Unabridged / Go to Abridged Audiobook
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Date: July 2009
Duration: 15 hours 49 minutes
In the Valley of Ancient Rain Gods presents a fresh protagonist for listeners to love and admire in Hackberry Holland, cousin of beloved Burke character Billy Bob Holland. Running from a traumatic and checkered past to become sheriff of a dried-out, broken-down border town in south Texas, Hackberry soon finds himself dealing with more than just his own demons after nine dead prostitutes are dug up in the desert. The riveting story ensues, told with characteristic Burkian panache, pits Hack against hired guns, unscrupulous skin bar owners, drug dealers who operate on both sides of the border, and more.