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Following his acclaimed bestseller Purple Cane Road, James Lee Burke returns with a triumphant tour de force.

Set in the Bitterroot Valley of Montana, home to celebrities seeking to escape the pressures of public life, as well as to xenophobes dedicated to establishing a bulkhead of patriotic paranoia, Burke’s novel features Billy Bob Holland, former Texas Ranger and now a Texas-based lawyer, who has come to Big Sky Country for some fishing and ends up helping out an old friend in trouble.

And big trouble it is, not just for his friend but for Billy Bob himself—in the form of Wyatt Dixon, a recent prison parolee sworn to kill Billy Bob as revenge for both his imprisonment and his sister’s death, both of which he blames on the former Texas lawman. As the mysteries multiply and the body count mounts, you are drawn deeper into the tortured mind of Billy Bob Holland, a complex hero tormented by the mistakes of his past and driven to make things—all things—right. But beneath the guise of justice for the weak and downtrodden lies a tendency for violence that at times becomes more terrifying than the danger he is trying to eradicate.

As USA TODAY noted in discussing the parallels between Billy Bob Holland and Burke’s other popular series hero, David Robicheaux, “Robicheaux and Holland are two of a kind, white-hat heroes whose essential goodness doesn’t keep them from fighting back. The two series describe different landscapes, but one theme remains constant: the inner conflict when upright men are provoked into violence in defense of hearth, home, women, and children. There are plenty of parallels. Billy Bob is an ex-Texas Ranger; Dave is an ex-New Orleans cop. Dave battles alcoholism and the ghosts of Vietnam; Billy Bob actually sees ghosts, including the Ranger he accidentally gunned down...But most of all, both protagonists hold a vision of a pure and simple life.”

In Bitterroot, with its rugged and vivid setting, its intricate plot, and a set of remarkable, unforgettable characters, and crafted with the lyrical prose and the elegiac tone that have inspired many critics to compare him to William Faulkner, James Lee Burke has written a thriller destined to surpass the success of his previous novels.


  • 001 Bitterroot Chapter1

    Duración: 04min
  • 002 Bitterroot Chapter2

    Duración: 07min
  • 003 Bitterroot Chapter3

    Duración: 28min
  • 004 Bitterroot Chapter4

    Duración: 14min
  • 005 Bitterroot Chapter5

    Duración: 19min
  • 006 Bitterroot Chapter6

    Duración: 09min
  • 007 Bitterroot Chapter7

    Duración: 25min
  • 008 Bitterroot Chapter8

    Duración: 15min
  • 009 Bitterroot Chapter9

    Duración: 29min
  • 010 Bitterroot Chapter10

    Duración: 20min
  • 011 Bitterroot Chapter11

    Duración: 13min
  • 012 Bitterroot Chapter12

    Duración: 26min
  • 013 Bitterroot Chapter13

    Duración: 21min
  • 014 Bitterroot Chapter14

    Duración: 22min
  • 015 Bitterroot Chapter15

    Duración: 17min
  • 016 Bitterroot Chapter16A

    Duración: 17min
  • 017 Bitterroot Chapter16B

    Duración: 17min
  • 018 Bitterroot Chapter17

    Duración: 19min
  • 019 Bitterroot Chapter18

    Duración: 25min
  • 020 Bitterroot Chapter19

    Duración: 25min
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