Sunset Limited - Dave Robicheaux, Bk 10 Author:James Lee Burke In a land soaked with sin, Dave Robicheaux is dueling with killers, ghosts, and a woman's revenge... The townspeople of New Iberia, Louisiana, didn't crucify Megan Flynn's father. They just didn't catch whoever pinned him to a barn wall with sixteen-penny nails. — Decades later, Megan, now a world-famous photojournalist, has come back to the bayo... more »u, looking for cop Dave Robicheaux. It was Dave who found the body of labor leader Jack Flynn. The sight changed the boy, shaped him as a man. And after forty years, Robicheaux is still haunted by the bizarre unsolved slaying. Now Megan's return has stirred up the ghosts of the long-buried past, igniting a storm of violence that will rip apart lives of blacks and whites in this bayou county. And for a good cop with bad memories, hard desires, and chilling nightmares, the time has come to uncover the truth.« less
Detective Dave Robicheaux returns to center sstage in an incendiary new novel by James Lee Burke - a gripping talle of racial violence, class warfare & the sometimes cruel legacy of Southern history. As always in JLB's fiction, the past impinges on the present. Robicheaux & his partner Hel Soileau move into the midst of a deadly conspiracy. New Orlenas mobsters & hit men converge on New Iberia, LA. Brilliant prose, crackling suspense & an exquisite sense of character U place, this is a wrenching tale of historic violence & soiled redemption that reveals one of America's finest novelists at his masterfl best. JLB sets this novel in his home of New Iberia, LA.
A page burner.
Although I'm not a big mystery fan, this story was so well crafted, it was easy to feel you were on the bayou scene and wondering (along with the characters) what did and would happen. Good entertainment value.
A mystery set in the heart of Cajun country. Several of my guy friends kept telling me that I would like James Lee Burke's books, and I thought, "Yeah, right!"), but was hooked on the first one, and I am usually a chick-lit kind of gal. I couldn't put this one down!