Feast Day of Fools

Feast Day of Fools

A Novel

Audiobook CD - 2011
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Sheriff Hackberry Holland patrols a small Southwest Texas border town with a deep and abiding respect for the citizens in his care. Still mourning the loss of his cherished wife and locked in a perilous almost-romance with his deputy, Pam Tibbs, a woman many decades his junior, Hackberry feeds off the deeds of evil men to keep his own demons at bay. When alcoholic ex-boxer Danny Boy Lorca witnesses a man tortured to death in the desert and reports it, Hack's investigation leads to the home of Anton Ling, a regal, mysterious Chinese woman whom the locals refer to as La Magdalena and who is known for sheltering illegals. Ling denies having seen the victim or the perpetrators, but there is something in her steely demeanor and aristocratic beauty that compels Hackberry to return to her home again and again as the investigation unfolds. Could it be that the sheriff is so taken in by this creature who reminds him of his deceased wife that he would ignore the possibility that she is just as dangerous as the men she harbors? But then the danger increases when Preacher Jack reemerges from his presumed death with a calm, single-minded zeal for killing that is more terrifying than the muzzle flash of his signature machine gun. But this time, he and Sheriff Holland have a common enemy.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster Audio, p2011
ISBN: 9781442344266
1442344261
Characteristics: 13 sound discs (16 hrs., 15 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Additional Contributors: Patton, Will

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leifthorson
Nov 30, 2012

I loved this audio book. I agree that there are numerous characters but the narration is so well done that it is a joy to listen to. I havent finished listening yet but i am 80% complete and I am really in to this book. James Lee Burke is exceptional in character development and painting the landscape. Great audio for a long car trip or a summer vacation.

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Grammi
Mar 23, 2012

So disappointed you purchased the abridged version. This author is possibly one of the top 3.

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