Critically acclaimed and bestselling crime writer James Lee Burke
returns to Louisiana where his ever-popular hero, Dave Robicheaux, sleuths his
way through a hotbed of sin and uncertainty.
For Dave Robicheaux, life in Louisiana is filled with haunting memories
of the past. In Crusader’s Cross, a deathbed confession from an old schoolmate
resurrects a story of injustice, the murder of a young woman, and a time in
Robicheaux’s life he has tried to forget.
Her name may or may not have been Ida Durbin. It was back in the
innocent days of the 1950s when Robicheaux and his brother, Jimmie, met her on
a Galveston beach. She was pretty and Jimmie fell for her hard—not knowing she
was a prostitute on infamous Post Office Street, with ties to the mob. Then Ida
was abducted and never seen again.
Now, decades later,
Robicheaux is asking questions about Ida Durbin, and a couple of redneck deputy
sheriffs make it clear that asking questions is a dangerous game. With a series
of horrifying murders and the sudden appearance of Valentine Chalons and his
sister, Robicheaux is soon involved with the murderous energies of the New
Orleans underworld. Download and start listening now!