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Author: James Lee Burke
Publisher: London : Orion, 2007.
Series: Dave Robicheaux novels.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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As I wanted to wake to the great, gold-green, sun-spangled promise of the South Louisiana in which I had grown up. I didn't want to be part of the history taking place in our state." That sentence wouldn't be out of place in any of Burke's Dave Robicheaux novels, all of which have been distinguished by their elegiac tone, but it's only fitting that it should appear in his latest, a heartfelt post-Katrina ode to a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Detective and mystery stories
Detective and mystery fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Lee Burke
ISBN: 9780752889160 0752889168 0752889176 9780752889177
OCLC Number: 156891068
Awards: Short-listed for CWA Duncan Lawrie Dagger 2008
Short-listed for British Book Awards: Books Direct Crime Thriller of the Year Award 2008
Description: 373 pages ; 24 cm
Series Title: Dave Robicheaux novels.
Responsibility: James Lee Burke.

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James Lee Burke's Dave Robicheaux novel is a powerful evocation of Hurricane Katrina and its devastating effects on his beloved New Orleans.  Read more...

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the characters are beautifully realised and their motivation strong. But it is the fury at the authorities response to the crisis that gives this its added dimension. -- Toby Clements * DAILY Read more...

 
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