James Lee Burke
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James Lee Burke is in top form in his 18th novel about Dave Robicheaux — a preternaturally perceptive Cajun detective in Louisiana. A Vietnam vet and recovering alcoholic, his hair-trigger emotions swing from rage at injustice to compassion for the disenfranchised.
Best known for his series about Louisiana cop Dave Robicheaux, crime writer James Lee Burke moves westward in his latest novel. Rain Gods has a different protagonist, Hackberry Holland, and is set in the dry landscape of Texas.
Lots of you are taking late-summer vacations or devoting weekends to squeezing out the last bits of this lovely season, and we didn't want you do to do it bookless. Here's a late, but still timely, list of summer book recommendations from Day to Day's Karen Grigsby Bates.
James Lee Burke has been writing about South Louisiana for half a century. The first wave of post-Katrina fiction is now hitting bookstores, and Burke rides it with two new books: Tin Roof Blowdown, the latest novel in his Dave Robicheaux series, and the story collection Jesus Out to Sea.