Cimarron Rose

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Hyperion, Jun 1, 1998 - Fiction - 406 pages
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With Cimarron Rose, Burke launches a powerful new series in the hard-edged style for which he is known, starring a new, enigmatic hero and set in the expansive and beautiful American West.

Attorney and former Texas Ranger Billy Bob Holland has many secrets in his dark past. Among them is Vernon Smothers's son Lucas, a teenaged boy about whom only Vernon and Billy Bob know the truth. Lucas is really Holland's illegitimate son, and when Lucas is arrested for murder, Billy Bob knows that he has no choice but to confront the past and serve as the boy's criminal attorney. During Lucas's trial, Billy Bob realizes that he will have to bring injury upon Lucas as well as himself in order to save his son. As a result, Billy Bob creates enemies that are far more dangerous than any he faced as a Texas Ranger.

To satisfy the huge demand for James Lee Burke's novels, Hyperion, in an extensive reprint program, is making his earlier works available in mass market. The Lost Get-Back Boogie was re-released in November 1997, and five more backlist books will follow in the coming months.

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Burke gives the beloved Dave Robicheaux (e.g., Cadillac Jukebox, LJ 8/96) a vacation and shines his talent on the vast, brooding beauty and inbred violence of rural Texas. Texas Ranger-turned-lawyer ... Read full review

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About the author (1998)

James Lee Burke, winner of two Edgar awards, is the author of nineteen previous novels, many of them "New York Times" bestsellers, including "Cimmaron Rose", Cadillac Jukebox", & "Sunset Limited". He & his wife divide their time between Missoula, Montana, & New Iberia, Louisiana.

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