Billy Bob Holland #4
On Sale: January 25, 2005
Featuring: Billy Bob Holland
Mass Market Paperback
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"James Lee Burke tells a story in a style all his
own, in language that's alive, electric. He's a master at
setting mood, laying in atmosphere, all with quirky
dialogue that's a delight." -- Elmore Leonard
In James Lee Burke's last novel featuring Billy Bob
Holland, Bitterroot, the former Texas Ranger left
his home state to help a friend threatened by the most
dangerous sociopath Billy Bob had ever faced. After
vanquishing a truly iniquitous collection of violent
individuals, Billy moved his family to west Montana and
hung out a shingle for his law practice. But in In the
Moon of Red Ponies, he discovers that jail cells have
revolving doors and that the government he had sworn to
serve may have become his enemy.
His first client in
Missoula is Johnny American Horse, a young activist for
land preservation and the rights of Native Americans.
Johnny is charged with the murder of two mysterious men --
who seem to have recently tried to kill Johnny themselves,
or at least scare him off his political causes. As Billy
Bob investigates, he discovers a web of intrigue
surrounding the case and its players: Johnny's girlfriend,
Amber Finley, as reckless as she is defiant -- and the
daughter of one of Montana's U.S. senators; Darrel McComb,
a Missoula police detective who is obsessed with Amber;
and Seth Masterson, an enigmatic government agent whose
presence in town makes Billy Bob wonder why Washington has
become so concerned with an obscure murder case on the
fringes of the Bitterroot Mountains.
mount and the dead bodies multiply, Billy Bob is drawn
closer to the truth behind Johnny American Horse's arrest -
- and discovers a greater danger to himself and to his
whole family. How Billy Bob strikes back at evil and
protects his kin is the masterful triumph of In the
Moon of Red Ponies.
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