The 7th Dave Robicheaux novel from Sunday Times bestselling author James Lee Burke When a Nazi submarine is discovered lying in sixty feet of water off the Louisiana coast some troubled ghosts are ready to be released. A local businessman is offering Detective Dave Robicheaux big money to bring the wreck to the surface, but he is not the only one ...
The 7th Dave Robicheaux novel from Sunday Times bestselling author James Lee Burke When a Nazi submarine is discovered lying in sixty feet of water off the Louisiana coast some troubled ghosts are ready to be released. A local businessman is offering Detective Dave Robicheaux big money to bring the wreck to the surface, but he is not the only one after the submarine and its mysterious cargo. Neo-Nazis are on the march in New Orleans, a new spirit of hatred is abroad, and its terrifying embodiment, an icy psychopath called Will Buchalter, is stalking Robicheaux's wife. Robicheaux is about to find out how deep the new current of evil runs - and just how far the crazed Buchalter will go to get his hands on the Nazis' legacy.
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At this date, I have read 18 of James Lee Burkes's books.
All just great - best vocabulary of any author I have read ever!
May 21, 2009
Mickey Spillane type mystery
This is the first book I read by James Lee Burke who was described as the next Raymond Chandler of mystery and crime genre. Dixie City Jam backdrop is the sultry, sensuous city of New Orleans. The main story revolves around Dave Robicheaux, a detective with the Iberia Sheriff's Office, who discovers a sunken WW II Nazi U-boat in local Gulf waters. There are myriad of subplots involving drug deals, prostitution, mobsters and crooked cops. The eventual solution to each dilemma that confronts Detective Robicheaux is handled masterfully by Burke. He definitely has a gift for story telling, colorful characters, realistic dialogue and vividly painted settings. His style of writing is a cross between Mickey Spillane and Dashiell Hammett. I look forward to reading many more of his books.
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