One of the greatest American crime writers is back with Hackberry Holland: a sheriff with a haunted past on the hunt for a deranged killer.
Hackberry Holland is a man haunted by a chequered and traumatic past. A former POW from the Korean War, he has left everything behind to become sheriff of a dried-out, broken-down border town in south Texas. But Hack soon finds himself dealing with more than just his own demons when nine dead prostitutes are dug up behind a run-down church. The search for justice - and revenge - pits Hack against hired guns, drug dealers who operate on both sides of the border, and a psychotic killer known as The Preacher.
As Holland frantically tries to end the cycle of killings and bring justice to the dead girls, he discovers just how dark the deepest corners of the human heart can get, and how redemption can come in the form of a woman's love...
Praise for one of the great American crime writers, James Lee Burke:
'A gorgeous prose stylist.' Stephen King
'Richly deserves to be described now as one of the finest crime writers America has ever produced.' Daily Mail
Fans of Dennis Lehane, Michael Connelly and Don Winslow will love James Lee Burke:
Hackberry Holland Series
1. Lay Down My Sword and Shield
Dave Robicheaux Series
1. The Neon Rain
Billy Bob Holland Series
1. Cimarron Rose
* Each James Lee Burke novel can be read as a standalone or in series order *
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - JBreedlove - LibraryThing
Though metaphor is stretched at times and opinion heavy handed JLB still comes up with some great lines and phrase and he always tells a good story. I definitely will continue the Hack series. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - jepeters333 - LibraryThing
Eager to escape his problematic past, Hackberry Holland acquires the sheriff's position in a rundown Texas border town. When authorities discover nine dead prostitutes buried in the desert, Hack must ... Read full review