“Truly astonishing.”–Washington Post Book World
Clutching the shards, of his shattered life, Cajun detective Dave Robicheaux has rejoined the New lberia police force.
His partner is dead–slain during a condemned prisoner’s bloody flight to freedom that left Robicheaux critically wounded and reawakened the ghost of his haunted, violent past.
Following the trail of the escaped convicts, Robicheaux is soon drawn back to New Orleans. But this time, the stakes are even higher. He’s working for the DEA undercover in an attempt to incriminate Tony Cardo, a clinically insane drug lord. But all Robicheaux’s really got is revenge on the mind. And he’ll only be satisfied when the killers who upended his life have been brought to justice.
“No one writes better detective novels … a creator of muscular, violent, headlong stories that honor and at the same time expand conventions of the form … truly astonishing.”–Washington Post Book World
“Totally believable and engrossing … Gumshoe gumbo at its tastiest.”–Chicago Tribune
“A nifty, gritty thriller that takes a double dip into crime New Orleans style.”–Boston Sunday Herald
“One of the very best American crime writers. His Black Cherry Blues won the Mystery Writers of America’s Edgard Award for Best Novel [last year]. A MORNING FOR FALMINGOS may be even better … Remarkable.”–Los Angeles Times Book Review
James Lee Burke is the New York Times bestselling, Edgar Award-winning author of twenty-four novels, including eighteen starring the Cajun detective Dave Robicheaux. Burke grew up on the Texas-Louisiana Gulf Coast, where he now lives with his wife Pearl. They also spend several months a year in Montana.