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Author: Will Patton,James Lee Burke
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Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio; Unabridged edition (July 14, 2009)

Rain Gods: A Novel by Will Patton,James Lee Burke

RAIN GODS shows James Lee Burke at his best and may be the book of his that I've enjoyed most. There are three Hackberry Holland books, RAIN GODS, ( FEAST DAY OF FOOLS ( and LAY DOWN MY SWORD AND SHIELD (.

James Lee Burke will keep you glued to this book, as always. He has a way of creating an image in your mind that takes you right in the middle of of the old cajun south. I couldn't put the book down,,, just like all the rest of his books. And I have read everything he has written. But the key to enjoying his books is the narrator Will Patton, who's voice and dialect are as much a part of the book and the characters and scenes he is describing. I'm like a little kid passing an ice cream truck when I see that there is a new Burke/Patton release.

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Title: Rain Gods: A Novel Author: James Lee Burke Narrator: Will Patton Unabridged Length: 15 h, 45 m Published by Simon & Schuster Audio, 2009 Genres: Mysteries & Thrillers. tagged Mysteries and Thrillers in Simon and Schuster Audio, Whole Story Audiobooks.

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Author: James Lee Burke. Pages: 688. Publisher: Pocket Star. Rain Gods: A Novel James Lee Burke Pocket Star 2011-05-21 688 pages English PDF,RTF,EPUB,LIT,LRF,MOBI.

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Includes a Bonus MP3 CD of James Lee Burke's Cimarron Rose! When Hackberry Holland became sheriff of a tiny Texas town near the Mexican border, he'd hoped to leave certain things behind: his checkered reputation, his haunted dreams, and his obsessive memories of the good life with his late wife, Rie. But the discovery of the bodies of nine illegal aliens, machine-gunned to death and buried in a shallow grave behind a church, soon makes it clear that he won't escape so easily. As Hack and Deputy Sheriff Pam Tibbs attempt to untangle the threads of this complex and grisly case, a damaged young Iraq veteran, Pete Flores, and his girlfriend, Vikki Gaddis, are running for their lives, hoping to outwit the bloodthirsty criminals who want to kill Pete for his involvement in the murders. The only trouble is, Pete doesn't know who he's running from: drunk and terrified, he fled the scene of the crime when the shooting began. And there's a long list of people who want Pete and Vikki dead: crime boss Hugo Cistranos, who hired Pete for the operation; Nick Dolan, a strip club owner and small-time gangster with revenge on his mind; and a mysterious God-fearing serial-killer-for-hire known as Preacher Jack Collins, with enigmatic motives of his own. With the FBI, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and a host of cold-blooded killers on Pete and Vikki's trail, it's up to Sheriff Holland to find them first and figure out who's behind the mass murder before anyone else ends up dead. In this thrilling and intricate work, James Lee Burke has once again proven himself a master storyteller and a perceptive chronicler of the darkest corners of the human heart.
Reviews: 7
Hackberry Holland discovers a mass grave behind an old church. The bodies are Asian women and they were mowed down in cold blood. Iraq vet, Pete Flores, get away driver, got cold feet when he heard the shots and ran away after he called the sheriff-now he and his wife, singer, Vicki Gaddis are being hunted by stone cold killers. Enter, Preach Collins, a formidable enemy for Hackberry and his loyal deputy, Pam - along with other ne'er do wells that form Preachers company and his enemies.

I think Hackberry has Robicheaux beat. I love the New Orleans detective, but I loved reading Rain Gods. I enjoyed Hack, the Texas sheriff with his own guilt and tormented past and I loved how he went about trying to nail Preacher in Rain Gods. Preacher is an individual himself. It's funny because when I first started reading Rain Gods, it reminded me of No Country For Old Men. The story takes place in the bleak landscape of the Texas border in the summer and it has a similar tone as Cormac's book. When I read several other reviews for Rain Gods, others have compared it to Cormac's work as well. Hackberry is an aging sheriff with a bad back and Preacher is a crazy, addled killer. He's not as potent as the killer in No Country, but he is quite a nut job.

This is a great summertime read. Burke fans will recognize all the things that Burke includes his books, such as the stunning landscape and tormented characters, but his writing is still so good and his books generally do not disappoint.
Comparisons with Cormac McCarthy's 'No Country for Old Men' are inevitable here. Since I consider McCarthy the greatest American writer of the second half of the Twentieth Century and James Lee Burke the absolute master of his chosen genre, I feel compelled to weigh in. The villains of the the two writers, Chugre for McCarthy and Preacher Jack Collins for Burke, are very different creatures. Chugre operates inside a moral vacuum, while Jack Collins justifies his work with a convoluted moral sense that is sickly twisted but moral nonetheless. Although Preacher Jack Collins is the more fully realized of the two, I don't think it was McCarthy's intent to delve deep into the psyche of Chugre. His emphasis lay elsewhere.
One additional note: Since I love good novels set in the desert southwest, I was absolutely mesmerized by both of these books. Highest honors to both authors! Gary George / author of 'Mojave Desert Sanctuary'.
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RAIN GODS shows James Lee Burke at his best and may be the book of his that I've enjoyed most. There are three Hackberry Holland books, RAIN GODS, (#2) FEAST DAY OF FOOLS (#3) and LAY DOWN MY SWORD AND SHIELD (#1). LAY DOWN MY SWORD AND SHIELD is incorrectly tagged on Amazon as #2 in the series--it is #1 in narrative time but was written second. This review is for both FEAST DAY OF FOOLS and LAY DOWN MY SWORD AND SHIELD. Face it, if you're a James Lee Burke fan, you're going to end up reading them all. The order I would recommend to read these three in is RAIN GODS, then FEAST DAY OF FOOLS, and last, LAY DOWN MY SWORD AND SHIELD. The first two books show Hack as an old man in his 70s. He's a very sympathetic character in these two books. LAY DOWN MY SWORD AND SHIELD shows Hack as a younger man--and less sympathetic.

RAIN GODS was the first Hackberry Holland book I've read and the second of three in the series. Hack is a very sympathetic and likeable protagonist. I finished this book yesterday and have already begun FEAST DAY OF FOOLS, the next book in this series.

Hack is presented to the reader in close third person, a different--and in my view, richer--point of view than first person that Burke uses for Louisiana detective Dave Robicheaux. The departure from first person allows Burke to reveal all the characters in the book with more detail and greater richness.

The reader meets Hack early in the book as the tall man in his seventies wearing a dove-colored Stetson who had fought in the Korean war. Only after the description of the murders that set this book in motion does the reader learn that this tall man is Hack Holland, the sheriff of a small border county in Texas.

Immediately after meeting Hack Holland, the reader is introduced to Pete and Vikki. Pete is an Iraq war veteran suffering from PTSD living on a small military disability check, and Vikki is a folk singer who accompanies herself on a Gibson J-200 her father gave her.

Although the description of their love is pretty matter-of-fact throughout the book, the depth of their feelings for each other is evident throughout. In modern literature, one of the greatest descriptions of a growing love was in CUBA LIBRE by the late great Elmore Leonard (Read this book too!). Burke's description of the love between Pete and Vikki rivals that in Leonard's work. The way Burke sneaks up on letting the reader know how Pete and Vikki feel about each is a marvel. At one point, Vikki confronts Pete for putting their lives in the hands of "people who are morally insane"--yet she stays with him and at no time does she think of leaving Pete. All of Pete's poor choices are made so that he and Vikki can get away from their situation.

The collection of bad guys--the morally insane, as described by Vikki--is legion. Each one is interesting, but the three most interesting are Nick Dolan, a New Orleans restauranteur who became involved in prostitution, Esther, Nick's wife, whose mission on learning of her husband's activities is to save both of their souls, and Preacher Jack Collins, an enigmatic figure who becomes the personification of the moral insanity Vikki described. And, yes, the bad guys are uniformly terrified of Preacher Jack.

While it's the characters that keep one reading this book and no doubt you've figured that out from this review, it's Burke's depth of knowledge of his characters that enables his to execute the plot so masterfully. I found myself constantly surprised by the ways the sub-plots and confrontations were resolved.

This book is the most entertaining and enjoyable I've read in some time. Read this masterpiece and see for yourself.

-Wix Simon
-Author of A LOST GUN
-Reviewer at Large