Heaven's Prisoners

Heaven's Prisoners

Book - 2002
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James Lee Burke's second Robicheaux novel takes the detective out of New Orleans and into the bayou as he seeks a quieter life.

Vietnam vet Dave Robicheaux has turned in his detective's badge, is winning his battle against booze, and has left New Orleans with his wife for the tranquil beauty of Louisiana's bayous. But a plane crash on the Gulf brings a young girl into his life--and with her comes a netherworld of murder, deception, and homegrown crime. Suddenly Robicheaux is confronting Bubba Rocque, a brutal hood he's known since childhood; Rocque's hungry Cajun wife; and a Federal agent with more guts than sense. In a backwater world where a swagger and a gun go further than the law, Robicheaux and those he loves are caught on a tide of violence far bigger than them all...
Publisher: New York : Pocket Books, [2002], c1988.
ISBN: 9780743449199
Branch Call Number: M BURKE J
Characteristics: 308 pages ; 21 cm.


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tcraig1 Jun 30, 2014

Not as good as the debut of Dave Robicheaux but still has some really good moments of dialogue and action

Dec 23, 2013

A good read....details the ÔÇťadoption" of Alafair and the murder of his wife Annie. But Dave gets the bad guys in the end, more or less within the law. This novel is pre-Clete Purcell but Dave does some roughing up of his own.
He is a very descriptive writer, particularly about nature on the bayou.


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