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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (2,556 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: James Lee Burke Narrator: Will Patton Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Dave Robicheaux Series Release Date:
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“It’s impossible to think of the Louisiana bayou without conjuring up James Lee Burke’s Dave Robicheaux books” (Chicago Tribune), including this early masterwork that pits the Cajun police detective against one of the New South’s most twisted and powerful forces. Oil speculator Weldon Sonnier is the patriarch of a troubled family intimately bound to the CIA, the Mob, and the Klan. Now, the murder of a cop and a bizarre assassination attempt pull Robicheaux into the Sonniers’ hellish world of madness, murder, and incest. But Robicheaux has devils of his own—and they may just destroy the tormented investigator and the two people he holds most dear. Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “A wild, bumpy, teeth-jarring ride…[A] cinematically fast-paced yet reflective crime novel.”

    Joyce Carol Oates

  • “James Lee Burke is the best writer of detective fiction on the American scene and A Stained White Radiance is proof…It takes the crime novel into places it's never gone before.” 

    San Francisco Examiner

  • “It takes off like a rocket…His action scenes crackle.

    Chicago Tribune

  • “A wholly original tale of crime and revenge, inside and outside the law. This series keeps getting stronger and stronger.” 

    Kirkus Reviews

Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Rebecca Martin | 2/2/2014

    " Too many overtones of the supernatural for me to find it very credible. Of historical interest, but by no means my favorite by Burke. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Jim | 2/1/2014

    " I probably need to take a break from Robicheaux, but I won't. I enjoy Burke's books, and this one is a good representation of his style, though as I have complained before I get tired of different characters having similar choices of words. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jeanean | 1/28/2014

    " Very good writing. Terrific Story. This was my first Burke book and I have already checked another out to start soon! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Chawkins | 1/20/2014

    " another great James burke read "

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