By James Lee Burke
The writer of “one of America’s top secret sequence” (Library magazine, starred review), New York Times bestselling writer James Lee Burke beneficial properties Louisiana detective Dave Robicheaux in a “superlative” (Publishers Weekly, starred evaluate) bayou thriller.
The brutal murders of 7 younger ladies in a neighboring parish pull Robicheaux from his New Iberia domestic right into a case with all of the telltale symptoms of a serial killer. other than that one of many sufferers, a highschool honors scholar, doesn’t healthy. Investigating together with his good friend Clete Purcel, Robicheaux confronts Herman Stanga, a infamous pimp and crack dealer—but stunning violence sends the already blood-soaked case spiraling uncontrolled. And together with his daughter, Alafair, in love with a guy who has risky ties to a as soon as renowned Louisiana kinfolk, each darkish worry Robicheaux harbors for himself and his daughter are at the precipice of turning into fact.
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I jogged down East Main, under the canopy of live oaks that spanned the entirety of the street, past The Shadows and the bed-and-breakfast that had been the residence of the plantation’s overseer, past the massive old brick post office and the Evangeline Theater, across the drawbridge at Burke Street and into City Park, where people were barbecuing under the shelters along the bayou and high school kids were playing a work-up softball game on the ball diamond. I jogged for four miles, circling twice through the park.
Purcel tore him up at a bar in the black district. And I mean tore him up proper. The pimp’s lawyer is down here now. ” “Stanga must have done something. ” “He just poleaxed a deputy. ” I dressed and drove up the bayou ten miles to the lockup in the St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Annex, next to the white-columned courthouse that had been built on the town square in the 1850s. Emma Poche met me at the door and walked me down to the holding cell where Clete had been forcibly transferred. Emma was around thirty-five and had gold hair and was slightly overweight, her cheeks always pooled with color, like a North European’s rather than a Cajun’s.
The upshot was a blown tire, forty feet of barbed-wire fence tangled under his car frame, and a half-dozen Brahmas headed for Texas. A. whom I saw occasionally at different meetings in the area. Her name was Emma Poche, and, like me, she had once been with the NOPD and had left the department under the same circumstances, ninety proof and trailing clouds of odium. Even today I had trepidation about Emma and believed she was perhaps one of those driven creatures who, regardless of 12-step membership, lived one drink and one click away from the Big Exit.