Crusader's Cross (Mass Market Paperbound)

By James Lee Burke

Pocket Books, 9780743277204, 483pp.

Publication Date: August 1, 2006



For detective Dave Robicheaux, memories -- including those of a strange and violent summer from his youth -- are best left alone. But a dying man's confession forces Robicheaux to resurrect a decades-old mystery with a missing woman at its heart. Her name may or may not have been Ida Durbin, and Robicheaux's half brother, Jimmie, paid a brutal price for entering her world. Now the truth will plunge Robicheaux into the manipulations of New Orleans' wealthiest family, into a complex love affair of his own, and into hot pursuit of a killer expanding his territory beyond the Big Easy at a frightening pace.

Praise For Crusader's Cross

"It's harder to put down than flypaper."

-- The Philadelphia Inquirer


-- Los Angeles Times