James Lee Burke fills his New York Times best-selling Billy Bob Holland series with the same keen sense of mood and atmosphere that made his Dave Robicheaux series an Edgar Award-winning one. Set in the contemporary West, Bitterroot spins a story as vivid as a mountain sunset. Texas lawyer Billy Bob Holland is in Montana visiting an old friend when he is pulled into an investigation of a string of murders. At first, he seeks to protect his friend. But as the body count rises, Billy Bob begins to see evidence of a grisly vendetta--one that may be as explosive as the one that rocked Oklahoma City. The colorful, eccentric mix of characters and a maze of motives and relationships keep the suspense humming throughout Bitterroot. Narrator Tom Stechschulte's performance draws the listener deep into the thoughts and feelings of a man who works for the law, yet is haunted by the transgressions of his past.
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by James Lee Burke
by Rick Riordan
by Lee Smith
by Robin Lee Hatcher
"Billy Bob Holland visits Doc Voss, his old Vietnam War buddy, in the Bitterroot Valley of Montana. After Doc's daughter is brutally raped, her attackers are tortured and murdered. It falls to Holland to clear Doc of the charges. Montana is the perfect backdrop for Burke, whose characters share an abhorrence for the tyranny of rules. From militant white su-premacists, militia, religious cult members, and sleazy bikers to Native Americans, privacy-loving locals, and Holland himself, Burke presents all points of view, rational and rabid. Tom Stechschulte's powerful narration adds depth to Burke's tightly controlled, richly poetic prose. He provides Holland with an authentic Texas twang, and his compelling voice easily changes from sarcasm to sorrow. Burke is a master storyteller, whether in the Dave Robicheaux series or here, with ex-Texas Ranger Holland. S.J.H. (c) AudioFile 2002, Portland, Maine"
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