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James Lee Burke's legendary detective Dave Robicheaux returns to try to save his daughter from a sadistic killer.

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James Lee Burke is the author of many novels, and the critically-acclaimed, bestselling Detective Dave Robicheaux series. He won the Edgar Award for both Cimarron Rose and Black Cherry Blues, and Sunset Limited was awarded the CWA Gold Dagger. Two For Texas was adapted for television, and Heaven's Prisoners and In the Electric Mist for film. Burke has been a Breadloaf Fellow and Guggenheim Fellow, has been awarded the Grand Master Award by the Mystery Writers of America and has been nominated for a Pulitzer award. He lives with his wife, Pearl, in Missoula, Montana.www.jamesleeburke.com


[Burke] richly deserves to be described now as one of the finest crime writers America has ever produced ... Spellbinding and dazzlingly observed - if you only buy one crime novel this Christmas make it this one - DAILY MAIL on Light of the WorldJames Lee Burke continues to astonish ... I cannot think of another writer of crime fiction who has sustained such a level of excellence over so many novels featuring the same character - THE TIMES on The Glass RainbowMenacingly dark but with chinks of glittering perception, Lee Burke is the king of Southern noir - DAILY MIRROR on Feast Day of FoolsWhen James Lee Burke writes, the little birdies sing, the sun comes out and old men learn to dance again. That's how good he is - INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY on Purple Cane RoadBurke is the poet of the tortured South and never fails to connect at all levels - TIME OUTAll the characters ... are superbly drawn, and the plot is heart-pounding - WASHINGTON POST on Creole Belle

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