A Morning for Flamingos

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A Morning for Flamingos

By James L. Burke

Avon, Mass Market Paperback, 9780380713608, 384pp.

Publication Date: August 1, 1991

Description

Clutching the shards, of his shattered life, Cajun detective Dave Robicheaux has rejoined the New lberia police force.

His partner is dead -- slain during a condemned prisoner's bloodyflight to freedom that left Robicheaux critically wounded...and reawakened the ghost of his haunted, violent past.

Now he's trailing a killer into the sordid head of die Big Easy-caught up in the lethal undercurrents of a mob double-cross...confronting his most dangerous enemy: himself



Praise For A Morning for Flamingos

“No one writes better detective novels. . .A creator of muscular, violent, headlong stories that honor and at the same time expand conventions of the form. . .Truly astonishing.”
-Washington Post Book World

“For grand escape, get your hands on A MORNING FOR FLAMINGOS. Burke is one of the most polished mystery novelists alive; his hero, Cajun detective Dave Robicheaux, is as ripe and as real as they get. . .The man can write.”
-Boston Globe

“As elegant and moody as a New Orleans night.”
-Toronto Globe and Mail

“The plotting is intricate and the action is robust. . .Burke creates rich, complicated characters and treats them with tremendous compassion. And he fashions passages of prose as haunting as any writer at work in America today.”
-New Orleans Times-Picayune