texas ranger Hackberry Holland escapes the country in possession of a stolen artifact believed to be the mythic cup of Christ, earning the ire of a bloodthirsty Austrian arms dealer who places Hack’s son, Ishmael, squarely in the cross hairs of a plot to recapture his prize.
On the journey from revolutionary mexico in 1918 to the saloons of san antonio during the hole in the wall gang’s reign, we meet three extraordinary women: the Danish immigrant who is Ishmael’s mother and Hackberry’s one true love; a brothel madam descended from the Crusader knight who brought the Shroud of Turin back from the Holy Land; and a onetime lover of the Sundance Kid, whose wiles rival those of Lady Macbeth.
House of the Rising Sun: A Novel A Holland Family Novel #ad - An epic tale of love, loss, vengeance, betrayal, and retribution, The House of the Rising Sun further cements Burke’s reputation as “one of America’s all-time masters” New York Journal of Books. In her own way, to vanquish their enemies, each woman will aid Hack in his quest to reconcile with Ishmael, and to return the Grail to its rightful place.