Rain Gods

Rain Gods

Large Print - 2009
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New York Times Bestselling Author.

Two-time Edgar Award'winner James Lee Burke is back with another mystery and a new hero: Texas sheriff Hackberry Holland, a former Korean War POW and ACLU attorney. Running from a traumatic and checkered past to become sheriff of a broken-down border town in south Texas, Hackberry soon finds himself dealing with more than just his own demons after nine dead prostitutes are dug up in the desert.

Publisher: Detroit : Wheeler Pub., c2009
ISBN: 9781597229999
1597229997
Characteristics: 691 p. (large print) ; 23 cm

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beagle_53 May 11, 2016

I'm sure glad I found this writer. The Holland series is excellant.

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dannnn
Jan 15, 2016

Another great one.

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jimg2000
Jul 19, 2012

Prequel to "Feast Day of Fools" with most of the unusual cast of extreme characters, with the border town old police chief boxed in the middle. (2nd reading and appreciated it more)

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baryonx
Dec 01, 2010

JLB's usual, which is to say VG to excellent. You get the usual atmospherics--never a dull weather day in Burkeland--wonderful dialogue, nine unforgettable characters--for all of whom one cheers--and a strong endorsement of aging with grace and power. Then there's the violence and the sewer-gas smell of death. I'd like to read this book again in Texas (where I used to live) because I think the pages would turn themselves.

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