When Dave Robicheaux gets the call saying his ex-partner Clete Purcel is in jail for felony assault and resisting arrest, bailing him out is instinctive. After all, Clete is the man who saved Dave's life by carrying him down a fire escape with two bullets in his back
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With the atmosphere as thick as the fug of Louisiana's swamps, Burke displays a poetic vein that sets him apart from most crime writers. He also knows how to tell a cracking story.
MAIL ON SUNDAY||A deeply lyrical howl of outrage from a master.
CATHOLIC HERALD||A superior piece of crime fiction.
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