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Crusader's Cross

A Dave Robicheaux Novel
Burke, James Lee (Book - 2005 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Crusader's Cross


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Authors: Burke, James Lee, 1936
Title: Crusader's cross
a Dave Robicheaux novel
Publisher: New York :, Simon & Schuster,, c2005
Characteristics: 325 p. ;,24 cm
ISBN: 0743277198
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  • lukasevansherman rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

"My holstered .45 rested on a table, next to a bottle of Scotch, a paper plate containing the remains of a fried-shrimp dinner, a scattered deck of playing cards, and three empty glasses. The .45 was mine; the rest I had no memory of." Along with James Ellroy, James Lee Burke is my favorite living crime writer. Because he's stuck almost exclusively to the genre, I think he gets ignored by more high-brow critics, even though he is one of the best, most consistent novelists in the country. His longest running series features Vietnam vet and recovering alcoholic Dave Robicheuax, a detective in Louisiana. He excels at capturing place, nuanced characters and a real sense of evil. His writing can be both lyrical and visceral, a rarity in the crime genre. It's a series that you can really pick up at any point.

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