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Format:  CD
ISBN-10: 1442340754
ISBN-13: 9781442340756
Sku: 217314141
Publish Date: 8/13/2012
Pages:  4
 

"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. 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. Damaged young Iraq vet Pete Flores, who saw too much before fleeing the crime scene, and his girlfriend, Vikki Gaddis, are running for their lives. Sorting through the lowlifes who are hunting down Pete, and with Preacher Jack Collins, a Godfearing serial killer for hire, in the mix, Hack is caught up in a terrifying race for survival--for Pete, Vikki, and himself.

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“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. 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. Damaged young Iraq vet Pete Flores, who saw too much before fleeing the crime scene, and his girlfriend, Vikki Gaddis, are running for their lives. Sorting through the lowlifes who are hunting down Pete, and with Preacher Jack Collins, a Godfearing serial killer for hire, in the mix, Hack is caught up in a terrifying race for survival—for Pete, Vikki, and himself.

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After a very long hiatus, Hackberry Holland is back. Last heard from in LAY DOWN MY SWORD AND SHIELD (1971), Hack has since decided that after running the rat race as a lawyer and a politician, he wants a quieter life. So he takes over the sheriff's office in a little town in south Texas. Things are going pretty well until nine bodies turn up. Now he's got to unravel the organized-crime connections that have left these Asian prostitutes and drug-runners dead--which means he needs to track down and protect a pair of witnesses, as well as find the moralizing vigilante known as the Preacher who kills in creepily thoughtful ways. Solving these crimes--and preventing future ones--is made all the more difficult by the waves of people moving into Hack's territory in Hurricane Katrina's destructive wake.
Author Bio
James Lee Burke
Though he began his writing career writing literary novels, James Lee Burke turned to writing popular mysteries in 1987, with a series of novels featuring New Orleans ex-cop Dave Robichaux. After his wife and father are murdered, Robichaux explores the darker sides of New Orleans from the perspective of a man who has been around the block a few times. Burke's hard-boiled prose style has earned him legions of fans, numerous bestsellers, critical acclaim, and an Edgar Award for best novel.

Praise

"Burke spins a tale replete with colorful prose and epic confrontations....The battle of wills and wits between Holland and Collins delivers everything Burke's fans expect." 06/01/2009

"Burke fans will notice much that is familiar here--the lyricism, the minor key, the elegiac refrain--but the melody is new and haunting. And, besides you just have to love a guy with a name like Hackberry." (starred review) - Bill Ott 06/01/2009 & 06/15/2009

"Nearly every scene builds to a fine crescendo of tension...." 06/15/2009

"If James Lee Burke has the deepest regional voice in the genre--and I do believe that's so--it's because he understands those feelings that keep people connected to the places where they have, or once had, roots." - Marilyn Stasio 07/19/2009

"As always, Burke's portrayal of the ugliness of human behavior set against the higher moral standards of those who fight evil is irresistible." - Carol Memmott 07/23/2009

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Product attributeeBooks:   Kobo
Product attributeBook Format:   Audio Cassette - Abridged / Audio CD - Abridged
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   4
Product attributePublisher:   Simon & Schuster Audio
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