Dave Robicheaux - A Dave Robicheaux Novel
James Lee Burke
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“America’s best novelist” James Lee Burke returns with another New York Times bestselling entry in the Dave Robicheaux thriller series (The Denver Post).
Set against the events of the Gulf Coast oil spill, rife with “the menaces of greed and violence and man-made horror” (The Christian Science Monitor), Creole Belle finds Dave Robicheaux languishing in a New Orleans recovery unit since surviving a bayou shoot-out. The detective’s body is healing; it’s his morphine-addled mind that conjures spectral visions of Tee Jolie Melton, a young woman who in reality has gone missing. An iPod with an old blues song left by his bedside turns Robicheaux into a man obsessed…And as oil companies assign blame after an epic disaster threatens the Gulf’s very existence, Robicheaux unearths connections between tragedies both global and personal—and faces down forces that can corrupt and destroy the best of men.
From Publishers Weekly
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Burke is simply the best writer of our time. His characters become our friends, or enemies. His descriptions of sights, smells and events make the reader feel as if he were there.
Having read almost all of Mr. Burke's books, I would rate this as one of the top three stories.
The descriptive words tell a story and paint a picture of South Louisiana this is correct in all aspects.
Being from Louisiana and having lived in New Iberia, I love his accuracy of locals and places. They all exist (or did exist at one time).
I read the book from cover to cover in one sitting.
Just as there has been a drought in the summer weather this year, so has there been in summer reading. Mr. Burke has brought us some wonderful relief with this splendid read.
- Category: Mysteries & Thrillers
- Published: Jul 17, 2012
- Publisher: Simon & Schuster
- Seller: Simon and Schuster Digital Sales Inc.
- Print Length: 544 Pages
- Language: English
- Series: Dave Robicheaux