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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (3,750 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: James Lee Burke Narrator: Will Patto Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Dave Robicheaux Series Release Date:
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Beloved hero Detective Dave Robicheaux returns to his roots, becoming entangled in a series of murders connected with an ex-convict turned bestselling author. Another bestselling triumph from James Lee Burke.

A brilliant prose stylist, a preternaturally sensitive student of human nature, and a storyteller of the highest rank, James Lee Burke has created one of the classic characters of American fiction. Driven by a keen sense of right and wrong, forever in conflict with his twin demons of alcoholism and rage, Detective Dave Robicheaux is a flawed yet singularly sympathetic hero.

Detective Dave Robicheaux is back home in New Iberia Parish and once again on the trail of a killer. But when his best friend is accused of murder and his daughter gets involved with some shady business, Robicheaux will need to muster every ounce of guts, wit, and investigative chops he has to solve the case.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “The sights, smells, and sounds of the Louisiana bayous become sensory experiences in Burke’s novels.” 

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “A must read for fans of the series.” 

    Seattle Post-Intelligencer 

  • “In the last half, Burke kicks into another gear: superb suspense leading to a gripping, set-piece finale that is a masterpiece of texture and mood, with the high-energy climax in the foreground both contrasted against and supported by the intensely lyrical, heavily melancholic prose that swells and recedes underneath the action. Not to be missed by any follower of the landmark series.” 

    Booklist (starred review)

  • “This is an outstanding addition to one of America’s best mystery series. Burke fans will not be disappointed.” 

    Library Journal (starred review) 

  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • A 2011 Macavity Award Nominee for Best Mystery Novel
  • One of the 2010 Kirkus Reviews’ Best Books: Mysteries

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Agnes | 2/17/2014

    " Did Dave and Clete make it? Or are there more books in future? Dave is getting 'long in the tooth' for all his escapades. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Ed Bellamy | 2/8/2014

    " Listening to the James LEE Burke books are incredible, I can't get enough. This again was another great Burke novel. What I enjoyed so much about this book was the focus on Clete. He is a great character and instead of Dave always coming to Clete's rescue the roles were reversed. Burke has a way of making us really feel what is going on in the characters lives. His descriptions are so detailed you almost feel sorry for some of the criminals. Sure at the end you usually know the outcomes but Burke seems to put things in perspective. This was enjoyable to listen to. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Loie | 2/4/2014

    " I love the descriptions that James Lee Burke uses in his books. He can describe the same physical area in so many different ways, using different words and comparison yet making each one unique. Dave Robicheaux is the protagonist in yet another murder/mystery series book. He needs to discover who is behind the murder of some young women in Jefferson Davis Parrish. Along with his best friend Clete Purcel he travels the roads of southern Louisiana, introducing the reader to characters such as the Abelards, Vider Perkins and Emma Pochet. A good book with lots of twists and turns. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Greta Roussos | 1/26/2014

    " Now one of my favorite stories by JL Burke, The Glass Rainbow made a recent trip to Canada with me and brought even more excitement to being away from home. If you're familiar with his characters, then I won't spoil the book for you by pointing out who was missing and wondering out loud why? If you're new to Robideaux, then you're not going to miss anything and enjoy a great writer. "

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