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Summary

A routine assignment transporting two death-row prisoners to their executions goes fatally wrong, leaving Dave Robicheaux brutally wounded and his partner dead.

Obsessed with revenge, Dave is persuaded by the DEA to go undercover into the torrid sleepy depths of New Orleans, a volatile world of Mafia drug-running and Cajun voodoo magic. He becomes irrevocably snarled in the nightmarish web surrounding Mafia don Tony Cardo and must put himself against his own worst fears in order to survive.

Fans of Dennis Lehane, Michael Connelly and Don Winslow will love James Lee Burke.

©1991 James Lee Burke (P)2005 W F Howes

Critic reviews

"No argument: James Lee Burke is among the finest of all contemporary American novelists." (Daily Mail)

"James Lee Burke is the heavyweight champ, a great American novelist whose work, taken individually or as a whole, is unsurpassed." (Michael Connelly)

"A gorgeous prose stylist." (Stephen King)

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