Swan Peak

Swan Peak

By James Lee Burke

Pocket Books, Mass Market Paperbound, 9781416548546, 564pp.

Publication Date: May 26, 2009


James Lee Burke's beloved Louisiana lawman Dave Robicheaux returns--this time, traveling from New Iberia Parish to the wilds of Montana in this adventure-filled sequel to "Black Cherry Blues."
Dave Robicheaux, his wife, and his buddy Clete Purcell have retreated to an old friend's ranch, hoping to spend their days fishing and enjoying their distance from the harsh, gritty landscape of Louisiana post-Katrina. But the serenity is soon shattered when two college students are found brutally murdered in the hills behind where the Robicheauxs and Purcell are staying. They quickly find themselves involved in a twisted and dangerous mystery involving a wealthy, vicious oil tycoon, his deformed brother and beautiful wife, a sexually deviant minister, an escaped con and former country music star, and a vigilante Texas gunbull out for blood. At the center of the storm is Clete, who cannot shake the feeling that he is being haunted by the ghosts from his past--namely Sally Dio, the mob boss he'd sabotaged and killed years before.
Deftly weaving intricate, engaging plotlines and original, compelling characters with his graceful prose, Burke transcends genre yet again in the latest thrilling addition to his "New York Times "bestselling series.

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 "The Glass Rainbow", "Swan Peak", "The Tin Roof Blowdown", "Last Car to Elysian Fields", and "Rain Gods". He lives in Missoula, Montana.

Praise For Swan Peak

"Another triumph." -- Los Angeles Times

"A sprawling, exuberant thriller." -- The Oregonian