Dave Robicheaux is trying to put a life of violence and crime behind him, leaving homicide to run a boat-rental business in Louisiana's bayou country. But one day while fishing in the Gulf with his wife Annie, he witnesses an event that will change his life forever. A small two-engine plane suddenly crashes into the sea and Robicheaux dives down ...Read MoreDave Robicheaux is trying to put a life of violence and crime behind him, leaving homicide to run a boat-rental business in Louisiana's bayou country. But one day while fishing in the Gulf with his wife Annie, he witnesses an event that will change his life forever. A small two-engine plane suddenly crashes into the sea and Robicheaux dives down to the wreckage to find four bodies and one survivor; a little girl miraculously trapped in a pocket of air. When the authorities insist only three bodies were recovered from the plane, Robicheaux decides to investigate the mystery of the missing man.Read Less
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I started reading James Lee Burke's Dave Robicheaux novels somewhere in the middle, which is what my library had. Got really caught up in Dave's tortured psyche and past, and this novel takes you back to what happened to form him: how he rescued Alafair, his adopted daughter, how his young wife came to her bloody end, etc. Lots of good Dave-stuff here.
May 14, 2009
Gritty characters who always seem to walk the line between danger and humanity. Burke's colorful depictions of his charactersand the area simply transforms the reader inside the storyline. The author introduces Alafair and in spite of language differences smoothly integrates her into story. The constant struggle with good and evil, right and wrong and the psychological ying and yang that Robicheaux deals with daily makes for fascinating reading. Burke merits comparison with southern Gothic type authors and is by far one of the top writers in his genre,
Dec 6, 2007
This book is very well written, the characters are unique and entertaining. I love all of James Lee Burke's books beause they take place in my home state of Louisiana. I think that James Lee Burke is one of todays best writers
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