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House of the rising sun : a novel / James Lee Burke.

Burke, James Lee, 1936- author. (Author).
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  • ISBN: 9781501107160
  • ISBN: 150110716X
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (435 pages)
  • Edition: First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2015.

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Summary, etc.: "[T]he story of a father and son separated by war and circumstance--and whose encounter with the legendary Holy Grail will change their lives forever-- 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, a captain in the United States Army" -- provided by publisher.
"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 then places Hack's son Ishmael squarely in the cross hairs of a plot to recapture his prize, believed to be the mythic cup of Christ. Along the way, we meet three extraordinary women: Ruby Dansen, the Danish immigrant who is Ishmael's mother and Hackberry's one true love; Beatrice DeMolay, a brothel madam descended from the crusader knight who brought the shroud of Turin back from the Holy Land; and Maggie Bassett, one-time lover of the Sundance Kid, whose wiles rival those of Lady Macbeth. In her own way, each woman will aid Hackberry in his quest to reconcile with Ishmael, to vanquish their enemies, and to return the Grail to its rightful place" -- provided by publisher.
Source of Description Note: Print version record.
Subject: Texas Rangers > Fiction.
Fathers and sons > Fiction.
Voyages and travels > Fiction.
Grail > Fiction.
Genre: Adventure fiction.
Historical fiction.
Electronic books.

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