Record Details

Catalog Search

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

Image of item

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781501107139
  • ISBN: 1501107135
  • Physical Description: 544 pages ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First Pocket books paperback edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Pocket Books, 2016.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Book 4 of the Hackberry Holland Novel series (series numeration from NoveList).
Includes a sneak peek of the next Holland family adventure: Jealous kind.
Summary, etc.:
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."
Subject: Texas Rangers > Fiction.
Holland, Hackberry (Fictitious character) > Fiction.
Fathers and sons > Fiction.
Voyages and travels > Fiction.
Grail > Fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction.

Additional Resources