Hackberry Holland

4 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 185 ratings

Lay Down My Sword and Shield Summary

Hack Holland is a product of the South, both old and new. Hard-drinking ex-POW and wealthy, progressive Democrat, he stands in the long shadow cast by his ancestors.

When Holland's candidacy for a congressional seat brings him increasingly into conflict with those around him, his almost unwitting involvement with a violent civil rights conflict forces him to reassess his future - and his past....

©1971 James Lee Burke (P)2010 Recorded Books LLC
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  • Book 1

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  • Book 2

    • Rain Gods

    • By: James Lee Burke
    • Narrated by: Tom Stechschulte
    • Length: 15 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 80
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26

    Running from a traumatic and chequered past to become sheriff of a dried-out, broken-down border town in south Texas, Sheriff Hackberry Holland soon finds himself dealing with more than just his own demons after nine dead prostitutes are dug up in the desert. The search for justice pits Holland against hired guns, unscrupulous pimps, drug dealers, and a psychotic killer known as The Preacher.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Beware the Preacher

    • By sarahmoose2000 on 23-08-10

    Regular price: £24.99

  • Book 3

    • Feast Day of Fools

    • By: James Lee Burke
    • Narrated by: Will Patton
    • Length: 16 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 60
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 36

    Sheriff Hackberry Holland patrols a small Southwest Texas border town with a deep and abiding respect for the citizens in his care. Still mourning the loss of his cherished wife and locked in a perilous almost-romance with his deputy, Pam Tibbs, a woman many decades his junior, Hackberry feeds off the deeds of evil men to keep his own demons at bay.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Genius

    • By Altitude103 on 10-05-12

    Regular price: £21.79

  • Book 4

    • House of the Rising Sun

    • Hackberry Holland, Book 4
    • By: James Lee Burke
    • Narrated by: Will Patton
    • Length: 14 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25

    House of the Rising Sun is an epic tale of love, loss, betrayal, vengeance and retribution that follows Texas Ranger Hackberry Holland on his journey to reunite with his estranged son, Ishmael. After a violent encounter that leaves four Mexican soldiers dead, Hackberry escapes the country in possession of a stolen artifact, earning the ire of a bloodthirsty Austrian arms dealer who will do anything to recapture his prize, believed to be the mythic cup of Christ.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • In my humble opinion, not his best

    • By Lisa Crowe on 07-09-16

    Regular price: £20.89