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Marilyn StasioEntrusting his many grievances to Billy Bob Holland, the former Texas Ranger and assistant United States Attorney whose mission it is to defend the defenseless in this robust Western series, Burke grinds his teeth over the mistreatment of Indians by corporate crooks, prejudiced lawmen and a judicial system that doesn't seem to care. But he also raises a wide range of hot-button issues -- including questionable F.B.I. enforcement of the Patriot Act and government ties to companies engaged in war profiteering -- that have been pushing the boundaries of crime fiction since 9/11. While the shotgun spray of Burke's political complaints makes mincemeat of the plot, his passion is so real and raw that it redeems the ragged writing, giving voice to the new anxieties surfacing in genre fiction.
— The New York Times