Vietnam vet Dave Robicheaux has turned in his detective's badge, is winning his battle against booze, and has left New Orleans with his wife for the tranquil beauty of Louisiana's bayous. But a plane crash on the Gulf brings a young girl into his life -- and with her comes a netherworld of... show more
Vietnam vet Dave Robicheaux has turned in his detective's badge, is winning his battle against booze, and has left New Orleans with his wife for the tranquil beauty of Louisiana's bayous. But a plane crash on the Gulf brings a young girl into his life -- and with her comes a netherworld of murder, deception, and homegrown crime. Suddenly Robicheaux is confronting Bubba Rocque, a brutal hood he's known since childhood; Rocque's hungry Cajun wife; and a federal agent with more guts than sense. In a backwater world where a swagger and a gun go further than the law, Robicheaux and those he loves are caught on a tide of violence far bigger than them all....
Publish date: November 1st 2002
Publisher: Pocket Books
Pages no: 308
Edition language: English
Series: Dave Robicheaux 1 (#2)
A fantastic story written with grace and power - puts other detective novels to shame.
My 2nd James Lee Burke.With each book I'm getting convinced that Burke's books are more than meets the eye Crime-Fiction-wise. I'm also starting to realize that I don't read Burke for the plotting, which is almost non-existent, by detective story standards, ie, he is barely competent in that area. B...
Unfortunately, I started reading this Dave Robincheaux series out of order simply because Black Cherry Blues was an Edgar Award winner. First book was Neon Rain which was great. This was the second book then Black Cherry Blues, the third in the series. Personally, this one is a favorite. No, chan...
Another great Dave Robicheaux story. I am looking forward to reading more of this series. However, I have to mix in some lighter reading as I go. There is a lot of darkness and pain woven into these stories. Robicheaux constantly balances on the knife edge of his addiction and his self destructive i...
Heaven's Prisoners by James Lee Burke.This is the follow up to Neon Rain, Burke's first novel starring Dave Robicheaux. I loved Neon Rain but I just fell for Heaven's Prisoners. Big time. I read it in one sitting. I kept going "only one more chapters" and ended up finishing the novel. It's roman noi...