by James Lee Burke
Set against the backdrop of New Orleans, Detective Dave Robicheaux is once again fighting his personal demons to overcome his toughest case yet. As he drinks heavily to forget the pain of losing his third wife, he is left with only heartbreak and unanswered questions. One morning he wakes with his hands cut and bloodied and learns that his wife’s killer has been found murdered. Robicheaux becomes the prime suspect. He isn’t a saint, but could he be a killer? Did he exact the ultimate revenge and just can’t remember doing so? Suddenly, he finds himself in the predicament of those he is usually pursuing and has to fight to clear his name – going to hell and back in the process. As fellow author Michael Connelly says, “James Lee Burke is the heavyweight champ, a great American novelist whose work, taken individually or as a whole, is unsurpassed.” This is the 21st Dave Robicheaux novel and it will not disappoint fans. Dripping with Southern noir, it’s a cracking thriller and a perfect summer read. Highly recommended.
Matakana Village Books