Like Lions (Bull Mountain, #2) by Brian Panowich

Like Lions (Bull Mountain, #2)

Clayton Burroughs is sheriff of Bull Mountain and last surviving member of the brutal and blood-steeped Burroughs clan. It's been a year since a rogue government agent systematically crippled the family's criminal empire, leaving two of his brothers dead and Clayton broken and haunted by wounds that may never heal.Now Bull Mountain is vulnerable, ripe for predators wanting to re-establish the flow of dope and money through the town. And the death...

Details Like Lions (Bull Mountain, #2)

TitleLike Lions (Bull Mountain, #2)
Release DateApr 30th, 2019
PublisherG.P. Putnam's Sons
GenreFiction, Thriller, Mystery, Crime

Reviews Like Lions (Bull Mountain, #2)

  • Melissa
    Pulse-pounding. Jarring. Wily. Mesmerizing. Elevated.A rare literary feat, Like Lions is even more impressive than its predecessor, Bull Mountain. Yeah, I said it. I kind of had to. What Brian Panowich pulled off here, with the elevation of this sequel, is something that almost never happens. I think what makes Panowich’s accomplishment even more noteworthy—other than the riveting qualities of the storyline and characters—is his frankness. ...
  • karen
    NOW AVAILABLE!!!The key to a happy ending was knowing when to roll the credits before the next tragedy struck.before sitting down to write this review, i wanted to verify how long it had been since Bull Mountain came out, and according to goodreads, i finished reading b.m (heh) on january 19, 2015, and i finished reading THIS one on january 19, 2019. THAT'S WEIRD, RIGHT?it’s a shame about all those years in between, but i gotta say- this sequel...
  • Annet
    Great followup to Bull Mountain. Again, dark & grim & gritty, great writing. Reads quick, keeps you on the edge of the seat from start to finish. More to follow, would definitely recommend these two books to those who like crime and dark stories. And who can stand a pretty grim story. Love the deep red cover by the way.
  • Shelby *trains flying monkeys*
    I've been drooling for this book since the very second that I finished it's predecessor Bull Mountain. I will admit...that book is hard to top.Was this one as good? NoIs it still worth it? TotallyThe story is set a year after the events of Bull Mountain. The family legacy of the Burroughs clan has pretty much ended. Clayton is not the man that he was in the first book. And let's be honest, for me the whole first half of this book pretty much had ...
  • Jen
    The Burroughs sequel to Bull Mountain continues in the same gritty fashion with Clayton, the Sheriff, whose bloodline is connected with those redneck hillbilly criminals.This one was a little slow to get some traction but once it finally did, it took off like a jack rabbit.The twist at the end made me actually consider rereading the whole dang story but I have a mountain of books to get through! Just put it this way - things aren’t always as th...
  • Cheri
    !! NOW AVAILABLE !!This story begins with a reflective prologue, set in the year 1972, back when Clayton’s family was still whole, living under one roof. A mother, father, and two brothers, filling in some gaps from the past, and then continues in the present.The Burroughs family has lived on Bull Mountain for generations, but in the present time, his brothers are both gone, as is his father. His mother hasn’t been in his life for as long as ...
  • Diane S ☔
    Clayton Burroughs is a shadow of the man he was once. Still with physical scars, it is the mental scars he cannot get over. Forced to do something he cannot forgive himself for, he has tAken to drink in a big way. His relationship with Kate is stressed because of it, but he hopes that at least the illicit trade on Bull Mountain has been stopped. Hope springs eternal, but reality bites. Money is missing, and where money is involved, trouble comes ...
  • Kelly (and the Book Boar)
    Find all of my reviews at: review. That’s proof I have no life a milestone moment. It would have been great if I had some knock-my-socks-off-everybody-best-run-and-get-it-immediately 5 Star rave or (even better) a 1 Star flamefest. Buuuuuuuuut it’s me who tends to fail despite her best intentions so you get this. On the bright side, Like Lions was my most highly anticipated release of 2019 and it made ...
  • Zoeytron
    Copy furnished by Net Galley for the price of a review.Back to Bull Mountain in North Georgia, revisiting scars, goiters, and red Solo cups of hooch and sweet tea.  Scabby Mike is here, and Coot Viner, as is a skinhead by the name of Nails McKenna.  There is business to attend to, and some question as to who has the loudest say-so about it.  This is a follow-up to the excellent Bull Mountain, so I don't want to wade into spoiler territory for ...
  • James Thane
    This is an excellent sequel to Bull Mountain, which was one of my favorite books of 2015. Again at the heart of the novel is Clayton Burroughs, the last surviving member of a notorious rural Georgia crime family, and the only member of the clan who ever tried to walk the straight and narrow.Clayton became the sheriff of the county where his family's criminal empire was located on Bull Mountain. This led the rest of the family to ostracize him, an...
  • Esil
    Yikes! That was an intense read. The first chapter had my stomach in knots — one of the tensest opening scenes I ever remember reading. And then it doesn’t really let up. Like Lions is a sequel to Bull Mountain, which I did not read. It’s set in the mountains of Georgia and features a group of people who live by a whole different code of what’s right and wrong. The book opens in the 1970s when Annette Burroughs leaves her husband and thre...
  • Carol
    HA!......SLICK 1972 Prologue/Epilogue......VERY SLICK! We're back at Bull Mountain with Sheriff Clayton Burroughs now the only surviving family member of "deddy's" old fallen blood-thirsty clan....and he wants no part of reviving it. Still ailing from past injuries and feeling responsible for all that has gone wrong in his world....including problems with his marriage, Clayton dulls his pain with drink and visits to his family's gravesite....unti...
  • Richard
    Yep, this book does exist. I was a little confused about whether or not that was true at first and I'm not sure what the hell is going with this book's release. It was delayed a couple of times and then out of nowhere and with little fanfare, the book showed up on small online marketplace sellers, not available through Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or even in libraries, without an book or an audiobook. I actually doubted whether or not the novel was ...
  • Brian Panowich
    I think this book is pretty damn great. But I’m a bit bias.
  • Linda
    Like dark, avenging angels seeking their Shakespearean pound of flesh.....Brian Panowich is on a purposeful quest to cover life's road with front door and back door grit. The telling involves people of all calibres existing in their own reality. Life on Bull Mountain has been long in coming. Generation after generation spews its devious and unrelenting nature into the next. It's a way of life that stares long and hard through the eyes of those so...
  • Ɗẳɳ 2.☊
    Bull Mountain was one of my favorite reads of 2015—or at least that’s what I was forced to tell folks to avoid Shelby’s wrath since she was kind enough to send me an advanced reader’s copy and thus knew where I lived. 😰 That spring the ARC made an amazing journey across the Lower 48, starting life in the hands of Karen in NYC, then on to Shelby in the deep South, and over to me in Indian Territory, and finally up north to Becky. But ev...
  • Karen
    Wow... I did not expect the part of the story that was in that epilogue 😮 This was a great follow up to Bull Mountain, the prologue gave information about the family that wasn’t mentioned in the first book. The story is riveting, grizzly, and brutal. I just love that Clayton Burroughs!
  • Monika Sadowski
    Glass of whisky in one hand and Like Lions in the other. Great story about bad families, gangs, drugs and paybacks. Characters are deep and serious, no messing around. I haven’t read the Bull Mountain but after meeting Sheriff Clayton Burroughs and his wife Kate I can’t wait to put my hands on it. I enjoyed every page of this very well written book.Thank you to NetGalley and St. Martin's Press for a free copy in exchange for an honest review.
  • Magdalena aka A Bookaholic Swede
    While back I had the opportunity to listen to the audiobook of BULL MOUNTAIN by Brian Panowich, which I really loved, so I was pleased to have the opportunity to read LIKE LIONS. I'm overjoyed to report that this book is just as awesome as BULL MOUNTAIN.READ THE REST OF THE REVIEW OVER AT FRESH FICTION!
  • ʚϊɞ Shelley ʚϊɞ
    This book was phenomenal and it had so many surprising moments that were action packed and mind blowing . We get multiple points of view but it was very easy to follow and they were all necessary. The depth of the characters, the theme of community and taking sides was awesome. You really didn't know who to trust and that made the book all the more exciting. This book had everything, and I loved how it all ended, it was quite shocking. The prose,...
  • Becky
    A couple of years ago, my buddy Dan 2.0 sent me an ARC of Bull Mountain to read, and I freaking loved it. I'm not much of a hick-lit reader (or at least I wasn't) but that book hooked me right quick and kept me hooked. So, obviously, when the sequel came about, I had to read it. And so I have. All of the things that I loved about Bull Mountain were here again in Like Lions. The quality of the writing is so great. The characters are real and inter...
  • Eric
    Like Lions by Brian Panowich picks up not too long after the ending of Bull Moutain. The novel follows Clayton Burroughs, a county sheriff and member of the Burroughs clan of Bull Mountain. Clayton is still trying to police the county without falling into the criminal-generational ruts of his family and is not recovering well from being shot by a rogue Federal agent in the first book. He has dipped back into the booze while wallowing in self-pity...
  • LenaRibka
    Wow! Even better than the first book. And THIS ENDING! (again) I bet, you won't see it coming!An awesome source material for a gripping thriller movie.But very brutal, just letting you know.
  • Francesca Maccani
    Secondo volume della trilogia su Bull Mountain.Avevo adorato il primo. E ho sempre detto che non ha avuto il grande successo che meritava.Questo secondo a mio parere è pure meglio.Più asciutto e ansiogeno. Assolutamente circolare.Crudo al punto giusto, avvincente e intrigante.L'ho davvero divorato.Un thriller dal sapore western, senza esclusione di colpi.Figure femminili al top. Una meglio dell'altra.Kate in primis.Clayton, meno bacchettone e m...
  • Alicia Sanders
    Okay, so I stayed up til 1:30am on a school/work night finishing this book lol. Wow. Okay, let me just say this- this was a quick read. It was so easy to fly through. Just as good as Bull Mountain? Sure, but they are different. Book 1 jumps time lines and when they all line up at the end you’re like WOAH. This book is pretty much all present day. The Epilogue delivers that “Oh shit!” factor. It’s certainly a well done follow up. It does l...
  • Skip
    Dark and gritty for some readers, violent and gruesome for other readers. Do yourself a favor, read Bull Mountain first as this picks up where it leaves off. Sheriff Clayton Burroughs is now the de facto head of the Burroughs clan, and is approached for his blessing to move narcotics through his territory. Due to Clayton near brush with death, the severe family trauma and his position as sheriff, he wants out of crime; however, the Viner family h...
  • switterbug (Betsey)
    They say a book for every reader and for every reader a book. Well, this book just wasn’t for me. The description of “hillbilly noir” attracted me; I was thinking about Cormac McCarthy, for one. But there was nothing noir about this book, just lots of hillbillies, rednecks, and meth heads. Noir, to me, means stark, lean, and not a lot of translating and expounding on someone’s inner thoughts or decisions. There was too much clarifying, an...
  • BookGypsy
    In this second book we return to Bull Mountain with Clayton Burrough a Georgia Sheriff, a new father trying his best to take care of his family and put the violent past behind him that took his two brother's lives. The criminal empire of his family. When another organization leaves dead bodies in their wake, Clayton has to make a choice and protect his family. This was a lightning fast read. Gritty and action packed. A shot of Fireball burning wi...
  • debra
    This is a cozy mystery about some golf buddies traveling to the Masters in Augusta, Ga.Ha! Only kidding. This was good, but I enjoyed Bull Mountain even more. I do like the way Panowich writes, and I will def read his next, and his next
  • Ed
    #2 in the Saga of the Burroughs family. This 2018 sequel by author Panowich to the much noted Bull Mountain (2015) does not measure up. Set in 2015 this novel of backwoods drug running and an attempt to take over the fading empire of the Burroughs clan has a dearth of likeable characters. The protagonist has not recovered from severe injury suffered in the prior novel and the story arc suffers from his disability leaving his wife as the strongest...