Author: Burke, James Lee
Series: Hackberry Holland (3)|Holland Family (Hackberry, Billy Bob, and Saga) (7)
Publisher: Pocket Books
Year Published: 2012
Subcategory: Fiction / Thrillers / General
Format: Trade Paperback
Condition Rating: Slight wear, may have creased spine, folded pages, good-condition ownership stickers
Summary: The critically acclaimed thirtieth entry from New York Times bestselling author James Lee Burke, featuring Texas Sheriff Hackberry Holland in an epic tale that is equal parts thriller, Western, and literary masterpiece.
Burke returns to the Texas border town setting of his bestseller Rain Gods, â€œa riveting novel [that evokes] past American greats, such as Steinbeck and Cainâ€ (Lincoln Journal Star). Now, a monstrous killer presumed dead is very much aliveâ€¦and Sheriff Hackberry Holland must fight for survivalâ€”his own, and that of the citizens heâ€™s sworn to protect.
Still mourning the loss of his cherished wife and navigating an almost-romance with his decades-younger deputy, Pam Tibbs, Hackberry feeds off the deeds of evil men to keep his own demons at bay. When alcoholic ex-boxer Danny Boy Lorca witnesses a man tortured to death in the desert, Hackâ€™s investigation leads him to Anton Ling, a regal, mysterious Chinese woman known for sheltering illegals. Ling denies having seen the victim or the perpetrators, but there is something in her steely demeanor and aristocratic beauty that seduces Hackberry into overlooking that she is just as dangerous as the men she harbors. Danger increases tenfold with the return of serial murderer Preacher Jack Collins, who has reemerged with a calm, single-minded zeal for killing more terrifying than the muzzle flash of his signature machine gun. But this time, he and Sheriff Holland may have a common enemy.
In Store Location: Bookcase 35 - Mystery 1,