Cadillac Jukebox - Dave Robicheaux, Bk 9 Author:James Lee Burke When former Klansman and piney-woods outcast Aaron Crown is finally imprisoned for a decades-old murder, it is to Detective Dave Robicheaux that he proclaims his innocence loudest. Crown seems to be a lightning rod for every kind of trouble that the state of Louisiana can unearth. A documentary film writer seeking to prove Crown's innocence ... more »is found murdered; a button man for the New Orleans mob accuses Robicheaux of taking a pay-off to ignore Crown.
But it is when Buford LaRose -- scion of an old Southern family and author of a book on the Crown case -- is elected governor that Dave Robicheaux's involvement with Aaron Crown deepens to a level he can barely fathom. And it is Buford's social-climbing wife, Karyn, with whom Robicheaux had an affair years before, who proves to be his most poisonous adversary.
Filled with thrilling adventure, lightning-paced action, and street smart realism, Cadillac Jukebox is a brilliant addition to Burke's standout Dave Robicheaux series.« less
I just recently discovered Burke. He moved immediately into my top 10 authors. His books are a combination of winning characters and settings, great plots, and a combination of violence and near poetry. This book was great!
James Lee Burke is graphic and lyrical and this is Prime Burke. Dave Robichaux is in the line of fire as danger comes in swiftly from every direction, when all he wants to do is enjoy life on the bayou so lyrically described by Burke.
A Great Dave Robicheaux read. Dave, Cletus, Bootsie, Batist, Alafair, Helen and other SW louisiana characters get mixed up in gubernatorial politics, and the years-ago murder of an NAACP leader. Throw in a few really nasty folks, like Mingo Bloomberg, Mookie Zerrang and Dock Green and other coniving New Orleans low lifes and you've got another great novel by Burke. Good story to introduce the reader to the Robicheaux...who somehow manages with the help of his friends to stumble through and stay off the booze.