Burning Angel by James Lee Burke
(Dave Robicheaux Mysteries)

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From the New York Times bestselling author James Lee Burke comes another brilliant Dave Robicheaux novel—now available in ebook—featuring the Louisiana detective in a race to solve a murder before more blood is shed.

The Fontenot family has lived as sharecroppers on Bertrand land for as long as anyone can remember. So why are they now being forced from their homes? And what does the murder of Della Landry—the girlfriend of New Orleans fixer Sonny Boy Marsallus—have to do with it?

Marsallus’s secrets seem tied to those of the Fontenots. But can Detective Dave Robicheaux make sense of it all before more bodies drop? In James Lee Burke’s intense and powerful crime novel, Robicheaux digs deep into the bad blood and dirty secrets of Louisiana’s past—while confronting a ragtag alliance of local mobsters and a hired assassin.

In the suspenseful series that continues to be both a critical and popular success, Burning Angel will keep you glued to the pages until the ­­­breathtaking finale.

About James Lee Burke

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James Lee Burke, a rare winner of two Edgar Awards, and named Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America, is the author of twenty-eight previous novels and two collections of short stories, including such "New York Times" bestsellers as "Swan Peak", "Tin Roof Blowdown", "Last Car to Elysian Fields" and "Crusader's Cross". He lives in Missoula, Montana, and New Iberia, Louisiana.
Published February 24, 2014 by Pocket Star. 468 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure, Romance, Crime, Horror, Political & Social Sciences. Fiction

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But the ingredients this time are so familiar--the tormented vet, the moralizing killer, the buried treasure that should've stayed buried, and of course Dave's own barely governable violence--that he seems to be writing almost as formulaically as Dick Francis.

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As Bertrand's personal life, secretly intertwined with another Fontenont, surfaces, Dave faces a thug said to have trained Idi Amin at an Israeli jump school and also gets suspended (after losing his temper and causing some serious damage at a Mafia hangout).

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Robicheaux, self-conscious that he is a white man, is tormented with evidence of white chicanery, but even as he is eager to right what wrongs he can, he feels it is presumptuous for him to believe he can understand the grievances of the African Americans among whom he has grown up.

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"If you ever doubt the proximity of the past," writes Burke, "you only have to look over your shoulder at the rain slanting on the fields...just a careless wink of the eye, just that quick, and you're among them...in step with the great armies of the dead."

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