Lay Down My Sword and Shield by James Lee Burke audiobook

Lay Down My Sword and Shield

By James Lee Burke
Read by Will Patton

Simon & Schuster Audio 9781439165454

The Hackberry Holland Novels: Book 1

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781508293729

  • ISBN: 9781508293712

Runtime: 8.78 Hours
Category: Fiction/Thrillers
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

A Publishers Weekly Listen-Up Award winner in 2010

Vintage James Lee Burke: The first novel introducing the memorable Texas sheriff Hackberry Holland, coming of age against the backdrop of the civil rights era in a sultry border town.

In hot and sultry Texas, Hack, an attorney and Korean War POW, is being pushed by his wife, his brother, and his so-called friends in the oil business to run for political office. But Hack would prefer to drink, look after his beloved horses, and represent the occasional long-shot pro bono case at his law firm. When Hack attempts to overturn a conviction for an old army buddy, he finds himself embroiled in the seamy underbelly of the Texas patronage system—and in the earliest beginnings of the United Farm Workers movement, led by a beautiful woman who speaks to his heart in a way no one else has. As Hack begins to bring justice to the underserved, he finds both a new love and a new purpose.

With his skillful blend of engaging plotlines, compelling characters, and graceful prose, James Lee Burke demonstrates the shimmering clarity of vision that has made him beloved by suspense fans all over the globe.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Burke keeps a reader’s blood pumping.” Los Angeles Times, praise for the author
“A soulful, world-weary reading…Patton’s narrations of Burke’s novels are the perfect marriage of writer and reader.” Publishers Weekly (starred audio review)

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Reviews

Author

Author Bio: James Lee Burke

Author Bio: James Lee Burke

James Lee Burke, a rare winner of two Edgar Awards and named Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America, is the author of more than thirty novels and two collections of short stories, including numerous New York Times bestsellers. His novel The Lost-Get Back Boogie was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, and two of his books, Heaven’s Prisoners and Two for Texas, have been made into motion pictures.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Fiction/Thrillers
Runtime: 8.78
Audience: Adult
Language: English