A Stained White Radiance (Dave Robicheaux)-James Lee Burke

  • Title: A Stained White Radiance (Dave Robicheaux)
  • Author: James Lee Burke
  • Released: 2010-11-30
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  • Pages: 464
  • ISBN: 1439167591
  • ISBN13: 978-1439167595
  • ASIN: 1439167591


From Publishers Weekly As the murder of a local cop draws him into the painful conflicts of a bayou family, sadistic villains and interior demons plague Cajun police detective Dave Robicheaux in this satisfying novel of suspense.
Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

From Kirkus Reviews Another dark rhapsody on Burke's favorite themes--power and vengeance, organized crime, maverick Louisiana lawmen, and nightmares from Vietnam--all pulled together more tightly than ever by the Sonnier family, threatened by somebody (oilman brother Weldon's mob contacts? televangelist brother Lyle's stray sheep? sister Drew's old political enemies? brother-in-law Bobby Earl's followers in the Aryan Nation? hateful paterfamilias Verise, long presumed dead in a tanker explosion?) who first shoots out Weldon's window and then executes a cop in the family basement. There'll be more violence--much more--and enough guilt for everybody, as New Iberia detective Dave Robicheaux, instead of maundering over the issues, as in Black Cherry Blues (1989) and A Morning for Flamingos (1990), turns in his finest performance to date. By no means a well-made detective story--the Sonniers' coincidental bad luck rivals Job's--but a wholly original tale of crime and revenge, inside and outside the law. This series keeps getting stronger and stronger. -- Copyright ©1992, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved. --This text refers to the edition. pdf
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