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James Lee Burke
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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. Read on the Scribd mobile app. Download the free Scribd mobile app to read anytime, anywhere. Publisher: Pocket StarReleased: Feb 24, 2014ISBN: 9781476779751Format: book.

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Defending an African American farm family from local mobsters who want their land, Cajun detective Dave Robicheaux travels from his native New Orleans to Central America in pursuit of a notorious gambler and hit man
  • James Lee Burke’s Dave Robicheaux series transcends the bounds of detective fiction and deserves the title of literature. Burning Angel, the eighth book in his time-tested series, proves the point. These novels are worth reading for their prose style alone. They’re written as well as anything I’ve read that is deemed Southern literature.

    Lyricism and brutality in James Lee Burke

    Burke’s prose is lyrical when describing the lush environment of rural Louisiana, brutally graphic in passages that describe the ever-present violence. Burke’s not for the squeamish. But if you can stand the heat, you’ll be well rewarded.

    In Burning Angel, as in so much of the series, Dave Robicheaux tangles with the New Orleans mob when its tentacles extend into his own territory, New Iberia Parish. This time the Giacano crime family takes a bow. The wounded Vietnam veteran, former New Orleans police lieutenant, now deputy sheriff, and future private investigator finds himself face-to-face with the family’s predictably violent and probably deranged soldiers. Key among them is a crafty local thug named Sonny Marsallus, whom Dave knew as a child growing up in Iberia parish.

    A cast of characters, familiar and unfamiliar

    The series’ familiar characters are all present. Dave’s second wife, Bootsie; their adopted daughter, Alafair, now thirteen; the elderly Black man, Batist, who works with Dave in the bait-and-sandwich shop in his back yard; Dave’s predictably unpredictable former NOPD partner, Cletus Purcel; and an elected sheriff who had no prior police experience. The novel introduces a fresh cast of bad guys, including a corrupt cop, a bent wealthy lawyer, brothel owners, poor local African-Americans, and an assortment of psychopaths associated with the New Orleans mob.

    In any one of the Dave Robicheaux novels, you can safely expect that not just Dave but everyone around him, including his wife and daughter, will be threatened with danger. You can also expect Dave to exhibit physical courage to the point of foolhardiness. Clete Purcel is even worse. At times, it appears that the two of them are more violent than the criminals they’re chasing. But it’s all in what might, at a stretch, be called fun.

  • Louisiana with it's swamps, bayous, coules, heat and damp is a necessary background for the characters that inhabit this novel. It's got its own rhythms of life and these are woven into the plot. There are some slimy characters doing their evil best to destroy other people who happen to be standing between them a dishonest profit. Lives come cheap to them. Dave Robicheaux is the force of good and along with a cadre of loyal friends try to stand against the evil forces. Some things are left unsolved by story's end leaving the reader to make his/her own guesses about certain events. I liked the setting of the story. James Lee Burke did an excellent job in his description of southern Louisiana.

  • I'm not going to to into the plot and the characters of this particular book because enough reviewers have already thoughtfully done just that.

    James Lee Burke is one of the best Neo Noir, Police Procedural, Action/Adventure, and Drama authors with romance and humor included if he should feel inclined. This man writes prose in everything he authors. If I could have a conversation with anyone, it would be he. The depth of emotion, character layers, family connection, loyalty to friends and understanding of deviance is incredible. Sometimes his subject matter is dark and deep, maybe hard to digest, but his existential take on it all is both insightful and humorous. Great book! Read them all from the first to the last, you won't be sorry!!!

  • Book reviewers probably overuse "atmospheric" in their critiques, but to describe James Lee Burke's writing as atmospheric is akin to observing that Daniel Steele's literary talents are "shallow". In fact, if Burke has a flaw, it is that the settings are so dense and powerful that the plot can be, if not lost, at crushed by the atmospheric pressure. Burke writes of southern Louisiana with a mix of pride and frustration, of steamy bayous and rusted car bodies, of antebellum mansions presiding over tin shacks. Lots of pain, precious little joy. Burke's south is a mystical place, where from the swampy mists the ghost of a Confederate soldier is as likely to break as is the sun. He pens his lyrical prose with a fatalism and pathos that only a diehard, but sincere, liberal can master.

    From this atmosphere, the story of "Burning Angel" slowly unwinds. Dave Robicheaux, the perpetually haunted and self-suffering cop of backwater Iberia, LA, agrees to help the local po' black folk get to the bottom of a land dispute with the wealthy gentry. (I like Robicheaux's character - he is written with an uncommon depth, sensitivity, passion but also in-your-face toughness - but can anyone remember Robicheaux laughing - ever?) Enter Sonny Boy Marsallus, a seemingly 'common' thug, were it not for his uncommon sense of honor and loyalty. Marsallus has a mysterious past, linked through the Central American jungles to the past of Robicheaux ex-NOPD partner and friend, the inimitable Clete Purcell. The plot is not straightforward, which is OK, as it allows Burke plenty of time to weave in another set of unforgettable supporting characters, heavily weighted towards New Orleans mobsters and cutthroat militant mercenaries. Throw in the lure of Jean Lafitte buried treasure and just a hint of the supernatural, and you'll be hooked on another melancholy and thoroughly entertaining brand of crime fiction that has become a Burke trademark. Kick back and succumb to Burke's humid tale of brutality without redemption. Fiction doesn't get much more noir, nor entertaining, than this.