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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (2,052 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: James Lee Burke Narrator: Mark Hammer Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2008 ISBN:
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Dave Robicheaux felt the bone-grinding pain rip through his body as the .45 did its damage. Through the agonizing haze that enveloped him, he heard an almost inhuman laugh: the hideous, victorious cackling of Jimmie Lee Boggs - a sound he would never forget.

It had started out as an ordinary prisoner transfer, then turned into a blood bath when the convicted murderer got hold of a gun. Robicheaux could still hear that contemptible laughter, replacing the horrors from 'Nam he relived every night, echoing in the still of his darkened bedroom.

When Boggs is spotted in New Orleans, Robicheaux follows, joining a DEA sting operation in the Quarter. Poised for revenge, he prepares to face his fears and silence the laughter once and for all. But, in the murky water of the Pearl River, Robicheaux finds that some things are more important than sweet, simple revenge. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joe | 2/20/2014

    " I love this series & James Lee Burke's writing. The authors descrption of the conflict Dave has when he finds he actually likes & probably likes Tony C is excellent. Looking forward to picking up the next book in the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Donna | 2/6/2014

    " Another excellent Dave Robineaux novel. James Lee Burke is simply a great crime-mystery writer, especially if you like good, lyrical prose and hard-boiled (ala Micky Spellaine or Ed McBain) I enjoy the added mystery of figuring out how his title ties into the novel (there's always a passage that references the title.) A second layer of puzzle. Burke is a fun read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stephen | 1/31/2014

    " one of my favorite James Lee Burke to date "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mikel | 1/30/2014

    " Another beautiful book by JLB. Torn between four and five stars for this one. I like the exploration of his relationship with his daughter Alafair. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Dennis | 1/28/2014

    " I just finished this book because James Lee Burke is kind of a local celebrity and I hadn't read any of his books before. I was impressed by the colorful and descriptive writing style as well as the page turning kind of mystery writing. The incredibly descriptive writing puts you right in the middle of the action and you can almost see the people and what they are doing. The other thing that he does well is use the situations that the characters, especially the protagonist Dave Robicheaux, find themselves in to examine their personal scenarios. As much as I was impressed by the writing though, I did not care for the subject of the story. I really don't find it that interesting reading about the underworld and the low-lifes that inhabit it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carolgene | 1/20/2014

    " This may be my favorite James Lee Burke (Dave Robicheaux) book. I'm a little disappointed because I began the series out of order and continued to read helter skelter all over the place, will try to sort of get back on track by ordering the next two in sequence. However you come to read James Lee Burke, you will not be disappointed, his work always entertains and draws you deep into the Louisiana culture, and leaves you wanting more. He has a wonderful way with words. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Connie | 1/12/2014

    " 4th in Dave Robicheaux series. Dave went undercover for the DEA and tried to bring down a mafia boss. He became friends kind of with Tony C and also tried to help with Tony C's demons. Dave was married to Bootsie and Alafair wasn't in this one that much because Dave spent most of his time in New Orleans. Even those these books have a lot of violence, I find myself not wanting to stop reading. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Paul Wilner | 1/11/2014

    " Good title, good book... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anne | 12/15/2013

    " Excellent book, Dave Robicheaux has amazing experiences with the "BAD" guys! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chawkins | 12/15/2013

    " So far, I think this one is my favorite. Looking forward to more DR! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Terah | 12/14/2013

    " Not one of my favorites from him. Took me forever to finish this one. Don't know if it was disinterest or otherwise. The mob guy reminds me of a cartoon character at times and Dave was just way to soft. The drug heist on the river was pretty amazing though. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nancy | 12/11/2013

    " The 4th Dave Robicheaux book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary | 11/21/2013

    " It is odd now to read books where the characters have to find a payphone to make a call. This book has a humanity to it that some of the Dave Robicheaux stories do not. I liked it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Milo | 11/1/2013

    " One of the great Robicheaux and Purcel novels. So well written. By far the best crime author alive. Re-read 11/2012 "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cammie | 10/26/2013

    " James Lee Burke is one of best writers of our times. He is one of the few writers whose books I will purchase in hard cover because I can't wait for the paperback version to come out. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Bob Mask | 9/18/2013

    " Standard J L burke. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Roger Wagner | 8/14/2013

    " What can I say, I love Robicheaux. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bill Mazzola | 1/31/2013

    " My favorite Robicheaux book thus far "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Larry | 7/15/2012

    " Love NOL and New Iberia you have a damaged Jack Reacher with the demons that only an alcoholic can understand but are made insightful here. Big Clete Purcell is another conflicted sidekick worth his weight in gold. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda | 6/26/2012

    " This is the 4th Dave Robicheaux book. Burke can describe a sunset, or a misty morning, or a violent shoot-out with the same vivid paintbrush. I love this series! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Greg | 5/16/2012

    " My second Dave Robicheaux book. Great stories with a cajun flair. Looking forward to reading more. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Betty | 9/30/2011

    " I did not like this book quite as much as the other Robicheaux books that I have read. The storyline and the characters were not my favorite, but I still like Burke's writing style and will read more of the series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Meredith | 9/13/2011

    " One of the best of the Dave Robicheaux series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathy Fletcher | 9/6/2011

    " Probably not of huge literary value, but just the distraction I needed. I listened to the book. The narrator, Mark Hammer, makes James Lee Burke's characters come alive. I especially like the Cajun flavor he adds. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Adam | 8/7/2011

    " Another strong entry in an excellent series. Interesting how the big bad guy has a name very similar to that of the author. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alex | 7/21/2011

    " I think Burke's writing is really good and I enjoyed this book so much I read 2 more of his books "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pat | 4/3/2011

    " Robicheaux goes undercover in New Orleans to infiltrate a drug ring. Another great mystery by Burke. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mike | 4/1/2011

    " He's my favorite author. Read a Burke book and your in a dark theater by yourself surrounded and engulfed by his images. I've read them all but can only do so once every 3-4 months because in the end they are their message about the human condition is not hopeful. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Roger | 12/23/2010

    " What can I say, I love Robicheaux. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda | 9/10/2010

    " This is the 4th Dave Robicheaux book. Burke can describe a sunset, or a misty morning, or a violent shoot-out with the same vivid paintbrush. I love this series! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alex | 7/11/2010

    " I think Burke's writing is really good and I enjoyed this book so much I read 2 more of his books "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Betty | 5/27/2010

    " I did not like this book quite as much as the other Robicheaux books that I have read. The storyline and the characters were not my favorite, but I still like Burke's writing style and will read more of the series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary | 5/26/2010

    " It is odd now to read books where the characters have to find a payphone to make a call. This book has a humanity to it that some of the Dave Robicheaux stories do not. I liked it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Larry | 3/31/2010

    " Love NOL and New Iberia you have a damaged Jack Reacher with the demons that only an alcoholic can understand but are made insightful here. Big Clete Purcell is another conflicted sidekick worth his weight in gold. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mailmanr5 | 2/19/2010

    " Another outstanding effort in this series. Glad I dedided to go back & ream 'em all. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Meredith | 2/4/2010

    " One of the best of the Dave Robicheaux series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stephanie | 12/9/2009

    " I'm glad I've discovered James Lee Burke. He definitely paints pictures with words. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Runakiko | 11/19/2009

    " A big fan of Burke, going back to read some old ones. A little bit too overdone on staying sober. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pat | 11/5/2009

    " WEll written,fast paced look at an ex-cop returning to work with the DEA in New Orleans who meets up with old girlfriend who married into the Mafia. "

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About the Author
Author James Lee Burke

James Lee Burke James Lee Burke, a rare winner of two Edgar Awards and named Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America, is the author of more than thirty novels and two collections of short stories, including the New York Times bestsellers Creole Belle, Dixie City Jam, The Glass Rainbow, Rain Gods, Pegasus Descending, The Tin Roof Blowdown, Feast Day of Fools, and more.. His novel The Lost-Get Back Boogie was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, and two of his books, Heaven’s Prisoners and Two for Texas, have been made into motion pictures.

About the Narrator

Mark Hammer has had long and distinguished career in the theater. After earning an undergraduate degree from Stanford University, he completed an MFA degree at Catholic University. For twenty-three years after that, he served on the drama faculty at that university and as co-chairman of its MFA acting program. For the last sixteen of those years, he was also a member of the resident acting company at Washington, DC’s Arena Stage. There, he had significant roles in both classic and contemporary dramas. He was twice nominated for the Helen Hayes Award for his performances in Cloud Nine and The Wild Duck. He has also appeared in several Broadway plays. Hammer was proud to be chosen to narrate the opening film of the permanent exhibit for the National Holocaust Museum.