Last Car to Elysian Fields

By James Lee Burke
(Pocket Star, Mass Market Paperbound, 9780743466639, 496pp.)

Publication Date: September 2004

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Description
Sheriff Dave Robicheaux returns to New Orleans in this intense, atmospheric entry in the "New York Times" bestselling series by "America's best novelist" James Lee Burke ("The Denver Post")
For Dave Robicheaux, there is no easy passage home. New Orleans, and the memories of his life in the Big Easy, will always haunt him. So to return there--as he does in "Last Car to Elysian Fields"--means visiting old ghosts, exposing old wounds, opening himself up to new, yet familiar, dangers.
When Robicheaux, now a police officer based in the somewhat quieter Louisiana town of New Iberia, learns that an old friend, Father Jimmie Dolan, a Catholic priest always at the center of controversy, has been the victim of a particularly brutal assault, he knows he has to return to New Orleans to investigate, if only unofficially. What he doesn't realize is that in doing so he is inviting into his life--and into the lives of those around him--an ancestral evil that could destroy them all.
A masterful exploration of the troubled side of human nature and the darkest corners of the heart, and filled with the kinds of unforgettable characters that are the hallmarks of his novels, "Last Car to Elysian Fields" is James Lee Burke in top form in the kind of lush, atmospheric thriller that his fans have come to expect from the master of crime fiction.



About the Author
James Lee Burke, a rare winner of two Edgar Awards, and named Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America, is the author of more than thirty previous novels and two collections of short stories, including such "New York Times" bestsellers as "Light of the World", "Creole Belle", "Swan Peak", "The Tin Roof Blowdown", and "Feast Day of Fools". He lives in Missoula, Montana.
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