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 lovers of the Dave Robicheaux sequence came across that the struggles of Texas protection legal professional Billy Bob Holland convey Burke at his top in exploring vintage American themes--the occasionally sophisticated, usually violent lines among the haves and the have-nots; the collision of previous and current; the inequities within the legal justice system.
Heartwood is one of those tree that grows in layers. And as Billy Bob's grandfather as soon as informed him, you do good in existence by means of preserving the roots in a transparent flow and never letting an individual taint the water for you. yet in Holland's dusty little fatherland of Deaf Smith, within the hill state north of Austin, neighborhood kingpin Earl Deitrich has made a fortune operating 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 money in bonds from Deitrich's office--he reveals himself up opposed to not just Earl's energy and impression, but in addition a previous Billy Bob cannot will away. A splendidly discovered novel, wealthy in Texas surroundings and lore, and a stunning portrait of the lethal outcomes of self-delusion, Heartwood may well basically were written by way of James Lee Burke, a author in professional command of his craft.
From the Hardcover edition.