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Continuing the Dave Robichaux series, Burke's mystery concerns present-day tensions springing from age-old racial injustices.
Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc.
In the last few years, the publisher has managed to build the modestly successful Burke into a best-selling mystery author with works like Dixie City Jam (LJ 4/1/94). Here, Cajun detective Dave Robicheaux tries to help the Fontenot family figure out who's trying to force them off their land?and runs up against a nasty bunch of mobsters with ties to the notorious Sonny Boy Marsallus.
Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Book reviewers probably overuse "atmospheric" in their critiques, but to describe James Lee Burke's writing as "atmospheric" is akin to observing that Daniel Steele's literary... Read morePublished on June 27 2004 by Gary Griffiths
Well, once again, poor James Lee Burke is back, with his patented mix of stale Sixties cliches and nauseating sentimentality about the glories of the Antebellum South. Read morePublished on March 7 2004 by Carol Storm
James Lee Burke is a master novelist whose prose is so good that I begin to notice how good it is, and that distracts me a little. Read morePublished on June 2 2003 by Keith Nichols
Not quite the best of the Robicheaux series - that would be either <I>A Morning for Flamingos</I> or <I>A Stained White Radiance</I> - but James Lee Burke's second-best... Read morePublished on Jan. 21 2003 by R. J. Stove
I've now read nine of his books. I first read Purple Cane Road. It led me to read his stories in order. I'm so glad I did. The quality of Mr. Read morePublished on Dec 4 2002 by Brice Kibler
Dave Robicheaux, ex-New Orleans homicide detective and now a detective for the Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office, responds to a call from Sonny Boy Marsallus and ends up putting his... Read morePublished on Aug. 20 2002 by Mel Odom
Maybe it was just me but I never could really get into this book. This is the eighth Robicheaux I have read and in my openion one of the worst. Read morePublished on Nov. 20 2001 by Mac Blair