The Tin Roof Blowdown (Dave Robicheaux Mysteries) (Mass Market Paperbound)

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James Lee Burke is one of my favorite mystery writers and his latest may
well be his greatest. The Tin Roof Blowdown begins in those chilling
moments before Katrina tore a hole through the heart of The Big Easy.
When the town's least desirable take advantage of the ensuing chaos,
Detective Dave Robicheax is left to pick up the pieces. Burke never
holds back when writing about the racism and ugliness that was brought
to the surface by that terrible storm and in the end, that it is what
makes this mystery so powerful. Highly recommended!

— Matt


In the waning days of summer, 2005, a storm with greater impact than the bomb that struck Hiroshima peels the face off southern Louisiana.

This is the gruesome reality Iberia Parish Sheriff's Detective Dave Robicheaux discovers as he is deployed to New Orleans. As James Lee Burke's new novel, The Tin Roof Blowdown, begins, Hurricane Katrina has left the commercial district and residential neighborhoods awash with looters and predators of every stripe. The power grid of the city has been destroyed, New Orleans reduced to the level of a medieval society. There is no law, no order, no sanctuary for the infirm, the helpless, and the innocent. Bodies float in the streets and lie impaled on the branches of flooded trees. In the midst of an apocalyptical nightmare, Robicheaux must find two serial rapists, a morphine-addicted priest, and a vigilante who may be more dangerous than the criminals looting the city.

In a singular style that defies genre, James Lee Burke has created a hauntingly bleak picture of life in New Orleans after Katrina. Filled with complex characters and depictions of people at both their best and worst, The Tin Roof Blowdown is not only an action-packed crime thriller, but a poignant story of courage and sacrifice that critics are already calling Burke's best work.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781416548508
ISBN-10: 1416548505
Publisher: Pocket Books
Publication Date: June 17th, 2008
Pages: 498
Language: English
Series: Dave Robicheaux Mysteries (Paperback)

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