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Heaven's Prisoners (Dave Robicheaux )

James Lee Burke

Paperback

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Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (4/30/1996)
Mass Market Paperback (10/1/1989)

Description

James Lee Burke’s second Robicheaux novel takes the detective out of New Orleans and into the bayou as he seeks a quieter life.

Vietnam vet Dave Robicheaux has turned in his detective’s badge, is winning his battle against booze, and has left New Orleans with his wife for the tranquil beauty of Louisiana’s bayous. But a plane crash on the Gulf brings a young girl into his life—and with her comes a netherworld of murder, deception, and homegrown crime. Suddenly Robicheaux is confronting Bubba Rocque, a brutal hood he’s known since childhood; Rocque’s hungry Cajun wife; and a Federal agent with more guts than sense. In a backwater world where a swagger and a gun go further than the law, Robicheaux and those he loves are caught on a tide of violence far bigger than them all...


Praise For Heaven's Prisoners (Dave Robicheaux )

Kansas City Star Riveting...Burke is a master.

New York Newsday A fine, compelling novel.

The Philadelphia Inquirer Fine, intelligent prose, gritty yet poetic.

Elmore Leonard Burke tells a story in a style all his own: language that's alive, electric; he's a master at setting mood, laying in atmosphere, all with quirky, raunchy dialogue that's a delight.

Simon & Schuster, 9780743449199, 320pp.

Publication Date: November 1, 2002



About the Author

James Lee Burke is a New York Times bestselling author, two-time winner of the Edgar Award, and the recipient of the Guggenheim Fellowship for Creative Arts in Fiction. He’s authored thirty-nine novels and two short story collections. He lives in Missoula, Montana.