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Burning Angel (Dave Robicheaux, Bk 8)
Burning Angel - Dave Robicheaux, Bk 8
Author: James Lee Burke
A BRUTAL LEGACY OF CRUELTY AND HATE IS AWAKENED IN THE BAYOU — When Sonny Boy Marsallus returns to New Iberia after fleeing for Central America to avoid the wrath of the powerful Giacana family, his old troubles soon follow. Meanwhile Dave Robicheaux becomes entangled in the affairs of the Fontenot family, descendants of sharecroppers whose matri...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780786889044
ISBN-10: 0786889047
Publication Date: 8/1/1996
Pages: 464
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  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 88 ratings
Publisher: Hyperion
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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reviewed Burning Angel (Dave Robicheaux, Bk 8) on + 440 more book reviews
I sometimes wonder why I enjoy James Lee Burke's Dave Robicheaux series? I mean, Dave seems to be a pretty decent guy, and he has a nice family. However, it seems that virtually everyone that Dave knows is through his law enforcement profession, and excepting the minority who hold a badge, they come off as slimy untrustworthy lowlifes that I would not want to spend any personal time getting to know.

Then, after completing the next one in the series, I remember why I do it because Burke is one h-ll of a storyteller.

Burning Angel has a few intertwining mysteries running through it or, are they merely separate aspects of the same conspiracy? (No spoilers, I leave this to the reader to determine for his or herself.) As mentioned, I don't like most of the supporting characters. I don't like the way our lead character acts when he's around these other characters, either. BUT when I get to the end, I think wow that was a pretty decent story.

RATING: 4.5 stars, rounded down to 4 stars.
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James Lee Burke always write a wonderful, exciting and intelligent book. This book is as his others, very interesting and Dave Robicheaux a man of depth and honor.
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this was another good one.

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