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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (2,685 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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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.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Mesmerizing.”

    Los Angeles Times

  • “Harder to put down than flypaper.”

    Philadelphia Inquirer

  • “ Burke masterfully combines landscape and memory in a violent, complex story peopled by sharply defined characters who inhabit a lush, sensual, almost mythological world. ”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Burke at his most eloquent.”

    Booklist (starred review)

  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joseph Ribera | 2/17/2014

    " First David Robicheaux mystery for me. I like the style and the protagonist, a flawed human being. Also like the setting, cajun Louisiana, and the characters. Nothing suspenseful about it, but a good read all the same. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Diane | 2/16/2014

    " I don't know if it was the book or the performance that just was not compelling. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gale Martin | 2/7/2014

    " A great read if you like well-paced, well written mysteries. "

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

    " James Lee Burke is always intense and ingrossing reading. Its a bit dark, so I can't read them in succession, but with breaks in between I do enjoy these books. This one was probably not his best, but it was good. "

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