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Summary

When Dave Robicheaux gets the call saying his ex-partner Clete Purcel is in jail for felony assault and resisting arrest, bailing him out is instinctive. After all, Clete is the man who saved Dave's life. But Clete's latest escapade isn't just worrying because it shows his demons are gaining the upper hand; it also brings some of those demons into Dave's life, in the most personal way possible...

©2010 James Lee Burke (P)2010 Recorded Books LLC

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  • Derek
  • Maspujols, Spain
  • 01-11-11

Pleasant Surprise

This was on offer 6.99 down from 24.99, so I wasn't especially optimistic when I decided to get it, I mean if it's brilliant, why would it be so cheap? Well, what a joy, well written and well read. Recommended to all, especially those not afraid to cry!

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  • Sandra
  • United Kingdom
  • 12-11-13

Where do they go from here!!??


Robicheaux and Purcell have held me enthralled by their adventures for years!
With the constant twists and turns of this story and the psychological portraits of all the characters, Burke has kept me breathless from beginning to end.

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  • Martin
  • Weymouth, United Kingdom
  • 24-12-11

Great characters

Every character is a real "original". A superb story line too. I haved learned a lot about Louisiana as well.

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Favorite so far

Great story but also the narration by Will Patton and the dialogue is just genius. Clete Purcel is by far the best character and his exchanges with quick witted young street kid who spend much of the novel being referred to 'kiss my ass' is just the funniest and skillful I have come across! The story too is skilfully crafted.

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Awesome atmosphere

Not a page turner like some - but really good at getting into the Characters some more
Great story and ending

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Brilliant

one off the most compelling series off books. character's are excellent. atmosphere is superb. some of the best audio books I've read.

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  • Karren
  • grimsbyUnited Kingdom
  • 12-07-15

Great listen

I have listened to several of this authors books and am impressed once again!
The story is gripping and fast moving and I have stayed up till the early hours to finish the book when I returned from my holiday. ( I ran out of beach time)


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Tedious in the extreme

I bought this on the strength of reviews on Amazon and Audible, and I was sorely disappointed. I found the story tedious in the extreme, the narrator's voice was in the minor key that made me think of mournful music, very depressing, though I do think he was skilled with the different voices he used in character. I think the tone he used for the majority of the book just relayed the main character's personality.

I really didn't like any of the characters much at all, and the story of murders didn't seem to be the main purpose of the tale. I won't bother with this author again, though I do appreciate that he has a very strong following, he is not to my taste.

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