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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (2,553 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: James Lee Burke Narrator: Mark Hammer Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Dave Robicheaux Series Release Date:
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Cajun police detective Dave Robicheaux knows the Sonnier family of New Iberia—their connections to the CIA, the mob, and to a former Klansman now running for state office. And he knows their past, as dark and murky as a night on the Louisiana bayou.

An assassination attempt and the death of a cop draw Robicheaux into the Sonniers’ dangerous web of madness, murder, and incest. But Robicheaux has devils of his own. And they’ve come out of hiding to destroy the tormented investigator—and the two people he holds most dear.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “American crime fiction has no finer prose stylist than James Lee Burke, and he has never been better than A Stained White Radiance.” 

    Los Angeles Times Book Review

  • “James Lee Burke is the best writer of detective fiction on the American scene and A Stained White Radiance is proof.” 

    San Francisco Examiner

  • “James Lee Burke is the Matthew Arnold of mystery writers: his world has become a lesser place, and though it’s still possible to make a separate peace, Arnold’s ‘eternal note of sadness’ keeps ringing in our ears.” 


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

    Kirkus Reviews

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Mary Good | 2/16/2014

    " The metaphors are beautiful. The characters were not as fully developed as in other books by Burke and the story line was weaker. However, the reader did a good job and the language is beautiful enough that it more than makes up. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Sherri | 2/15/2014

    " Hard to get into and hard to follow "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Dan Kearns | 2/10/2014

    " Some great parts in this one, but the time/memory/history theme is in the background. I'm going to take a break from Detective Robicheaux for a bit. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Greta Roussos | 2/7/2014

    " The multiple plots lines weren't as interesting as in the three other books I've read by him to date. New Orleans, it's residents & visitors make colorful characters even if their lives of crime are less than fascinating. "

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