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Swan Peak
by James Lee Burke and Will Patton


Overview - Trouble follows Dave Robicheaux.

James Lee Burke's new novel finds Detective Robicheaux far from his New Iberia roots, attempting to relax in the untouched wilderness of rural Montana. He, his wife, and his buddy Clete Purcel have retreated to stay at an old friend's ranch, hoping to spend their days fishing and enjoying their distance from the harsh, gritty landscape of Louisiana post-Katrina.  Read more...


 
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Overview
Trouble follows Dave Robicheaux.

James Lee Burke's new novel finds Detective Robicheaux far from his New Iberia roots, attempting to relax in the untouched wilderness of rural Montana. He, his wife, and his buddy Clete Purcel have retreated to stay at an old friend's ranch, hoping to spend their days fishing and enjoying their distance from the harsh, gritty landscape of Louisiana post-Katrina.

But the serenity is quickly shattered when two college students are found brutally murdered in the hills behind where the Robicheauxs and Purcel are staying. Drawn into a twisted and dangerous mystery involving a wealthy, vicious oil tycoon, his deformed brother and beautiful wife, a sexually deviant minister, an escaped con and former country music star, and a vigilante Texas gunbull out for blood. At the center of the storm is Clete, who cannot shake the feeling that he is being haunted by ghosts from his past -- namely Sally Dio, the mob boss he'd sabotaged and killed years before.

In this expertly drawn, gripping story, Burke deftly weaves intricate, engaging plotlines and original, compelling characters with his uniquely graceful prose. He transcends genre yet again in the latest thrilling addition to his New York Times bestselling series.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780743571876
  • ISBN-10: 0743571878
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
  • Publish Date: July 2008
  • Page Count: 12
  • Dimensions: 5.88 x 5.06 x 1.18 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.7 pounds

Series: Dave Robicheaux Mysteries (Audio)

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Books > Fiction > Mystery & Detective - Hard-Boiled
Books > Fiction > Mystery & Detective - Police Procedural

 
Publishers Weekly Reviews

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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page 66.
  • Review Date: 2008-07-28
  • Reviewer: Staff

Detective Dave Robicheaux is pitted against all types, from an oil tycoon's deformed brother to a sexually indiscreet minister. With these colorful characters running rampant, narrator Will Patton never stumbles in his delivery or interpretations, offering realistic, entertaining characters who are sure to engage listeners right from the start. Patton's voice is perfectly suited for Burke's rough and tumble tale, his gritty Southern dialect sets the tone for this brooding murder mystery. A Simon & Schuster hardcover (Reviews, May 19). (July)

 
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Detective Dave Robicheaux usually hangs out in New Iberia, Louisiana, but in Swan Peak, his 17th appearance in a novel by James Lee Burke, he and his larger-than-life, semper-combative cohort Clete Purcell have left the steamy bayous for a fishing vacation under the brilliant sky of Montana's Bitterroot Mountains. But trouble, in many guises, follows them north and neither one of them can turn away from a fight for right and justice. The air may be clean, but the thugs driving a van for the nasty oil billionaire who lives in the mansion on the hill with his severely scarred brother and his beautiful, country singer wife, are as dirty as they come and had ties to Clete's mob nemesis, Sally Dio. Add the vicious murders of two local college kids, and a toxic Texas gunbull here to track an escaped inmate who, with good reason, buried a shiv in his chest. Burke weaves these disparate threads together, taking you on a wild ride into the seamier side of the wild West and into Dave's demon-drenched need to set things right in a world gone mostly wrong. As before, Will Patton's finely nuanced reading is the perfect match for Burke's strong, lyrical prose. An A-plus audio!

 
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