Cimarron Rose

Cimarron Rose

Book - 1997
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With Cimarron Rose, Burke launches a powerful new series in the hard-edged style for which he is known, starring a new, enigmatic hero and set in the expansive and beautiful American West.Attorney and former Texas Ranger Billy Bob Holland has many secrets in his dark past. Among them is Vernon Smothers's son Lucas, a teenaged boy about whom only Vernon and Billy Bob know the truth. Lucas is really Holland's illegitimate son, and when Lucas is arrested for murder, Billy Bob knows that he has no choice but to confront the past and serve as the boy's criminal attorney. During Lucas's trial, Billy Bob realizes that he will have to bring injury upon Lucas as well as himself in order to save his son. As a result, Billy Bob creates enemies that are far more dangerous than any he faced as a Texas Ranger.To satisfy the huge demand for James Lee Burke's novels, Hyperion, in an extensive reprint program, is making his earlier works available in mass market. The Lost Get-Back Boogie was re-released in November 1997, and five more backlist books will follow in the coming months.
Publisher: New York : Hyperion, c1997.
ISBN: 9780786889303
Characteristics: 288 p.


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Jan 28, 2019

James Lee Burke is the most colorful author I have read in ages. He not only tells a compelling story, but he paints pictures of each of his story venues. He is a new author to me. I am happy to have found him.

Oct 14, 2015

I'm a big fan of James Lee Burke's long-running Dave Robicheaux series, but am less familiar with his other series, which features a Texas attorney named Billy Bob Holland. I enjoy everything he writes, but didn't find this as compelling and tightly plotted as his best work.

Mar 29, 2015

Wow! A great story with rich evocative prose. No one writes with so much depth as James Lee Burke. Holland is much like the beloved Robicheaux, another of Burke's characters. Both men have an ingrained and deep moral code that motivates their common brimstone righteousness.

Jul 30, 2012

Though15 years after its first release, still a thriller to read; wall to wall characters with secretive past, misguided youth, ruthless killers and corrupted souls.


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Mar 29, 2015

"You always think of yourself as an extension of your past," she said. "So every new day of your life you're condemned to revisiting what you can't change."

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