When a beautiful teenage girl is killed, the victim of a particularly
savage rape, New Iberia, Louisiana, police detective Dave Robicheaux senses
from the very start of the investigation that the most likely suspect—Tee Bobby
Hulin—is not the actual killer. Though a drug addict and general ne’er-do-well,
Hulin doesn’t fit the profile for this brutal crime. But when another body
turns up—a drugged-out prostitute who is the daughter of a local mafia bigwig—all
clues point to Tee Bobby Hulin. The dead girl’s father sets out to find—and
Before Robicheaux can bring the killer, or killers, to justice, he
battles a painkiller addiction, a habit brought on by a humiliating beating he
suffers at the hands of a diabolical character known only as Legion. Once the
overseer on a local sugarcane plantation, Legion scrapes by doing odd jobs. In
temperament, he’s still the malevolent bully, seemingly possessed with
supernatural skills of survival.
When Robicheaux’s longtime buddy Clete Purcel drops by New Iberia for a
visit, he is quickly drawn into the struggle between evil forces, including
Jimmy Dean Styles, a black man intent on maintaining his empire of corruption;
Joe Zeroski, a trailer park mafioso with palatial aspirations—and Legion Guidry
in whom Robicheaux faces an enemy unlike any he has ever known. And soon, what
began as a duel of wits turns into a dance of death.
brutal, touching, and always compelling, Jolie Blon’s Bounce is classic
storytelling from a writer who has been dubbed the “Faulkner of crime fiction.” Download and start listening now!