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Complex, wonderfully written plot again. Characters we feel we are in the scene with. You read Burke because you love each page, not to rush to the end of his novel.Published on May 29 2001
Billy Bob Holland, ex-Texas Ranger and now a successful lawyer agrees to defend Wibur Pickett who's accused of stealing $300,000 in bearer bonds from rich Earl Deitrich. Read morePublished on Jan. 22 2001 by Old Fisherman
If you've never read Burke before, this is a fine start. If you've read Burke before and have grown to love his style (as I have), this is a placeholder at best. Read morePublished on Sept. 6 2000 by S. Hall
Read the first book in the series first or you will find yourself slightly distracted, not because this book does not stand strongly on its own, but because the passing references... Read morePublished on Aug. 31 2000 by Robert Dean Field, Jr.
The second Billy Bob Holland story is a wonderful read. This is a series to look forward to.
It is a complex plot, fully resolved containing the atmospheric writing that JLB... Read more
James Lee Burke looks like a cowboy or a roustabout, but writes like a poet. His love of place is evident in his novels, whether they are set in New Iberia, Lousiana, or Deaf... Read morePublished on Aug. 19 2000 by Ms. Nancy F. Jones
"Heartwood" takes its title from a tree which grows outward, and as it grows, the core becomes stronger. Read morePublished on Aug. 15 2000 by Judith Lindenau
I should have purchased HEARTWOOD last year when it first came out in hardback, but I was so irritated with James Lee Burke for not writing a "Robicheaux" novel that I... Read morePublished on Aug. 12 2000 by Wayne C. Rogers
James Lee Burke just gets better with each successive novel, whether in the Dave Robicheaux series or this new series, begun in "Cimarron Rose" and continued in... Read morePublished on Aug. 4 2000 by J. Keenley