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Book Recommendation: House of the Rising Sun by James Lee Burke

Book Recommendation: House of the Rising Sun by James Lee Burke

 

House of the Rising Sun (2015) is novel number four of the Hackberry Holland series by New York Times bestselling author James Lee Burke. This is another good book to add to your reading list. The author has written over thirty previous novels and two collections of short stories. Please use the links to learn more about the author and his books.

Books by James Lee Burke

 

House of the Rising Sun – From the website

The story of a father and son separated by war and circumstance…whose encounter with the legendary Holy Grail will change their lives forever.

“From its opening scene in revolutionary Mexico to the Battle of the Marne in 1918 to the bordellos and saloons of San Antonio during the reign of the Hole-in-the-Wall Gang, 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, a captain in the United States Army.

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 Ishmael in the crosshairs 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; and Maggie Bassett, onetime lover of the Sundance Kid. 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.”

 

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