In the Moon of Red Ponies : Billy Bob Holland

  • by James Lee Burke
  • Narrated by Tom Stechschulte
  • Series: Billy Bob Holland
  • 12 hrs and 1 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In 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 Johnny, 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, 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.

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What the Critics Say

"Top-notch." (Publishers Weekly)
"James Lee Burke writes exceptionally clean, unforced prose that has a pronounced streak of poetry in it." (The New York Times)
"Burke's writing is masterful." (The Washington Post Book World)

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Haunted Characters

Once over the initial shock of not hearing Will Patton, I did enjoy this book. Most of Burke's main characters are haunted by something and Billy Bob is no exception, LQ shows up regularly for short visits and encouragement to keep Billy Bob from being wishy-washy. The bad guys are reminiscent of real characters and you wonder if this is modeled on Halliburton. All together a good read!
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- Janet C. Walker

Billy Bob Moves to Montana

James Lee Burke gets better with age. While I still prefer the trashy underworld and Cajun swamps of Dave Robicheaux, the move to Montana for Billy Bob Holland suits him. Burke brings the Big Sky Country alive with his lyrical prose. Of course it's predictable, but in a comfortable way, like an old shoe. The narrator does an above average job.
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- Ann Weathersby

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-09-2004
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio