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Heaven's Prisoners
Heaven's Prisoners | James Lee Burke
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Now in ebook, James Lee Burkes second Robicheaux novel takes the detective out of New Orleans and into the bayou as he seeks a quieter life. Vietnam vet Dave Robicheaux has turned in his detectives badge, is winning his battle against booze, and has left New Orleans with his wife for the tranquil beauty of Louisianas bayous. But a plane crash on the Gulf brings a young girl into his lifeand with her comes a netherworld of murder, deception, and homegrown crime. Suddenly Robicheaux is confronting Bubba Rocque, a brutal hood hes known since childhood; Rocques hungry Cajun wife; and a Federal agent with more guts than sense. In a backwater world where a swagger and a gun go further than the law, Robicheaux and those he loves are caught on a tide of violence far bigger than them all...
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Heaven's Prisoners | James Lee Burke
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It's roman noir at its very best. The characters have layers upon layers, even the third bad guy from the right has layers. We find Robicheaux living his life after leaving the New Orleans police force at the end of Neon Rain. He went back to the bayou and his childhood house south of New Iberia.

Burke knows how to spin a story. It's a wonderful, dark tale of despair, falling off the wagon, redemption and justice.

Cathythoughts Second time this author came up today ! Stacking 9mo
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Heaven's Prisoners | James Lee Burke
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Burke knows how to spin a story. It's a wonderful, dark tale of despair, falling off the wagon, redemption and justice. #marchintothe70s #bluebayou
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Cinfhen Gorgeous graphics and book sounds really good. 9mo
writerlibrarian If noir lit is your jam Burke is a must read. In small doses for me because it gets me depressed but the writing is so good, the plot is solid but it's the characters that make it amazing. (edited) 9mo
gradcat This bayou is much prettier than mine is, but we both tagged the same author (albeit different novels) 😂😂 9mo
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