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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,928 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: James Lee Burke Narrator: Mark Hammer, Will Patton Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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A forgotten Nazi sub brings old hatreds to the surface.

They’re out there, under the salt—the bodies of German seamen who used to lie in wait at the mouth of the Mississippi for unescorted American tankers sailing from the oil refineries of Baton Rouge out into the Gulf of Mexico.

Dave Robicheaux had been haunted by the sailors’ images as a child—then, as a young college student, he’d discovered one of their sunken subs while scuba diving. Years later, in a New Orleans populated by desperate hustlers and millennium-watchers of all stripes, Robicheaux finds himself and his family at serious risk, stalked for his knowledge of a watery burial ground by a mysterious man named Will Buchalter—a man who believes that the Holocaust was one big hoax.

A masterpiece of suspense, Dixie City Jam takes readers deep into the human heart of darkness.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Splendidly atmospheric…with dialogue so sharp you can save with it.” 


  • “One of the best novels of the year from one of the very best writers at work today.” 

    Rocky Mountain News

  • “This tale’s strength lies in breathtaking, moody descriptive passages and incisive vignettes that set time, place and character…In rich, dense prose, Burke conjures up bizarre, believable characters who inhabit vivid, spellbinding scenes in a multifaceted, engrossing plot.” 

    Publishers Weekly

  • “We should never underestimate Burke’s ability to twist formula in new directions, always spicing the literary comfort food that is genre fiction with a distinctive new tang.” 


  • “Once again, with strong and graceful prose, Burke presents a tale as dark and rich as a cup of chicory coffee. Highly recommended.” 

    Library Journal

  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • A USA Today Bestseller
  • A 1998 New York Times Notable Book for Mysteries

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Beth | 2/19/2014

    " Dave Robicheaux is haunted by an old crime. Megan and Cisco Flynn's father, a union organizer, was beaten and nailed to a barn. Decades later, the Flynn siblings are back in town: Cisco is making a movie, Megan is a world class photographer. Assisted by the unusual (usual) cast of characters (Clete Purcell his ex-partner, Helen his current partner, weird hit men, the New Orleans Mob, and downtrodden Cajuns) Dave finally unravels who perpetrated the crime and why. I listened to this book on tape several years ago; reading it was almost a new experience. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Christine | 2/11/2014

    " I do agree with others who have already reviewed this book generally. I like very much his sense of place - his words paint evocative pictures. I loved the scenes with Robicheaux and daughter Alafair fishing together. Its a compelling mystery and made me unable to put it down. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Lou | 2/8/2014

    " I always enjoy reading Dave Robicheaux books. This one is no exception. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Laurie | 2/5/2014

    " It was a bit confusing at time and just did not grip me to keep reading really fast. So I forced myself to finish "

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