Now available on audio for the first time, here is the classic novel
marking the debut of James Lee Burke’s Hack Holland.
Hackberry Holland, cousin of beloved James Lee Burke hero Billy Bob
Holland, made his debut in Lay Down My Sword and Shield, originally
published in 1971. Now, fans can learn about Hack’s colorful history, forged
against the backdrop of the civil rights era.
In hot and sultry Texas, Hack, an attorney and Korean War POW, is being
pushed by his wife, his brother, and his so-called friends in the oil business
to run for political office. But Hack would prefer to drink, look after his
beloved horses, and represent the occasional long-shot pro bono case at
his law firm. When Hack attempts to overturn a conviction for an old Army
buddy, he finds himself embroiled in the seamy underbelly of the Texas
patronage system—and in the earliest beginnings of the United Farm Workers
movement, led by a beautiful woman who speaks to his heart in a way no one else
has. As Hack begins to bring justice to the underserved, he finds both a new
love and a new purpose.
With his skillful
blend of engaging plotlines, compelling characters, and graceful prose, James
Lee Burke demonstrates the shimmering clarity of vision that has made him
beloved by suspense fans all over the globe. Download and start listening now!