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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,169 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: James Lee Burke Narrator: Will Patton, Tom Stechschulte Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Billy Bob Holland Series Release Date:
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In The Moon of Red Ponies, Billy Bob Holland discovers that jail cells have revolving doors and the bad guys are back and aching for revenge.

Johnny American Horse is a young activist for land preservation and the rights of Native Americans. He is charged with the murder of two mysterious men who recently tried to kill him, or at least scare him off his political causes. Billy Bob discovers a web of intrigue surrounding the case and its players: Johnny’s girlfriend, Amber Finley, who seems as reckless as she is defiant; Darrel McComb, a Missoula police detective who is obsessed with Amber; and Seth Masterson, an enigmatic government agent, who makes Billy Bob wonder why Washington is so concerned with an obscure murder case on the fringes of the Bitterroot Mountains.

As the dead bodies multiply, Billy Bob is drawn closer to the truth behind Johnny American Horse’s arrest—and discovers a greater danger to himself and to his whole family. How Billy Bob strikes back at evil and protects his kin is the masterful triumph of In the Moon of Red Ponies.

Beautifully written, with an intriguing plot and characters whose conflicts seem as real as life itself, this novel shows James Lee Burke again in the top form that has made him a critical favorite and a national bestseller.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Readers will savor Burke’s lyrical prose and finely shaded psychological tension as Billy Bob and his cohorts teeter between idealism and brutality.” 

    Entertainment Weekly

  • “Burke takes...drama...to a deliriously enjoyable extreme in his dialogue...Thrilling stuff.” 

    Guardian (London)

  • “[A] top-notch fourth novel in Burke’s series featuring ex–Texas Ranger attorney Billy Bob Holland...Gripping [and] spine-tingling.” 

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Required reading.” 

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “Burke crafts action sequences so realistic you can practically smell the gunpowder and sweat...Ponies is the best yet in the series.” 

    Bookmarks magazine

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Floydc Floyd | 2/12/2014

    " I like it! I've read several other James Lee Burke books and have found them all to be good. I especially like how he brings the culture and history, of the region his characters are based in, into his story line. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Stephen | 2/3/2014

    " Billy Bob Holland novel. Excellent read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Joey Barkhouse | 2/1/2014

    " I loved the language and the sense of place. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Ross | 2/1/2014

    " This is the first of the lawyer B.B.Holland books I have tried and I enjoyed it. Typical good writing of the author and a good plot with interesting characters. I have read several of the Dave Robicheaux novels and been disappointed in two cases with an impossible ending, so I am always now leery starting another of his novels, but the ending here was sensible and interesting. I will certainly try another of this series. "

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