Heartwood

Heartwood

Book - 1999
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Baker & Taylor
Defense attorney Billy Bob Holland comes up against ruthless local kingpin Earl Dietrich when he takes on the case of Wilbur Pickett, accused of stealing $300,000 in bearer bonds from Dietrich's office

Blackwell North Amer
Heartwood is a kind of tree that grows in layers. And as Billy Bob's grandfather once told him, you do well in life by keeping the roots in a clear stream and not letting anyone taint the water for you. But in Holland's dusty little hometown of Deaf Smith, in the hill country north of Austin, local kingpin Earl Deitrich has made a fortune running roughshod and tainting anyone who stands in his way. Billy Bob has problems with Deitrich and his shamelessly callous demeanor, but can't shake the legacy of his passion for Deitrich's "heartbreak-beautiful" wife, Peggy Jean.
When Holland takes on the defense of Wilbur Pickett - a man accused of stealing an heirloom and three hundred thousand dollars in bonds from Deitrich's office - he finds himself up against not only Earl's power and influence, but also a past Billy Bob can't will away.

Baker
& Taylor

In the sequel to Cimarron Rose, defense attorney Billy Bob Holland comes up against ruthless local kingpin Earl Dietrich, when he takes on the case of Wilbur Pickett, accused of stealing $300,000 in bearer bonds from Dietrich's office, as well as painful secrets from his own past. 125,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Doubleday, c1999
Edition: 1st edition
ISBN: 9780385488433
0385488432
Characteristics: 341 p. ; 24cm

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lukasevansherman
Jul 12, 2014

Part of his Billy Bob Holland series.

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maipenrai
Oct 11, 2013

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GMorry
Jul 29, 2011

I am working my way through all Mr. Burke's novels, and this one is as good as the rest. There's no doubt he's a great writer - his ability to capture ambiance is fabulous (maybe too much reliance on the sense of smell, though... can you really smell spawning fish?). I am finding now that the stories are starting to sound alike, whether it is from the Dave Robicheaux series or the others. There is a lot of "poor little downtrodden guy" versus "arrogant and inevitably bad rich guy". And if I read "he's got a two by four up his ass" one more time, I am going to scream. I think I need to take a break from Mr. Burke's oeuvre.

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