Feast Day of Fools by James Lee Burke
A Novel

93%

6 Critic Reviews

The dialogue scenes, along with the action sequences...make you want to give Burke a medal...
-Kirkus

Synopsis

The critically acclaimed thirtieth entry from New York Times bestselling author James Lee Burke, featuring Texas Sheriff Hackberry Holland in an epic tale that is equal parts thriller, Western, and literary masterpiece.

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.
 

About James Lee Burke

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James Lee Burke, a rare winner of two Edgar Awards, and named Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America, is the author of thirty-one previous novels and two collections of short stories, including such New York Times bestsellers as The Glass Rainbow, Swan Peak, The Tin Roof Blowdown, Last Car to Elysian Fields, and Rain Gods. He lives in Missoula, Montana.
 
Published September 27, 2011 by Simon & Schuster. 477 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Sports & Outdoors, Crime. Fiction
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Peak Rank on Oct 16 2011
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Critic reviews for Feast Day of Fools
All: 6 | Positive: 6 | Negative: 0

Kirkus

Excellent
on Jul 15 2011

The dialogue scenes, along with the action sequences...make you want to give Burke a medal...

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Publishers Weekly

Good
on Aug 01 2011

The intricately plotted narrative takes numerous unexpected turns, and Burke handles his trademark themes of social justice and corruption with his usual subtlety.

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Book Reporter

Excellent
on Sep 29 2011

...a parable shot through with unforgettable narrative metaphor and characters, good and bad, who will find permanent stations in your waking hours and nightmares.

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Booklist Online

Excellent

This is one of Burke’s biggest novels, in terms of narrative design, thematic richness, and character interplay, and he rises to the occasion superbly...

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Seattle PI

Good
on Oct 20 2011

The gritty and sprawling desert countryside of the Texas/Mexico border is the perfect artist's canvas for Burke's biggest novel.

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Military.com

Excellent
on Oct 05 2011

...violent yet strangely elegant, steadfastly unflinching in its view of mankind...

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