Robicheaux : a novel

by Burke, James Lee, 1936-

Format: Print Book 2018
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Summary
New York Times Bestseller

James Lee Burke's most beloved character, Dave Robicheaux, returns in this gritty, atmospheric mystery set in the towns and backwoods of Louisiana.

DAVE ROBICHEAUX IS A HAUNTED MAN.

Between his recurrent nightmares about Vietnam, his battle with alcoholism, and the sudden loss of his beloved wife, Molly, his thoughts drift from one irreconcilable memory to the next. Images of ghosts at Spanish Lake live on the edge of his vision.

During a murder investigation, Dave Robicheaux discovers he may have committed the homicide he's investigating, one which involved the death of the man who took the life of Dave's beloved wife. As he works to clear his name and make sense of the murder, Robicheaux encounters a cast of characters and a resurgence of dark social forces that threaten to destroy all of those whom he loves. What emerges is not only a propulsive and thrilling novel, but a harrowing study of America: this nation's abiding conflict between a sense of past grandeur and a legacy of shame, its easy seduction by demagogues and wealth, and its predilection for violence and revenge. James Lee Burke has returned with one of America's favorite characters, in his most searing, most prescient novel to date.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "*Starred Review* The demons that haunt Dave Robicheaux are raising havoc again, but they're invading more than his dreams in this twenty-first installment in Burke's celebrated series. Reeling from the sudden death of his wife, Molly, in a car accident, the New Iberia, Louisiana, police detective falls off the wagon and, while drunk, may have killed the man he holds responsible for Molly's death may have because the alcohol-induced blackout has left him with no memory of the night in question. Robicheaux's other demon, the past his conflicted sense of his Cajun heritage set against the blood-stained legacy of the Civil War is also intensifying its grip on his consciousness. The battalion of Confederate soldiers the boys in butternut that he occasionally sees in the mists hanging over the bayou are now inviting him into the next world. This world has its demons, too, in the form of a senatorial candidate with a dark past, a revered novelist whose own butternut visions are spiraling out of control, and a psychotic killer on a mission of death. Fighting his internal and external battles, Robicheaux turns to his longtime running mate, Clete Purcell, every bit as demon-ravaged as Dave, and, together, the former Bobbsey Twins of the New Orleans PD set out to take no prisoners. Burke is known for his lyrical, deeply melancholic prose, and once again it permeates every page of this profoundly elegiac novel. We tend to forget, however, that he is no slouch at plotting and at constructing hold-your-breath action scenes. Both traits are in evidence here, the former in the way he nimbly juggles the multiple strands of his narrative, the latter in the barn-burner of a climax that evoking The Manchurian Candidate has the senator preparing to give a speech while the psycho positions himself for a kill shot, and Dave and Clete give chase. HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: Burke is one of crime fiction's most revered authors, a two-time Edgar winner whose place on the NYT best-seller list has been reserved in perpetuity.--Ott, Bill Copyright 2018 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Burke (Light of the World) once again features Dave Robicheaux-detective, veteran, widower, father, alcoholic-in this enthralling yet grim novel of crime, hate, and tragedy. Robicheaux may be at home in New Iberia, La., but he's not safe from suspicion and self-doubt when the man who killed his wife is murdered. Together with his best friend, PI Clete Purcell, Robicheaux seeks truth, no matter how incriminating, even as more bodies fall and mysteries twine together. The cast is Shakespearean in its variety: a demagogue, a novelist, the mob, good cops and bad, victims of hubris and hate, and ghosts aplenty. No one here is blameless amid white supremacy, bigotry, misogyny, child abuse, flourishing sex and drug trades, and deep socioeconomic inequity, and Robicheaux and Clete never shy away from confronting what they see as the world's evils. But as the stakes get higher, the friends-who are more than happy to risk themselves-must decide what it will take to protect those they love and respect. Along the way, Burke investigates accusations of rape, corporate colonialism, and Southern nostalgia, not always without his own bias. The novel's murders and lies-both committed with unsettling smiles-will captivate, start to finish. (Jan.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Series Burke, James Lee, 1936- Dave Robicheaux novel.
Features Dave Robicheaux, a deputy sheriff in New Iberia, Louisiana
#1 - The Neon rain
#2 - Heaven's prisoners
#3 - Black cherry blues
#4 - A Morning for flamingos
#5 - A Stained white radiance
#6 - In the electric mist with Confederate dead
#7 - Dixie City jam
#8 - Burning angel
#9 - Cadillac jukebox
#10 - Sunset limited
#11 - Purple cane road
#12 - Jolie Blon's bounce
#13 - Last car to Elysian Fields
#14 - Crusader's cross
#15 - Pegasus descending
#16 - The Tin roof blowdown
#17 - Swan peak
#18 - The Glass rainbow
#19 - Creole Belle
#20 - Light of the world
#21 - Robicheaux
#22 - The New Iberia blues
Subjects Robicheaux, Dave (Fictitious character) -- Fiction.
Good and evil -- Fiction.
Louisiana -- Fiction.
Detective and mystery fiction.
Thrillers (Fiction)
Publisher New York :2018
Edition First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Language English
Description 447 pages ; 25 cm.
ISBN 9781501176845
1501176846
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