Dave Robicheaux, the Louisiana cop who's easily one of the most complex and compelling protagonists in mystery fiction, confronts his own demons as well as a brutal adversary who might be the devil himself in this dark thriller. Robicheaux doesn't believe Tee Bobby Hulin, a drug addicted musical genius, has murdered a prostitute and a teenager. Burke looks to the lower depths to find his villain, and the creature that emerges, as if from some primordial swamp, strikes a new kind of fear in everyone he encounters.
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by James Lee Burke
"Listening to Mark Hammer reading Burke's twelfth novel about Cajun cop Dave Robicheaux, it's easy to imagine you're on the shore of Bayou Teche, hearing a weathered cop tell of past adventures. The story is powerful, poignant, and spellbinding as Hammer relates Robicheaux's investigation of a series of rape-murders, his attempt to prove the innocence of a young blues singer with a drug habit, and his encounter with a man called "Legion," who may or may not be the biblical Prince of Evil. The author provides a brief introduction to the novel, which flows into the melody of Harry Choates's 1946 Cajun hit "Jolie Blonde." With a deliberate pace, Hammer pulls us in, capturing Robicheaux's spiritual exhaustion yet compelling us to hang on his every word. S.E.S. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award (c) AudioFile 2002, Portland, Maine"
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