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ISBN13: 9781451643114
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Sheriff Hackberry Holland patrols a small Southwest Texas border town with a deep and abiding respect for the citizens in his care. Still mourning the loss of his cherished wife and locked in a perilous almost-romance with his deputy, Pam Tibbs, a woman many decades his junior, Hackberry feeds off the deeds of evil men to keep his own demons at bay.

When alcoholic ex-boxer Danny Boy Lorca witnesses a man tortured to death in the desert and reports it, Hacks investigation leads to the home of Anton Ling, a regal, mysterious Chinese woman whom the locals refer to as La Magdalena and who is known for sheltering illegals. Ling denies having seen the victim or the perpetrators, but there is something in her steely demeanor and aristocratic beauty that compels Hackberry to return to her home again and again as the investigation unfolds. Could it be that the sheriff is so taken in by this creature who reminds him of his deceased wife that he would ignore the possibility that she is just as dangerous as the men she harbors?

The danger in the desert increases tenfold with the return of serial murderer Preacher Jack Collins, whom The New York Times called “one of Burkes most inspired villains.” Presumed dead at the close of Rain Gods, Preacher Jack has reemerged with a calm, single-minded zeal for killing that is more terrifying than the muzzle flash of his signature machine gun. But this time he and Sheriff Holland have a common enemy.

Praised by Joyce Carol Oates for “the luminosity of his writerly voice,” James Lee Burke returns with his most allegorical novel to date, illuminating vital issues of our time—immigration, energy, religious freedom—with the rich atmosphere and devastatingly flawed, authentic characters that readers have come to celebrate during the five decades of his brilliant career.

Review:

"In Edgar-winner Burke's outstanding third novel featuring smalltown Texas sheriff Hackberry Holland (after Rain Gods), Hackberry joins a motley crew of killers, idealists, psychos, mobsters, and Feds in the search for Noie Barnum, a disgruntled former intelligence asset who escaped the human smugglers that were trying to sell him to al-Qaeda. Barnum finds an unexpected protector in Preacher Jack Collins, a quixotic mass murderer, whom Hackberry calls 'he most dangerous man I've ever met.' The richness of Burke's characters, always one of his strengths, reaches new heights, as shown particularly in Krill, a mentally scarred veteran of Central American violence driven by grief over his slaughtered children, and Cody Daniels, would-be minister and xenophobe, who undergoes a spiritual sea change during his own via crucis. The intricately plotted narrative takes numerous unexpected turns, and Burke handles his trademark themes of social justice and corruption with his usual subtlety. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Synopsis:

The explosive finale in T. Jefferson Parkers New York Times bestselling Charlie Hood series, which will bring together the destinies of three men caught between light and darkness.

Los Angeles County sheriff s deputy Charlie Hood is attached to the ATF, working undercover on the illegal arms trade that flows across the U.S.-Mexican border. The sparkle of the diamond fillings he wears in his left canine distracts his task force targets and is often the first step toward a long stay behind bars.

Meanwhile, Bradley Jones--sheriff s deputy, employee of the Baja Cartel, and son of the love of Charlies life, the deceased L.A. outlaw Suzanne Jones--is expecting a son of his own. Suzanne was descended from famed Mexican desperado Joaquin Murrieta, whose embalmed head Bradley inherited from her and keeps nestled among piles of cash, proceeds from Bradleys own life of crime.

Charlie knows Bradleys secrets, all of them; the question is what hell do with the information. But he still has to contend with the devilish Mike Finnegan, who flits in and out of the lives of his friends, knowing things he shouldnt, seemingly immortal, delighting in the havoc he wreaks.

All three men are about to meet.  But all will not survive.....

Synopsis:

The explosive conclusion to T. Jefferson Parker’s New York Times bestselling Charlie Hood series

Los Angeles County sheriff ’s deputy Charlie Hood is attached to the ATF, working undercover on the iron river that flows across the U.S.-Mexican border. The diamond fillings he wears in his left canine glimmer, distracting the men who sell the illegal firearms that enable the unspeakable violence on both sides of the map. Spotting the sparkle when “Charlie Diamonds” opens his mouth is often their first step toward life behind bars.

Meanwhile, Bradley Jones, sheriff ’s deputy and employee of the Baja Cartel, son of the love of Charlie’s life, the deceased L.A. outlaw Suzanne Jones, is expecting a son of his own. Suzanne was descended from famed Mexican desperado Joaquin Murrieta, whose embalmed head Bradley inherited from her and keeps nestled among piles of cash, proceeds from Bradley’s own life of crime.

Charlie knows all of Bradley’s secrets; the question is what he’ll do with the information. Until he decides, his obsession remains the inexplicable existence of Mike Finnegan, the diminutive devil who flits in and out of both men’s lives, knowing things he shouldn’t, seemingly immortal.

Three men: earnest law-enforcer, inveterate lawbreaker, and the man who pits them against each other—hurtle toward one another in the jaw-dropping conclusion to T. Jefferson Parker’s mesmerizing vision of the border. Their climactic showdown brings to a spectacular close a crime series that obliterated the boundaries of the genre.

About the Author

James Lee Burke, a rare winner of two Edgar Awards, and named Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America, is the author of thirty previous novels and two collections of short stories, including such New York Times bestsellers as The Glass RainbowSwan Peak, The Tin Roof Blowdown, Last Car to Elysian Fields and Rain Gods. He lives in Missoula, Montana.

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mgreiner1, January 29, 2012 (view all comments by mgreiner1)
Burke is a fabulous author. His latest, Feast Day of Fools, pulls one in to the story, and it's hard to come up for air. The twists and turns leave me guessing, and never quite solving the several mysteries. For me, that adds to the fun!
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tnevets_10, January 19, 2012 (view all comments by tnevets_10)
James Lee Burke continues to be my favorite author and this book did not disappoint!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781451643114
Author:
Burke, James Lee
Publisher:
Dutton Adult
Author:
Parker, T. Jefferson
Subject:
Suspense
Subject:
Popular Fiction-Suspense
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20130418
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 10
Language:
English
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in
Age Level:
from 18

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "In Edgar-winner Burke's outstanding third novel featuring smalltown Texas sheriff Hackberry Holland (after Rain Gods), Hackberry joins a motley crew of killers, idealists, psychos, mobsters, and Feds in the search for Noie Barnum, a disgruntled former intelligence asset who escaped the human smugglers that were trying to sell him to al-Qaeda. Barnum finds an unexpected protector in Preacher Jack Collins, a quixotic mass murderer, whom Hackberry calls 'he most dangerous man I've ever met.' The richness of Burke's characters, always one of his strengths, reaches new heights, as shown particularly in Krill, a mentally scarred veteran of Central American violence driven by grief over his slaughtered children, and Cody Daniels, would-be minister and xenophobe, who undergoes a spiritual sea change during his own via crucis. The intricately plotted narrative takes numerous unexpected turns, and Burke handles his trademark themes of social justice and corruption with his usual subtlety. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Synopsis" by ,
The explosive finale in T. Jefferson Parkers New York Times bestselling Charlie Hood series, which will bring together the destinies of three men caught between light and darkness.

Los Angeles County sheriff s deputy Charlie Hood is attached to the ATF, working undercover on the illegal arms trade that flows across the U.S.-Mexican border. The sparkle of the diamond fillings he wears in his left canine distracts his task force targets and is often the first step toward a long stay behind bars.

Meanwhile, Bradley Jones--sheriff s deputy, employee of the Baja Cartel, and son of the love of Charlies life, the deceased L.A. outlaw Suzanne Jones--is expecting a son of his own. Suzanne was descended from famed Mexican desperado Joaquin Murrieta, whose embalmed head Bradley inherited from her and keeps nestled among piles of cash, proceeds from Bradleys own life of crime.

Charlie knows Bradleys secrets, all of them; the question is what hell do with the information. But he still has to contend with the devilish Mike Finnegan, who flits in and out of the lives of his friends, knowing things he shouldnt, seemingly immortal, delighting in the havoc he wreaks.

All three men are about to meet.  But all will not survive.....

"Synopsis" by ,
The explosive conclusion to T. Jefferson Parker’s New York Times bestselling Charlie Hood series

Los Angeles County sheriff ’s deputy Charlie Hood is attached to the ATF, working undercover on the iron river that flows across the U.S.-Mexican border. The diamond fillings he wears in his left canine glimmer, distracting the men who sell the illegal firearms that enable the unspeakable violence on both sides of the map. Spotting the sparkle when “Charlie Diamonds” opens his mouth is often their first step toward life behind bars.

Meanwhile, Bradley Jones, sheriff ’s deputy and employee of the Baja Cartel, son of the love of Charlie’s life, the deceased L.A. outlaw Suzanne Jones, is expecting a son of his own. Suzanne was descended from famed Mexican desperado Joaquin Murrieta, whose embalmed head Bradley inherited from her and keeps nestled among piles of cash, proceeds from Bradley’s own life of crime.

Charlie knows all of Bradley’s secrets; the question is what he’ll do with the information. Until he decides, his obsession remains the inexplicable existence of Mike Finnegan, the diminutive devil who flits in and out of both men’s lives, knowing things he shouldn’t, seemingly immortal.

Three men: earnest law-enforcer, inveterate lawbreaker, and the man who pits them against each other—hurtle toward one another in the jaw-dropping conclusion to T. Jefferson Parker’s mesmerizing vision of the border. Their climactic showdown brings to a spectacular close a crime series that obliterated the boundaries of the genre.

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