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By James Lee Burke

A brilliantly layered novel of crime, personality, and position from the two-time Edgar Award winner, Gold Dagger Award winner, and New York Times bestselling writer of  Sunset Limited.

Few writers in the United States this present day mix James Lee Burke's lush prose, crackling tale strains, and super feel of historical past and landscape.  In Cimmaron Rose, longtime enthusiasts of the Dave Robicheaux sequence discovered that the struggles of Texas safeguard legal professional Billy Bob Holland exhibit Burke at his top in exploring vintage American themes--the occasionally refined, frequently violent traces among the haves and the have-nots; the collision of previous and current; the inequities within the felony justice system.

Heartwood is one of those tree that grows in layers. And as Billy Bob's grandfather as soon as advised him, you do good in lifestyles by means of holding the roots in a transparent circulation and never letting someone taint the water for you. yet in Holland's dusty little fatherland of Deaf Smith, within the hill nation north of Austin, neighborhood kingpin Earl Deitrich has made a fortune working roughshod and tainting someone who stands in his manner. Billy Bob has issues of Deitrich and his shamelessly callous demeanor, yet cannot shake the legacy of his ardour for Deitrich's "heartbreak-beautiful" spouse, Peggy Jean.

When Holland takes at the security of Wilbur Pickett--a guy accused of stealing an heirloom and 3 hundred thousand funds in bonds from Deitrich's office--he unearths himself up opposed to not just Earl's energy and impact, but in addition a earlier Billy Bob cannot will away.  A splendidly learned novel, wealthy in Texas surroundings and lore, and a blinding portrait of the lethal outcomes of self-delusion, Heartwood may perhaps in simple terms were written through James Lee Burke, a author in specialist command of his craft.

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