By James Lee Burke
“It’s very unlikely to think about the Louisiana bayou with no conjuring up James Lee Burke’s Dave Robicheaux books” (Chicago Tribune), together with this early masterwork that pits the Cajun police detective opposed to one of many New South’s so much twisted and robust forces. Oil speculator Weldon Sonnier is the patriarch of a stricken family members in detail certain to the CIA, the Mob, and the Klan. Now, the homicide of a cop and a extraordinary assassination try pull Robicheaux into the Sonniers’ hellish global of insanity, homicide, and incest. yet Robicheaux has devils of his own— and so they may ruin the tormented investigator and the 2 humans he holds Most worthy.
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