Personal tragedy has left Dave Robicheaux close to the edge. Battling against his old addiction to alcohol and haunted nightly by vivid dreams and visitations, Dave finds his only tranquillity at home with his young ward Alafair. But even this fragile peace is shattered by the arrival of Dixie Lee Pugh who brings with him a brutal trail of murder ...
Personal tragedy has left Dave Robicheaux close to the edge. Battling against his old addiction to alcohol and haunted nightly by vivid dreams and visitations, Dave finds his only tranquillity at home with his young ward Alafair. But even this fragile peace is shattered by the arrival of Dixie Lee Pugh who brings with him a brutal trail of murder and violence. Robicheaux reluctantly agrees to help out his old friend but becomes more involved than he bargained for when he finds himself suspect Number One in the series of bloody killings. Forced to leave his home, Robicheaux's precarious existence reaches breaking point when Alafair's life is threatened.
First edition. Softcover. Advanced Reading Copy. The third book to feature Dave Robicheaux and the winner of the Edgar Award. An about very good copy in wrappers with some creasing to the corners and some slanting to the spine. Less common in this format.
Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 0316116998. A Good Read ships from Toronto and Niagara Falls, NY-customers outside of North America please allow two to three weeks for delivery. Remainder mark on top edge. Bit of wear to upper back tip of d/j.; 9.20 X 6.20 X 1.30 inches; 290 pages.
Very Good+ in Near Fine dust jacket. 9780316116992. Spotting to book edges. Previous owner's name on front board. Copy has been read. No Priority shipping. International orders may require additional postage.; Full number line. Tight and square.; 9.20 X 6.20 X 1.30 inches; 290 pages.
Very good in fine dust jacket. This book is like brand new except for remainder mark/eraser on first end page and stamps on top of page edges "#19 and a small ink mark". Sewn binding. Paper over boards. 290 p. Dave Robicheaux Mysteries (Hardcover). Audience: General/trade. This is such a nice copy-pages like new/binding straight and tight but someone did get crazy with a stamp on top of pages and a price has been erased inside. Book is in a plastic jacket. Great series with unbridled violence at times.
Very good in very good dust jacket. book: boards loose, minor crimp to spine edges, tiny gouge to top edge, small area of very faint moisture staining to top edge, dj: mild shelf & edge wear, approx 1" x 1/8" indentation on front panel near gutter, very minor toning along very top edge of flaps. a nice unread reading copy with complete jacket with mylar protection.
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Publishers Weekly, 1989-07-07 Burke pits a land-hungry oil company against a Blackfeet Indian reservation in a stunning novel that takes detective fiction into new imaginative realms. His Cajun sleuth, Dave Robicheaux, an ex-New Orleans cop featured in two previous novels, attends Alcoholics Anonymous meetings, has recurrent nightmares about his murdered wife, and cares for an adopted El Salvadoran refugee girl. When two American Indian activists disappear, Robicheaux's dogged investigation not only sets him on a collision course with Mafia thugs and oil interests, but also leads him into a romance with Darlene American Horse, his ex-partner's girlfriend. All the main characters in this darkly beautiful, lyric saga carry heavy emotional baggage, and Robicheaux's sleuthing is a simultaneous exorcism of demons of grief, loss, fear, rage, vengeance. Burke's fictional terrain--stretching from the Louisiana bayous to Montana's red cliffs and pine-dotted hills--is uniquely his own, yet also a microcosm of a multi-ethnic America. He writes from the heart and the gut. 35,000 first printing; major ad/promo. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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