Dixie City Jam

Dixie City Jam

Book - 1994
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Baker & Taylor
Dave Robicheaux confronts a neo-Nazi, becomes involved in a Mafia war, and deals with a Nazi submarine buried off the Louisiana coast

Blackwell North Amer
The search for a forgotten Nazi submarine sunk off the coast of New Orleans stirs up old hatreds submerged for just as long, in a brilliant new book by Edgar Award winner James Lee Burke. With Dixie City Jam, the writer USA Today called "the Grisham Alternative" enters the front ranks of contemporary fiction writers . . . and mainstream bestsellers.
They're out there, under the salt - the bodies of German seamen who used to lie in wait at the mouth of the Mississippi for unescorted American tankers sailing from the oil refineries of Baton Rouge out into the Gulf of Mexico. As a child, Dave Robicheaux had been haunted by the sailors' images; then, as a young college student, he'd accidentally discovered one of their subs while scuba diving. Years later, in a New Orleans populated by desperate hustlers and millennium-watchers of all stripes, Robicheaux, a detective with the New Iberia sheriff's office, finds himself and his family at serious risk, stalked for his knowledge of a watery burial ground by a mysterious man named Will Buchalter - a man who believes that the Holocaust was one big hoax. American crime fiction's "finest prose stylist" (Los Angeles Times) is at the peak of his powers in Dixie City Jam as he looks long and deep into the human heart of darkness.

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The latest Dave Robicheaux thriller offers a look at hate crimes as Dave confronts a neo-Nazi, becomes involved in a Mafia war, and deals with a Nazi submarine buried off the Louisiana coast. 75,000 first printing. $75,000 ad/promo. Tour.

Publisher: New York : Hyperion, c1994.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780786860197
0786860197
Branch Call Number: M BUR
Characteristics: 367 p. ; 25 cm.

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lukasevansherman
Jan 30, 2015

"Hang on to your butt in the Big Sleazy."
Along with James Ellroy, James Lee Burke is the best crime writer in America. His best known character is Louisiana cop Dave Robicheaux, a Vietnam vet and recovering alcoholic who is raising a family while dealing with some truly bad men. His books are always engaging and entertaining, but they also have an understanding of evil that is missing from most literary fiction. If you haven't read anything by him, this is a good one to start with.

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