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Rain Gods (Hackberry Holland, Bk 2)
Rain Gods - Hackberry Holland, Bk 2
Author: James Lee Burke
Another gritty, thrilling Burke mystery that brings back Texas Sheriff Hackberry Holland, cousin of beloved character Billy Bob Holland. — After a very long hiatus, Hackberry Holland is back. Last heard from in Lay Down My Sword and Shield, Hack has since decided that after running the rat race as a lawyer and a politician, he wants a qu...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9781439128305
ISBN-10: 1439128308
Publication Date: 5/25/2010
Pages: 384
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.

3.7 stars, based on 42 ratings
Publisher: Pocket Star
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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reviewed Rain Gods (Hackberry Holland, Bk 2) on + 228 more book reviews
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I was so happy to see another book written with this character in it!! I also never knew there are so many ways to describe a texas sunrise and sunset!! his writing is magical to read its so good. I will agree that 600 some pages was a bit long, but all the plot points ended nicely tied up. Even so, I could not put this lengthy book down til I had finished it!
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I am a big fan of James Lee Burke's writing - beautiful, descriptive, introspective - and always feel his books are too short, leaving me wanting more. That is not the case with Rain Gods. While the writing is as terrific as ever, it's like eating too much dessert - just too much of everything - too long, too descriptive, too introspective. The story is compelling and the characters fully developed, but the book has more meaningful looks and silences that "speak for themselves" than a spaghetti western. The book is a satisfying read and is wonderfully performed, as always, by the terrific Will Patton who always brings the characters to life, but I beleive this is a rare occasion when I would have preferred the abridged version.
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Hackberry Holland is my kind of character. He is not one hundred percent good; he has enough flaws to make him real, someone you feel might exist in your own circle of life. His dedication, determination, and desire to do for others, to right a wrong, to avenge someone he cares for---these things make him someone you can admire, in spite of his "warts".
I recommend this book to anyone who likes a good mystery/thriller.

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