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3.79 out of 53.79 out of 53.79 out of 53.79 out of 53.79 out of 5 3.79 (38 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: James Lee Burke Narrator: Mark Hammer Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 1993 ISBN: 9781436141970
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Dave Robicheaux had begun to put the pieces of his broken life together again when an old friend turned up on his doorstep, dredging up old memories and new threats. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Allan | 2/15/2014

    " Yes. This is good! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cindy | 2/3/2014

    " What an incredible story teller. James Lee Burke is so descriptive and creates such a rich backstory to his characters and story that the book literally comes alive. It's like watching a film. I was recommended this series by a viewer of my YouTube book reviews, she said that If I loved Louisiana culture I had to get into Dave Robicheaux's world. This book takes Dave from his home in the Louisiana bayou to the wilds of Montana to track a killer who has framed him. The story itself is not what shines here, sure I wanted to know what happened but the secondary characters never grabbed me. That is why I gave the book 4 stars and not 5. It was the writing, Dave's inner struggles dealing with his wife's murder, his leaving of the law enforcement industry and the issues of raising a young child who he loves fiercely. Burke creates a character you want to follow and route for, so much so that upon finishing the novel I went out and bought 6 more from the series "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Judith | 2/3/2014

    " Good book, but it has a tad bit more violence than I am comfortable with. I will go slow with this series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amanda Otis | 1/26/2014

    " Not my favorite Dave Robicheaux Book. It was lack luster, but it was only the 3rd in the series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dorothy Goldie | 1/26/2014

    " No one writes mysteries like James Lee Burke. The most beautiful writing, the best plotting and the most unforgettable characters. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Count Duckula | 1/25/2014

    " if only most novels had the weight and style of this - hey anything by JLB is worth a looky "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ray Charbonneau | 1/7/2014

    " Good book, just not my thing. I'll save the rest of the series for when I have nothing better to read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeff Dickison | 12/18/2013

    " Fantastic! Burke is the best author in America today. He can absolutely bring to life landscapes and characters. Do yourself a favor and read everything he has ever written. Highly recommended to anyone who likes reading. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joe O'c | 12/15/2013

    " Very Good; Continuing character: Dave Robicheaux; ex-cop is framed for murder and his little girl threatened, so he goes up against mobsters involved in shady dealings on an Indian reservation "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Wendy | 12/5/2013

    " James Lee Burke is such an excellent author. He writes complete, realistic characters, with real lives, and gives them a terrific plot to deal with. Love it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sherry Sidwell | 11/24/2013

    " The strongest book in this series, heavy on the melancholy. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melanie | 11/23/2013

    " I didn't like the narrator, Mark Hammer's reading of this. I liked the book though. The third in the Dave Robicheaux series. James Lee Burke is wonderful with his descriptions of south Louisana food and landscape and characters. Looking forward to the rest of the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 TexasMargarita | 11/20/2013

    " I enjoy everything I read by James Lee- and I just finished one of his Montana ones- I prefer to keep him in Louisiana. That's the setting I love best. His descriptions are the best ever. I actually read his books before I traveled to New Orleans, and he made me want to go. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cl | 9/1/2013

    " The Dave Robicheaux series are my favorite Burke series. Alot of his books are about Dave Robicheaux but I also enjoy all of his other books too. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kay | 8/29/2013

    " I'm not sure why I didn't like this one as well as the first two. Perhaps it was because I read such a great book in between [The Innocent] and this one just didn't compare. However, I'm not giving up on Dave Robicheaux! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Martin | 6/24/2013

    " Not so much a mystery as a novel with a murder in it. Great fun, though. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Fred | 6/2/2013

    " Loved the characters, the locations, and most of all, the unique writing. However, wasn't gripped by the plot. I was deceived. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lysergius | 3/1/2013

    " Adrenaline charged and threatening. How can Dave deal with this? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Theresa Allen Skaggs | 9/19/2012

    " Great story. The only issue is that I listened to it and the reader was very slow. I will read the books that are read by Mark Hammer and listen to the others. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joe | 11/30/2011

    " The author changes tact & the setting for this episode is both Louisiana & Montana, with familiar descriptive writing to a fantastic series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chawkins | 10/8/2011

    " Still loving Dave! He has such a luck streak! ha! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Glenn Bruce | 8/25/2011

    " Fun read. Nice detail. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jessica | 8/21/2011

    " Notable not so much for the mystery but for Burke's masterful skill at depicting Robicheaux's internal world. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Terah | 8/11/2011

    " very well done...I was on the edge of my seat wondering what would happen and how he would get out of the mess he was in...I like that he brought Alfie with him. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Steve | 8/3/2011

    " The best of the Robicheaux novels I've read so far. If you like crime novels and you haven't read Burke, you need to remedy that as soon as possible. An excellent read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rebecca | 4/30/2011

    " Another great Robicheaux read! I simply can not put these books down! For any fan of grisly cop/murder/suspense set in bayou country you will love these! Check them out! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melissa Voignier | 4/15/2011

    " As always, Burke never fails to keep me on the edge of my seat! :) Great book! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sean | 4/15/2011

    " To me, this is Burke at his best. Action, moral dilemma, nasty, nuanced bad guys, a supporting cast of beautifully written supporting characters from the swamps and Robicheaux,tough, strong, vulnerable and straight-up mean.
    I guess you can see I'm a fan. Burke is a treasure. "

  • 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. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Johnny | 3/16/2011

    " I'm hooked-- on the series --this is my third-- although I liked the first two much better--I am still hooked. Burke's descriptions are gold, and his prose can be heartbreakingly good-- but so rich and the vernacular perfect--
    I am going after the next one right now-- "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rcharbon | 2/21/2011

    " Good book, just not my thing. I'll save the rest of the series for when I have nothing better to read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sean | 11/22/2010

    " Describes to the scenes to were you feel like you are standing beside the detective. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Nomad | 10/20/2010

    " My second book regarding Dave, probably the last too. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 David | 9/6/2010

    " Gritty crime fiction. It was fun but not deep or enlightening in any way. Good beach book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Keri | 8/22/2010

    " A little to slow to get into. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kavita | 6/15/2010

    " Favorite David Robicheaux book so far - some very cool and complicated characters... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 David | 5/5/2010

    " If you like Lee Childs, Jack Reacher then you would probably like this series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Muld00n | 3/25/2010

    " James Lee Burke has quickly become one of my favorite authors. I read this book because I liked some of his others and I read that this particular one had won The Edgar Award. Easy to see why. "

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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.