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4.21 out of 54.21 out of 54.21 out of 54.21 out of 54.21 out of 5 4.21 (0 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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A troubled young woman breezes into Detective Robicheaux's hometown of New Iberia, Louisiana. She happens to be the daughter of his friend -- a friend he witnessed gunned down in a bank robbery, a tragedy that forever changed Robicheaux's life.

The twists begin when Trish Klein -- the only offspring of Robicheaux's Vietnam-era buddy -- starts passing marked hundred-dollar bills in local casinos. Is she a good kid gone bad? A victim's child seeking revenge? A promiscuous beauty seducing everyone good within her grasp? And can Robicheaux make peace with his friend's murder in time to figure out how a local mobster fits into all the schemes and death? Will his life be whole again when it has been shattered by so much tragedy?

In Pegasus Descending, James Lee Burke explores psyches as much as evidence, and tries to make sense of human behavior as well as of his characters' crimes. Richly atmospheric, frightening in its sudden violence, and replete with the sort of puzzles only the best crime fiction creates, Burke's latest novel is an unforgettable roller coaster of passion, surprise, and regret. Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “Steeped in complex personality studies, lyrical prose, and richly drawn depictions of Burke’s beloved bayou country.” 

    New York Times

  • “Burke continues to write lushly about southern Louisiana…Burke’s beautifully constructed American setting manages to remain as foreign as the farthest tropical villages.” 

    Entertainment Weekly

  • “Burke is the most poetic and lyrical of today’s American crime writers…In other hands, Pegasus Descending would be merely a gritty noir novel featuring a tough tormented cop. But Burke turns it into an elegiac, almost mystical tale of human frailty, redemption, vengeance, and loyalty.” 

    Times (London)

  • “James Lee Burke has carved out a territory that is very much his own. While the plotting of his novels is as adroit as one could wish, Burke is one of the latter-day descendants of Raymond Chandler who has learned a very important message from the Master: it’s character and atmosphere that counts most in sprawling American narratives like this, and in this area, Burke is nonpareil among current practitioners.” 

    Amazon.com, editorial review

  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Michael McLean | 2/16/2014

    " I am blazing through Burke's canon and almost frightened to think of what I'll do when I finish. Robicheaux feels like an old friend by now and Cletus Purcell becomes a deeper and more interesting character with each novel. Good to know there is a new one coming out this month! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by E Dean | 2/14/2014

    " Had to struggle to get through this one. Will save and pick up to read again later. Not sure if it was me or Burke, probably me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Mailmanr5 | 2/6/2014

    " Typical of the series. Characters are ageing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Bruce McAllister | 2/5/2014

    " Have all of Burke's Robicheaux series and they;re all 5-stars. Probably the finest writer of noir fiction in the country, and certainly one of the best writers in America period. One of the founders of the "literary mystery" genre in America. "

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