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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (2,655 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: James Lee Burke Narrator: Will Patton Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged 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.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “With peerless naturalistic descriptions and lush, metaphysical imagery, Burke creates another challenging morality play for his flawed, everyman hero.” 

    Publishers Weekly

  • “No serious reader of hard-boiled fiction should ever miss a moment of Dave Robicheaux in action.” 


  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Lynn Bullock | 2/19/2014

    " After reading 3 James Lee Burke books, I am thoroughly hooked. His criminals almost are not to be believed, and yet... Burke's writing borders on the profound "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Lindsay Luke | 1/23/2014

    " Another great book by Burke. This one takes place leading up to Katrina. Although it is about New Orleans (with flashbacks to South Florida in the 70s), it was an enjoyable read while vacationing in North Dakota. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Janice | 1/21/2014

    " I love anything written by James Lee Burke, especially Dave Robicheaux novels. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Patrick | 1/18/2014

    " Another fine book by James Lee Burke. No lighthearted fun, here, but the power of the descriptions, the pain of the characters, and the cutting social commentary had me going the whole time. All the way through, I liked this one as well as "Crusader's Cross", though the ending wasn't quite so tremendous, instead drawing a direct line to the next sequential book, "Tin Roof Blowdown". Still, a great book. "

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