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 darkly atmospheric tale of racism, greed and revenge.
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!
A storm of black and white violence in the bayou and uncovering the truths of a slaying decades prior.