Feast Day of Fools
HIS CELEBRATED THIRTIETH NOVEL! James Lee Burke returns to the Texas border town of his bestseller "Rain Gods, "where a serial killer presumed dead is very much alive . . . and where sheriff Hackberry Holland, now a widower, fights for survival--his own, and of the citizens he's sworn to protect.... show more
HIS CELEBRATED THIRTIETH NOVEL! James Lee Burke returns to the Texas border town of his bestseller "Rain Gods, "where a serial killer presumed dead is very much alive . . . and where sheriff Hackberry Holland, now a widower, fights for survival--his own, and of the citizens he's sworn to protect. When alcoholic ex-boxer Danny Boy Lorca witnesses a man tortured to death in the desert, Hackberry's investigation leads him to Anton Ling, a mysterious Chinese woman known for sheltering illegals. Ling denies any knowledge of the attack, but something in her aristocratic beauty seduces Hack into overlooking that she is as dangerous as the men she harbors. And when soulless Preacher Jack Collins reemerges, the cold-blooded killer may prove invaluable to Hackberry. This time, he and the Preacher have a common enemy.
Publish date: July 1st 2012
Edition language: English
Series: Hackberry Holland (#3)
In Feast Day of Fools, an alcoholic ex-boxer comes to Sherriff Hackberry Holland telling him that he witnessed a man being tortured. This leads him into an investigation involving a man who is harboring secret drone technology, a serial killer who Hackberry thought was dead, a woman who harbors ille...
Chalk me up to the James Lee Burke hero worshipping fan club, I wanna go to Texas, the place has an atmosphere and the author brings it to your door in all its glory, although glory is perhaps the wrong word, sordid and a mite sleazy may be a more apt descriptions. Feast day of fools is the third ...
5 days late for April Fools Day 2013, however this will do whilst my Rosado is charging *kerchinggggg!*Ever since Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid I've loved chase stories.3* The Tin Roof BlowdownCR Feast Day of FoolsOTBR into WPB:Burning AngelTBR Busting 2013
It was ok, Burke still writes beautifully but I didn't like the characters as much as I like Dave Robicheaux. I am sure it was coincidental but this book was very similar to "No Country For Old Men". I think it suffered for the comparison. I will stick to the Robicheaux novels from here on out.
I won this on Goodreads First Reads, and a lucky day it was for me! I've read several of Burke's Dave Robicheaux books, but had never read any of his Hackberry Holland books. This is a story full of REALLY bad people, we're talking evil. So it's a bit of a heavy read, but Burke is such a great wr...