The Neon Rain

By James Lee Burke
Read by Will Patton

The Dave Robicheaux Series: Book 1

8.38 Hours 08/03/2016 unabridged
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From New York Times bestselling author James Lee Burke comes his definitive, must-read first title in his famous Dectective David Robicheaux series. New Orleans Detective Dave Robicheaux has fought too many battles: in Vietnam, with police brass, with killers and hustlers, and the bottle. Lost without his wife’s love, Robicheaux haunts the intense and heady French Quarter—the place he calls home and the place that nearly destroys him when he beomes involved in the case of a young prostitute whose body is found in a bayou. Thrust into the seedy world of drug lords and arms smugglers, Robicheaux must face down the criminal underworld and come to terms with his own bruised heart and demons to survive.

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Summary

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A Crime Reads Pick of Crime Novels Exploring the Vietnam War Aftermath 

From New York Times bestselling author James Lee Burke comes his definitive, must-read first title in his famous Dectective David Robicheaux series.

New Orleans Detective Dave Robicheaux has fought too many battles: in Vietnam, with police brass, with killers and hustlers, and the bottle. Lost without his wife’s love, Robicheaux haunts the intense and heady French Quarter—the place he calls home and the place that nearly destroys him when he beomes involved in the case of a young prostitute whose body is found in a bayou. Thrust into the seedy world of drug lords and arms smugglers, Robicheaux must face down the criminal underworld and come to terms with his own bruised heart and demons to survive.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Dialogue that’s so right, so real, so true to the personality you’d swear the guys were right there in the room with you; and a setting…that’s so vivid you can feel the heaviness in the air, see the heat lightning, and taste the sauce piquante.” Washington Post Book World
"Burke writes with honesty and tough compassion….An intelligent and intriguing story of greed, vengeance, and the precarious redemptive qualities of love.” San Francisco Chronicle
“The war-brought-home is among the most important themes running through Burke’s Robicheaux series…The scourge of alcoholism chases after him, too, and Burke handles the subject as well as any novelist alive. But it’s the landscape—topographical and political—that most bedevils his hero. The bayous of Louisiana are a close cousin to those of Vietnam, and those murky waters seem designed to conjure up difficult memories for Robicheaux.” Crime Reads
“Bloody, rip-snorting suspense…Fine scenes that fairly crackle with menace.” Kirkus Reviews
“With its fine local color and driving action, this novel is both chilling and first-rate entertainment.” Publishers Weekly

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Author Bio: James Lee Burke

James Lee Burke, a rare winner of two Edgar Awards and named Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America, is the author of more than thirty novels and two collections of short stories, including numerous New York Times bestsellers. His novel The Lost-Get Back Boogie was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, and two of his books, Heaven’s Prisoners and Two for Texas, have been made into motion pictures.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 8.38
Audience: Adult
Language: English