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The tin roof blowdown : a Dave Robicheaux novel

Author: James Lee Burke; Will Patton
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In the waning days of summer, 2005, a storm with greater impact than the bomb that struck Hiroshima peels the face off southern Louisiana. This is the gruesome reality Iberia Parish Sheriff's Detective Dave Robicheaux discovers when he is deployed to New Orleans. As James Lee Burke's new novel, The Tin Roof Blowdown, begins, Hurricane Katrina has left the commercial district and residential neighborhoods awash with  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Mystery fiction
Audiobooks
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: James Lee Burke; Will Patton
ISBN: 074356751X 9780743567510
OCLC Number: 148740284
Notes: Compact discs.
Unabridged.
Credits: Producer and director, Elisa Shokoff.
Performer(s): Read by Will Patton.
Description: 14 sound discs (16 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Responsibility: James Lee Burke.

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"In the waning days of summer, 2005, a storm with greater impact than the bomb that struck Hiroshima peels the face off southern Louisiana. This is the gruesome reality Iberia Parish Sheriff's Detective Dave Robicheaux discovers when he is deployed to New Orleans. As James Lee Burke's new novel, The Tin Roof Blowdown, begins, Hurricane Katrina has left the commercial district and residential neighborhoods awash with looters and predators of every stripe. The power grid of the city has been destroyed and New Orleans reduced to the level of a medieval society. There is no law, no order, no sanctuary for the infirm, the helpless, and the innocent. Bodies float in the streets and lie impaled on the branches of flooded trees. In the midst of an apocalyptical nightmare, Robicheaux must find two serial rapists, a morphine-addicted priest, and a vigilante who may be more dangerous than the criminals looting the city. In a singular style that defines the genre, James Lee Burke has created a hauntingly bleak picture of life in New Orleans after Katrina. Filled with complex characters and depictions of people at both their best and worst, The Tin Roof Blowdown is not only an action-packed crime thriller but a poignant story of courage and sacrifice that critics are already calling Burke's best work"--Publisher's web site.

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