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3.99907791609036 out of 53.99907791609036 out of 53.99907791609036 out of 53.99907791609036 out of 53.99907791609036 out of 5 4.00 (2,169 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: James Lee Burke Narrator: Mark Hammer Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Dave Robicheaux Series Release Date:
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For Dave Robicheaux, there is no easy passage home. New Orleans, and the memories of his life in the Big Easy, will always haunt him. To return there means visiting old ghosts and opening himself to new, yet familiar, dangers.

When Robicheaux, a police officer based in the somewhat quieter Louisiana town of New Iberia, learns that an old friend, Father Jimmie Dolan has been the victim of a particularly brutal assault, he returns to New Orleans to investigate, if only unofficially.

Meanwhile, back in New Iberia, three local teenage girls are killed in a drunk driving accident. Robicheaux traces the source of the liquor to one of New Iberia's "daiquiri windows," places that sell mixed drinks through drive-by windows. When the owner of the drive-through operation is brutally murdered, Robicheaux immediately suspects the grief-crazed father of the dead teen driver. But his assumption is challenged when the murder weapon turns up belonging to someone else. Tying together these disparate threads is a maniacal killer named Max Coll, a deeply haunted hit man sent to New Orleans to finish the job of father Dolan.

A masterful exploration of the troubled side of human nature Las Car to Elysian Fields is James Lee Burke in top form. Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “James Lee Burke is at the top of his game.”

    New York Times

  • “Hammer's rendition of the Louisiana misfits and miscreants is right on…And through it all, Burke's magical, descriptive prose flows freely.”


  • “Burke is, above all, an elegiac poet; his sweeping, lyrical sentences give life to the dead and make living worthwhile for the Robicheaux in all of us.”

    Booklist (starred review)

  • “The writing is beautiful, as always, laced with the author's signature descriptions…This is an outstanding entry in an excellent series.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Marcile Stewart | 2/9/2014

    " I can't get enough of Dave Robicheaux novels "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Weaver "Andy" | 2/3/2014

    " Very well written, good character development. Predictable but so much fun to read. A great story about redemption, retribution, reconciliation.. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Karen | 1/26/2014

    " I'm a little mixed up with the timeline of Robicheaux. I can't say more without giving spoilers. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Pat Phillips | 1/20/2014

    " Good story with lots of low-life characters who might be guilty of almost anything. Burke sets all of this up in about 450 pages and then unravels to the conclusion in about 5. Worthwhile. "

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