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House of the Rising Sun - A Novel

James Lee Burke

INCLUDES AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH JAMES LEE BURKE! New York Times bestseller James Lee Burke returns with his latest masterpiece, the story of a father and son separated by war and circumstance-and 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, and on 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 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. House of the Rising Sun is James Lee Burke's finest novel to date, and a thrilling entry into the Holland family saga that continued most recently with Wayfaring Stranger, which the New York Times Book Review described as "saturated with the romance of the past while mournfully attuned to the unholy menace of the present."

INCLUDES AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH JAMES LEE BURKE! New York Times bestseller James Lee Burke returns with his latest masterpiece, the story of a father and son separated by war and circumstance-and 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, and on 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 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. House of the Rising Sun is James Lee Burke's finest novel to date, and a thrilling entry into the Holland family saga that continued most recently with Wayfaring Stranger, which the New York Times Book Review described as "saturated with the romance of the past while mournfully attuned to the unholy menace of the present."
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INCLUDES AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH JAMES LEE BURKE! New York Times bestseller James Lee Burke returns with his latest masterpiece, the story of a father and son separated by war and circumstance-and 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, and on 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 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. House of the Rising Sun is James Lee Burke's finest novel to date, and a thrilling entry into the Holland family saga that continued most recently with Wayfaring Stranger, which the New York Times Book Review described as "saturated with the romance of the past while mournfully attuned to the unholy menace of the present."

Language:

English

Narrators:

Will Patton

Length:

15h


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

01:42


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

14:34


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

23:53


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

17:42


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

26:46


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

27:05


Part 2, Chapter 6
Part 2, Chapter 6

08:34


Part 2, Chapter 7
Part 2, Chapter 7

32:01


Part 2, Chapter 8
Part 2, Chapter 8

23:02


Part 2, Chapter 9
Part 2, Chapter 9

25:27


Part 2, Chapter 10
Part 2, Chapter 10

25:30


Part 2, Chapter 11
Part 2, Chapter 11

16:00


Part 2, Chapter 12
Part 2, Chapter 12

17:24


Part 2, Chapter 13
Part 2, Chapter 13

23:13


Part 3, Chapter 14
Part 3, Chapter 14

18:33


Part 3, Chapter 15
Part 3, Chapter 15

27:21


Part 3, Chapter 16
Part 3, Chapter 16

35:39


Part 3, Chapter 17
Part 3, Chapter 17

18:57


Part 3, Chapter 18
Part 3, Chapter 18

36:31


Part 3, Chapter 19
Part 3, Chapter 19

27:47


Part 3, Chapter 20
Part 3, Chapter 20

26:15


Part 3, Chapter 21
Part 3, Chapter 21

32:01


Part 3, Chapter 22
Part 3, Chapter 22

25:20


Part 3, Chapter 23
Part 3, Chapter 23

19:56


Part 3, Chapter 24
Part 3, Chapter 24

34:38


Part 3, Chapter 25
Part 3, Chapter 25

25:37


Part 3, Chapter 26
Part 3, Chapter 26

20:39


Part 3, Chapter 27
Part 3, Chapter 27

27:29


Part 3, Chapter 28
Part 3, Chapter 28

25:33


Part 3, Chapter 29
Part 3, Chapter 29

21:12


Part 3, Chapter 30
Part 3, Chapter 30

22:11


Part 3, Chapter 31
Part 3, Chapter 31

21:50


Part 3, Chapter 32
Part 3, Chapter 32

28:32


Part 3, Chapter 33
Part 3, Chapter 33

22:04


Part 3, Chapter 34
Part 3, Chapter 34

18:40


Part 3, Chapter 35
Part 3, Chapter 35

26:21


Part 3, Chapter 36
Part 3, Chapter 36

21:22


Part 3, Chapter 37
Part 3, Chapter 37

20:30


Part 3, Chapter 38
Part 3, Chapter 38

01:25


Part 3, Chapter 39
Part 3, Chapter 39

11:08