Rain Gods

Author(s): James Lee Burke
Series: Holland Family
Genre: Mystery
Original Publish Date: Jul 14, 2009
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (15.77 hours)
Product Number: Z100134862
Released: Feb 12, 2018
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780743582445
Narrator/s: Will Patton
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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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Author(s): James Lee Burke
Product Number EB00570598
Released: Sep 25, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
ISBN: #9781439137369

Professional reviews

"James Lee Burke and narrator Will Patton are a brilliant duo. Burke writes a tale of evil and redemption, and Patton vividly embodies the succession of bad guys and innocents caught in the sights of greed and violence. The setting is poverty-laced West Texas, where a mass murder of Asian women is discovered by an aging sheriff who hopes to leave his own past behind. The searing detail of evil is offset by elegant, elegiac descriptions of the natural landscape. Patton knows exactly how to get maximum effect from both facets. Listeners may cringe from the violence but are soon calmed and delighted by descriptions of the hills and sunsets. The natural landscape soothes the story's boiling venom and hopelessness. Patton plays each emotion, creating a listening powerhouse. R.F.W. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award (c) AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine"

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