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Heartwood

Author: James Lee Burke
Publisher: New York : Random House, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Large print edView all editions and formats
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It would be easy to say that the citizens of Deaf Smith resent local kingpin Earl Dietrich because he's shamelessly rich and callous in his behaviour toward anyone who stands in his way. But it's more personal than that, especially for Billy Bob, who lost his virginity to Earl's "heart-break beautiful wife" Peggy Jean. When Billy Bob takes on the defense of Wilbour Pickett, a hapless man who has failed at every
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Lee Burke
ISBN: 0375408495 9780375408496
OCLC Number: 438187784
Description: 455 pages ; 25 cm
Responsibility: James Lee Burke.

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It would be easy to say that the citizens of Deaf Smith resent local kingpin Earl Dietrich because he's shamelessly rich and callous in his behaviour toward anyone who stands in his way. But it's more personal than that, especially for Billy Bob, who lost his virginity to Earl's "heart-break beautiful wife" Peggy Jean. When Billy Bob takes on the defense of Wilbour Pickett, a hapless man who has failed at every endeavor he's undertaken, and is now accused of stealing a historic watch and.

Big sum of money in bearer bonds from Dietrichs office, he finds himself up against not only Earls power and influence but a past Billy Bob can't will away.

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