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Cimarron Rose

Burke, James Lee

Published by Orion, UK, 1997
ISBN 10: 0752804863 / ISBN 13: 9780752804866
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Title: Cimarron Rose

Publisher: Orion, UK

Publication Date: 1997

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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First printing in mylar dust jacket signed by the author on the title page. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-3435831015

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Synopsis: A powerul and wonderfuly evocative novel of the west-a brilliant departure for Americas finest crime writer.

Review: Billy Bob Holland, the protagonist of Cimarron Rose, is an attorney in the dusty Texas town of Deaf Smith. An ex-Texas Ranger (cop, not ball-player) who mistakenly killed his partner during a drug bust, Holland is jolted from his brooding when his estranged illegitimate son is accused of the rape and murder of a party girl. He takes the case, of course, and things get complicated mighty quick. On a hunch only a father could believe, Holland is sure his son is being railroaded. Doggedly pursuing the truth, he runs afoul of sadistic cops, a powerful family, and the euphoniously-named Garland T. Moon, a feral thug with something to hide. Luckily, the folks on his team are just as tough. Burke's book isn't gritty realism--Holland's dead partner visits him often--but the characters ring true in a weird way. They are quirky and appealing, and even the criminals make good company while the whodunit unfolds.

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