By Megan Harlan
Updated August 08, 1997 at 04:00 AM EDT
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Cimarron Rose

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This invigoratingly rich crime novel diverges from James Lee Burke’s popular Dave Robicheaux series for a new — though equally brooding — hero. In Cimarron Rose, Billy Bob Holland, a Texas ranger-turned-defense lawyer, represents his illegitimate teenage son, who’s accused of beating his girlfriend to death. As a gang of spoiled preppy kids, an L.A. serial killer, and a crooked Mexican narc enter the plot’s wide-ranging and powerful orbit, Burke flexes a graceful artistry, with unabashedly lyrical prose and violence choreographed like a menacing ballet. A-

Cimarron Rose

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  • Book
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author
  • James Lee Burke

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