Author(s): James Lee Burke
Introducing the New Orleans detective Dave Robicheaux. Johnny Massina, a convicted murderer bound for the electric chair, has warned Dave Robicheaux that he's on somebody's hit list, and now the homicide detective is trying to discover just who that is before he ends up dead. Meanwhile he has taken on the murder investigation of a young black girl found dead in the Bayou swamp - a case no one seems keen for him to investigate. But Robicheaux persists and uncovers a web of corruption that some would kill to protect, leading him to a terrifying confrontation with the one horror he fears most of all.
One of five early Jame Lee Burke titles new to Orion - alongside A Stained White Radiance, A Morning for Flamingos, Heaven's Prisoners and Black Cherry Blues Great series look for the Phoenix list Tremendous sales for all his titles - he consistently sells over 50,000 copies in paperback Burke has won the Gold Dagger once (Sunset Limited) and the Edgar Award twice (for this novel and Cimarron Rose) 'Critics are running out of superlatives to describe the writing of James Lee Burke' Observer
James Lee Burke is the author of twenty-two previous novels, including twelve featuring Detective Dave Robicheaux. He lives with his wife, Pearl, in Missoula, Montana and New Iberia, Louisiana.