Detective Dave Robicheaux and his longtime friend and partner Clete Purcel are
vacationing in Montana’s spectacular Big Sky country when a series of
suspicious events leads them to believe their lives—and the lives of their
families—are in danger.
In contrast to the tranquil
beauty of Flathead Lake and the colorful summertime larch and fir unspooling
across unblemished ranchland, a venomous presence lurks in the caves and hills,
intent on destroying innocent lives. First, Alafair Robicheaux is nearly killed
by an arrow while hiking alone on a trail. Then Clete’s daughter, Gretchen
Horowitz, runs afoul of a local cop, with dire consequences. Next, Alafair
thinks she sees a familiar face following her around town—but how could
convicted sadist and serial killer Asa Surette be loose on the streets of
Montana? Surrette committed a string of heinous murders while capital
punishment was outlawed in his home state of Kansas. Years ago, Alafair, a
lawyer and novelist, interviewed Surette in prison, aiming to prove him guilty
of other crimes and eligible for the death penalty. Recently, a prison
transport van carrying Surette crashed and he is believed dead, but Alafair
isn’t so sure.
of the World is
a harrowing novel that examines the nature of evil and pits Dave Robicheaux
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