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Swan Peak (Dave Robicheaux, Bk 17)
Swan Peak - Dave Robicheaux, Bk 17
Author: James Lee Burke
James Lee Burke's novel, Swan Peak, finds Detective Robicheaux far from his New Iberia roots, attempting to relax in the untouched wilderness of rural Montana. He, his wife, and his buddy Clete Purcell have retreated to stay at an old friend's ranch, hoping to spend their days fishing and enjoying their distance from the harsh, gritty landscape ...  more »
ISBN-13: 9781416548522
ISBN-10: 1416548521
Publication Date: 7/8/2008
Pages: 402
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.

3.9 stars, based on 40 ratings
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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reviewed Swan Peak (Dave Robicheaux, Bk 17) on + 4 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
Burke has such a poetic voice that all of his books are a pleasure to read. The Rocky Mountains provide a change of scenery from the bayous of Louisiana, but the power of Burke's voice remains the same. In this story, Dave Robicheaux and Clete Purcell's characters have considerable depth to them, developed over a period of time and several books. As usual, the evil in the world is depicted through several characters who somehow missed out on any redeeming personality traits. Other characters are buffeted by the actions of these folks. The story intertwines between the lives of people who seem to prefer to be left alone, who haven't made their mark on the world other than through a series of happenstance events.
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Helpful Score: 2
This is classic Robicheaux....although set in Montana, not in his hometown of New Orleans. It seems to recall an earlier visit to Montana, but only teases the memory. There are plenty of bad guys, some too evil to be believed, but then that's the dark side of Burke. A very good read!
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reviewed Swan Peak (Dave Robicheaux, Bk 17) on
I am a huge James Lee Burke fan. This is the first Robicheaux book I have read that was not in Louisiana. This one is in Montana. Burke ties a lot of the Bobsie Twins past into this novel--remember Sally Dio?
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I've read seven James lee Burkes books and have enjoyed them. This last book was OK. It's starting to get boring with Clete Purcell. Although Burke's prose is always entertaining.

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