Burning Angel by James Lee Burke audiobook

Burning Angel

By James Lee Burke
Read by Will Patton

Simon & Schuster Audio

The Dave Robicheaux Series: Book 8

3.05 Hours Abridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9780743567916

A BRUTAL LEGACY OF CRUELTY AND HATE IS AWAKENED IN THE BAYOUWhen Sonny Boy Marsallus returns to New Iberia after fleeingfor Central America to avoid the wrath of the powerful Giacanafamily, his old troubles soon follow. Meanwhile DaveRobicheaux becomes entangled in the affairs of the Fontenotfamily, descendants of sharecroppers whose matriarch helpedraise Dave as a child. They are in danger of losing the landthey've lived on for more than a century.As Dave tries to discover who wants the land so badly, he findshimself in increasing peril from a lethal, rag tag alliance oflocal mobsters and a hired assassin with a shady past. Andwhen a seemingly innocent woman is brutally murdered, allroads intersect, and Sonny Boy is in the middle.With the usual James Lee Burke combination of brilliantaction and unforgettable characters, Burning Angel isthe author at his best -- showing that old hatreds and newones are not that far apart.

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Summary

Summary

A New York Times bestseller

A BRUTAL LEGACY OF CRUELTY AND HATE IS AWAKENED IN THE BAYOU

When Sonny Boy Marsallus returns to New Iberia after fleeing
for Central America to avoid the wrath of the powerful Giacana
family, his old troubles soon follow. Meanwhile Dave
Robicheaux becomes entangled in the affairs of the Fontenot
family, descendants of sharecroppers whose matriarch helped
raise Dave as a child. They are in danger of losing the land
they've lived on for more than a century.

As Dave tries to discover who wants the land so badly, he finds
himself in increasing peril from a lethal, rag tag alliance of
local mobsters and a hired assassin with a shady past. And
when a seemingly innocent woman is brutally murdered, all
roads intersect, and Sonny Boy is in the middle.

With the usual James Lee Burke combination of brilliant
action and unforgettable characters, Burning Angel is
the author at his best -- showing that old hatreds and new
ones are not that far apart.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“In his most complex tale to date, [Burke] stirs up for his hero a peppery blend: the Mob, government mercenaries, and dirty money—all set to a simmer…Burke is perhaps the only mystery writer to bring magical realism to his prose, calling up the pained history of the South…Angel proves Burke a master of the march.”  People
“Crime fiction at its best. The writing is crisp but not hard-edged…[The] conclusion highlights the complicated racial histories, the exploitation of sexual love and ambition, that distinguish New Orleans.”  Los Angeles Times
“A passionate, exciting addition to a series that has set new standards in the genre.”  Chicago Tribune
“Enthralling! Burke makes shivery magic.”  San Francisco Chronicle Book Review
“In Burning Angel, Burke shows why he is one of the top five writers of crime fiction alive.”  Ft. Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 3.05
Audience: Adult
Language: English