Cadillac Jukebox 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 is f... more »ound 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!
Former Klansman & piney-woods outcast Aaron Crown in finally imprisoned for a decades old murder, it is Dave Robicheaux to whom he proclaims his innocence. Crown becomes a lightnng rod for every kind of trouble that the state of Louisiana can unearth. A documentary film writer seeking to prove Crown's innocence is viciously murdered; a New Orleans mobster accuses Robicheaux of taking a payoff to ignore Crown.
Bufore LaRose, gubernatorial candidate & author of a book on the Crown case leaves victims left & right as he campaigns & his wife cannot rein in her campaign for Robicheaux one more time.
The humidity, failed dreams, alcohol fumed passions mingle w/caddy convertibles, swamp hideouts, retaliation for imagined slights & flaming arrogance of those who deem themselves worthy.