In the Moon of Red Ponies by James Lee Burke audiobook

In the Moon of Red Ponies: A Novel

By James Lee Burke
Read by Will Patton

Simon & Schuster Audio

The Billy Bob Holland Series: Book 4

5.95 Hours Unabridged
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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 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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Summary

Summary

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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“What keeps the pages turning is the pace and unpretentious clarity of the writing, along with the tension generated by the unpredictable collison of motives and interests.” Guardian (London)
“Burke's distinctive narrative style and a story which grips from the beginning make another first-rate read.” Sunday Telegraph (London)
“Burke has got it right this time, creating a modern western in which Holland oscillates between courtroom law and the law of the gun. Like all his fiction, it deftly blends lyrical passages and penetrating psychological studies.” Sunday Times (London)
“Thrilling stuff.” Observer (London)
“The best book James Lee Burke has written…it's likely to be a very long time before anything as good, let alone better, comes along.” Evening Standard (London)
“Of all American crime fiction writers James Lee Burke could be described as the most literary, with his grand themes of redemption and atonement. In this…Burke addresses the big question of the human potential to do good or evil.” Daily Mail (London)
“Rich, lyrical narrative, peopled by ghosts and visions…What he's really writing about, I suspect, is redemption and he does so with passion, skill, and a generous heart. Read it and be refreshed.” Literary Review (London)
“Burke's lyrical descriptions of the beauty of the boundless skies, mountains, forests, and wildlife of Montana are a constant counterpoint to the brutality that Billy Bob has to deal with. His sympathy for the plight of Native Americans and regret for all they have lost push this book way beyond thriller, yet Burke manages to drive the story along with relentless pace and ever-mounting suspense.” Irish Independent
“Top-notch…A gripping, spine-tingling finale.” Publishers Weekly
“This latest entry in the series…offers the perfect opportunity to let Billy Bob stand on his own feet.” Booklist
“[A] fast-paced mystery…Ponies is the best yet in the series.” Bookmarks magazine
“Cryptic and clever.” Mirror

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Author

Author Bio: James Lee Burke

Author Bio: James Lee Burke

James Lee Burke, a rare winner of two Edgar Awards and named Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America, is the author of more than thirty novels and two collections of short stories, including numerous New York Times bestsellers. His novel The Lost-Get Back Boogie was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, and two of his books, Heaven’s Prisoners and Two for Texas, have been made into motion pictures.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 5.95
Audience: Adult
Language: English