A Stained White Radiance by James Lee Burke
(A Dave Robicheaux Novel)

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“It’s impossible to think of the Louisiana bayou without conjuring up James Lee Burke’s Dave Robicheaux books” (Chicago Tribune), including this early masterwork that pits the Cajun police detective against one of the New South’s most twisted and powerful forces. Oil speculator Weldon Sonnier is the patriarch of a troubled family intimately bound to the CIA, the Mob, and the Klan. Now, the murder of a cop and a bizarre assassination attempt pull Robicheaux into the Sonniers’ hellish world of madness, murder, and incest. But Robicheaux has devils of his own— and they may just destroy the tormented investigator and the two people he holds most dear.
 

About James Lee Burke

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James Lee Burke, winner of two Edgar awards, is the author of nineteen previous novels, many of them "New York Times" bestsellers, including "Cimmaron Rose", Cadillac Jukebox", & "Sunset Limited". He & his wife divide their time between Missoula, Montana, & New Iberia, Louisiana.
 
Published January 27, 2014 by Pocket Star. 404 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Pub Date: April 1st, 1992 Page count: 346pp ...

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As the murder of a local cop draws him into the painful conflicts of a bayou family, sadistic villains and interior demons plague Cajun police detective Dave Robicheaux in this satisfying novel of suspense.

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Harshly abused as children, the Sonniers exert a strong pull on Robicheaux, whose desire to help pits him and his former New Orleans police department partner Cletus Purcel against southern Louisiana's fierce Mafia leader and his hired thugs, one of whom, Robicheaux observes, has a face with the ...

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A formula book is a contract between the author and his readers, and James Lee Burke's fifth Dave Robicheaux mystery delivers what Burke has always promised his fans.

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