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Swan Peak (Dave Robicheaux, Bk 17)
Swan Peak - Dave Robicheaux, Bk 17
Author: James Lee Burke
Trouble follows Dave Robicheaux. — James Lee Burke's new 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 a...  more »
ISBN-13: 9781416548546
ISBN-10: 1416548548
Publication Date: 5/26/2009
Pages: 352
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.

3.9 stars, based on 55 ratings
Publisher: Pocket
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, 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.
reviewed Swan Peak (Dave Robicheaux, Bk 17) on + 2 more book reviews
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 + 3 more book reviews
good enough, but typical james lee burke. this book and the whole series are good reads and i would recommend them. thanks, barbara
reviewed Swan Peak (Dave Robicheaux, Bk 17) on + 18 more book reviews
James Lee Burke does it again. You feel the oppresion and the fear of the victims in the story. The villans are truly evil. However both Dave Robichaux and Clete have their own demons to fight. They try to overcome some them while also trying to find justice for the victims. Good read.
reviewed Swan Peak (Dave Robicheaux, Bk 17) on + 29 more book reviews
For those of you that like the Dave Robicheaux series, this is pretty much stamped out of the same mold. In this one, Dave and his friend and wife are on holiday in Montana. That leaves out some of the usual LA background, but replaces it with local color that has appeared in other of his novels. As usual, the novel is poetic writing with intermittent spells of strong violence. I though the plot was excellent, and quite enjoyed the book. Burke is one of my favorite authors.

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