Cimarron Rose - Billy Bob Holland, Bk 1 Author:James Lee Burke Texas attorney Billy Bob Holland has many secrets in his dark past. Among them is his illegitimate son, Lucas Smothers. When Lucas is arrested for murdering his girlfriend, Holland knows that he has no choice but to try to save the boy, regardless of what it may mean to his own--or the boy's--reputation. — The boy is a country musician, abuse... more »d by his stepfather and haunted by the possibility that he did, indeed, commit the murder in a drunken black-out. But Billy Bob knows the propensity of the small Texas town to make scapegoats of the innocent, and to exploit and sexually abuse those who are without power.
The dead woman was with Lucas the night she died. Everyone knows that. But they were also with the East Enders--the kids from the good homes with the rich daddies, whose morals are as loose as their pocket-books. Lucas doesn't want Billy Bob to drag the dead girl's name through the mud, but Billy Bob knows that he'll need to do much worse if he is to save his son's life.« less
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This is about Texas attorney, Billy Bob Holland finally acknowledging that Lucas Smothers is his son. He helps Lucas attempt to prove that he did not murder a young woman with whom he had a relationship.
If you've enjoyed other Billy Bob Holland stories, this one gives more insight into his character as well as his weaknesses.