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3.72 out of 53.72 out of 53.72 out of 53.72 out of 53.72 out of 5 3.72 (39 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: December 1991 ISBN: 9780743541992
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BACK IN THE UNDERWORLD HE TRIED TO LEAVE BEHIND

Haunted by the memory of his wife's murder and his father's untimely death, ex-New Orleans cop Dave Robicheaux spends his days in a fish-and-tackle business. But when an old friend makes a surprise appearance, Robicheaux finds himself thrust back into the violent world of Mafia goons and wily federal agents. From the Louisiana bayou to Montana's tribal lands, Robicheaux is running from the bottle, a homicide rap, a professional killer and the demons of his past.

Rich with fascinating characters and dramatic plot twists, the audio debut of James Lee Burke and his Cajun detective Dave Robicheaux recalls the best of Raymond Chandler's Philip Marlowe -- tough, complex and thoroughly entertaining. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Wonderful writing...Don't miss this book. It's one of the year’s best.”

    Detroit Free Press

  • “Pulsating adventure.”

    San Jose Mercury News

  • “Robicheaux’s sleuthing is a simultaneous exorcism of demons of grief, loss, fear, rage, vengeance. Burke’s fictional terrain—stretching from the Louisiana bayous to Montana’s red cliffs and pine-dotted hills—is uniquely his own, yet also a microcosm of a multiethnic America. He writes from the heart and the gut.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Burke brings back Dave Robicheaux in this gripping sequel to Heaven's Prisoners…Should appeal to fans of Travis McGee and readers of well-crafted suspense. Skillfully evoked settings add to the book's appeal. Highly recommended.”

    Library Journal

  • A New York Times Bestselling Author
  • Winner of the Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best Novel

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amanda Patterson | 2/16/2014

    " Don't like this series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeffrey Hammerhead | 2/16/2014

    " James Lee Burke won an Edgar in 1990 for this book. It is my favorite Burke book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amena Andersson | 2/14/2014

    " That it is possible to write in such a way as to truly draw pictures complete with sound and smell in any genre. Burke is a master. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Glenn Bruce | 2/3/2014

    " Fun read. Nice detail. "

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

    " Love robocheau books....great character. I've listened to a lot of them on audio and some narrators add more to the books than others. Love the bayou setting and the details interest me since I've been to new orleans several times including cafe de munde and other places. (Ick! bad spelling) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Judith | 1/25/2014

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

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Malia | 1/24/2014

    " Got this on CD. Loved the relationship with Alifair, this is in Montana, where he seems to jump from the fire into the flames. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Barbara | 1/9/2014

    " I love the Dave Robicheaux novels, and I think this one is the very best. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chawkins | 1/7/2014

    " 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 Steve | 1/5/2014

    " 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. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dave Larson | 1/3/2014

    " Good story of stubborn Dave, with Alafair and Clete in Montana! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Momruns5 | 12/30/2013

    " It was okay. It kind of felt like the main character just let everything happen around him and the mystery solve itself instead of actively trying to solve it himself. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rosemary A. | 12/25/2013

    " Not only a good mystery but wonderful descriptions of locations and people. "

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

    " My first ever James Lee Burke book. A friend gave it to me, and I only got around to reading it more than a year later. Once I did, I was hooked. Burke is a great writer, not just of the genre. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kavita | 12/1/2013

    " 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 Pati | 11/22/2013

    " I really love the way this author tells a story. He is one of the best writers ever. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Caleb Guillotte | 9/9/2013

    " This goes for all the "Dave Robicheaux" books: great characters and twisted plotlines make for fun genre fiction. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Paula Eisenberg | 6/25/2013

    " A cut above beach reading, Elmore Leonard with a Southern soul. Dark and rich, like the coffee at Cafe du Monde. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 TexasMargarita | 6/25/2013

    " 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. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christine | 5/14/2013

    " The first Robicheaux I read. I think my dad gave it to me back in high school. Don't remember much of it, but if it gives you any idea, I still seek out Burke novels to this day. Think the library has the new one and I'm looking forward to it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pauline | 5/10/2013

    " Takes place in Montana and learned about the landscape. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lisa | 4/11/2013

    " Not one of my favorites Robicheaux books, but still a good read. It took me a while to get into the story, but I enjoyed it once it got going. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Fred | 12/31/2012

    " 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 Terah | 10/20/2012

    " 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. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ron | 8/12/2012

    " Nancy - 5 stars; Ron 4.5 stars "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nathanielk | 4/23/2012

    " Best of a classic American mystery series. Burke's books are read mostly for the language, not for the plot, but the atmosphere is great. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dan Kearns | 12/16/2011

    " Can anyone get themselves into more trouble than Dave Robicheaux? :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jan Morrill | 10/9/2011

    " This book was highly-recommended to me by two writer friends who could not praise Mr. Burke's writing style highly enough. So far, I have to agree. His dialogue and sense of place put me right in the middle of the story. "

  • 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

Will Patton is an award–winning actor who has narrated audiobooks by such authors as Charles Frazier, Larry McMurtry, Don DeLillo, and Ernest Hemingway. He has won thirty-two AudioFile Earphones Award for his narrations. His numerous film credits include Remember the Titans, The Punisher, The Mothman Prophesies, Armageddon, and The Spitfire Grill. He starred in the TNT miniseries Into the West and on the CBS series The Agency and won Obie Awards in the theater for his performances in Fool for Love and What Did He See.