Rain Gods: A Novel

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Simon and Schuster, Jul 14, 2009 - Fiction - 448 pages
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“America’s best novelist” (The Denver Post) brings back one of his most fascinating characters—Texas sheriff Hackberry Holland, cousin to lawman Billy Bob Holland—in this heart-pounding bestseller.

In a heat-cracked border town, the bodies of nine illegal aliens—women and girls, killed execution-style—are unearthed in a shallow grave. Haunted by a past he can’t shake and his own private demons, Hack attempts to untangle the grisly case, which may lead to more bloodshed. Damaged young Iraq vet Pete Flores, who saw too much before fleeing the crime scene, and his girlfriend, Vikki Gaddis, are running for their lives. Sorting through the lowlifes who are hunting down Pete, and with Preacher Jack Collins, a Godfearing serial killer for hire, in the mix, Hack is caught up in a terrifying race for survival—for Pete, Vikki, and himself.

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User Review  - Elleneer - LibraryThing

Violent and gritty enough for the gentlemen, with just enough philosophy and moral ruminations to make the reader believe, or is it realize, that even the vilest criminal has soul-stirrings ... Read full review

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User Review  - gbelik - LibraryThing

The quality of the writing and the interesting characters kept me going and put the book solidly into the "good read" catagory, but I found the plot confusing and I never really understood the ... Read full review

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About the author (2009)

James Lee Burke is a New York Times bestselling author, two-time winner of the Edgar Award, and the recipient of the Guggenheim Fellowship for Creative Arts in Fiction. A legend of the mystery genre, he's authored thirty-two novels and two short story collections including Robicheaux, Light of the WorldCreole Belle, Swan Peak, The Tin Roof Blowdown, and Feast Day of Fools. He lives in Misoula, Montana.

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