The Tin Roof Blowdown (Dave Robicheaux, #16)
HURRICANE KATRINA HAS REDUCED the Big Easy to the level of a medieval society. Now, with looters descending and violence erupting in the streets, Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Detective Dave Robicheaux combs the apocalyptic landscape for a quartet of criminals who hijacked a rescue boat from a... show more
HURRICANE KATRINA HAS REDUCED the Big Easy to the level of a medieval society. Now, with looters descending and violence erupting in the streets, Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Detective Dave Robicheaux combs the apocalyptic landscape for a quartet of criminals who hijacked a rescue boat from a drug-addicted ex-priest at the height of the storm, and then scooped up a gangster’s hidden fortune. In a world without order or sanctuary, revenge will come swift and easy . . . but only Robicheaux can infiltrate the shattered heart of the city he loves to forge his own kind of justice.
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: June 17th 2008
Publisher: Pocket Books
Pages no: 528
Edition language: English
, Historical Fiction
, Mystery Thriller
Series: Dave Robicheaux 1 (#16)
I admit, this was a hard book for me to read. When Hurricane Katrina hit Lousiana, I was glued to the TV in absolute horror. A city that had fascinated me for decades was under water, and it seemed like no one in government cared enough to do anything about it ... and all I could do was throw money ...
This book deals with New Orleans just after hurricane Katrina; the society has been destroyed, it seems an easy target for crime. It was the first book I read by James Lee Burke, but when I encountered this novel in a book sale I wanted to read this book, so I bought it. The story was OK, and as I...
If you can get past the New Orleans “colloquial speak” this is an interesting book and a good read. Giving insight into the effects of Hurricane Katrina on the lives of everyday people. Exposing that with a little more preparation less cutbacks from the Government many lives would have been spared.
Might have been my favorite Dave Robicheaux novel. Love the pace, the characters, Dave, the things that are important to Dave. Great read.
I didn't finish listening to this book. Maybe I'll look at in in written format. In the audio book it seemed like "descriptions of Hurricane Katrina aftermath" instead of "The Tin Roof Blowdown" The mystery was not developing. I love James lee Burke though so will revisit this book later.