Light of the World (Dave Robicheaux, Bk 20)
Light of the World - Dave Robicheaux, Bk 20 Author:James Lee Burke When Detective Dave Robicheaux's daughter, Alafair, declares her intention to interview a convicted serial killer called Asa Surette in his Kansas prison cell, he does all he can to dissuade her. Dave has always encouraged her ambitions as a writer, but as a father he doesn't want her to be exposed to a man so nakedly evil. And his fears... more » seem well founded when Alafair is visibly shocked by the encounter.
Two years later, the horror Surette evoked is all but forgotten, as Dave, his wife Molly and Alafair are vacationing amidst the natural beauty of Montana. But evil, it seems, has followed them into this wild paradise. Someone is stalking Alafair, and Dave begins to suspect that it's Surette -- even though he officially died when the prison truck he was being transported in collided with an oil tanker. Is Alafair now the target of one of the most depraved serial killers ever to have been caught, or has she unwittingly crossed paths with a murderous psychopath closer to home?« less
There is evil in the world, personified by soulless individuals whose goal is the degradation of others. Dave, Clete, Gretchen, Alafair and Molly are in the outback of Montana, but an evil man is there before them preying on innocence and challenging all to stop his twisted killing spree. Expert dialog and description from the master of building suspense in the ultimate conflict of the righteous who draw the line to prevent evil from prevailing and destroying souls.