The Baptism of Billy Bean
Lane Hollar's seen little of the world beyond West Virginia - Parris Island and Vietnam - but that was enough. Now, thirty years later, he witnesses a drug-related murder. Caught between inept - or corrupt - lawmen and a stone-cold killer, Lane must fight not only for his life, but also for all the things that it has lacked: love, family, and peace.
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Review: The Baptism of Billy BeanUser Review - Pureschmaltz - Goodreads
A really wonderful writer. He induces dialect by omitting all except sentence-ending punctuation. This slows translation, like wading through thick accents. Beautifully crafted, exquisitely written. One terrific novel. Read full review
Review: The Baptism of Billy BeanUser Review - Teresa - Goodreads
I loved this book!! It contained many twists and little oddities and just enough real life to make it a page turner. I didn't get bored and skip ahead with this book. I also liked the way it was written--no quotation marks around speaking parts. Interesting. Read full review