Sunset Limited

Sunset Limited

Book - 1998
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Baker & Taylor
Cajun detective Dave Robicheaux ventures into Louisiana's bayou country on a case involving racial violence and class warfare

Blackwell North Amer
The forty-year-old crucifixion of a prominent labor leader named Jack Flynn remains an unsolved atrocity that has never been forgotten in New Iberia, Louisiana. When Flynn's daughter, Megan, a photojournalist drawn to controversial subjects, returns to the site of her father's murder, it quickly becomes clear that her family's bloodstained past will not stay buried. Megan gives her old friend Dave Robicheaux a tip about a small-time criminal named Cool Breeze Broussard, scarcely suspecting that the seemingly innocuous case will lead Robicheaux and his partner, Helen Soileau, into the midst of a deadly conspiracy. As New Orleans mobsters and mysterious hit men converge on his parish, Robicheaux soon finds that all the clues point back in time to the tortured death of Jack Flynn.

Baker
& Taylor

The author of four New York Times best-sellers, including Cimarron Rose, sends his popular Cajun creation, detective Dave Robicheaux, into Louisiana's bayou country on a case of racial violence and class warfare. Tour.

Publisher: New York : Doubleday, 1998.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780385488426
0385488424
Branch Call Number: M BUR
Characteristics: 309 p. ; 24 cm.

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Dreamstime
Jul 18, 2015

Another wonderful book by James Lee Burke. The cast of characters and their actions are quite grim. Even so, Burke's writing is so lovely that I would often stop to reread a segment. In this book, there is less angst about Vietnam, though Robicheaux remains embedded in his painful history. He reminds me of Reacher with his pursuit of true north. But Reacher is touched by wanderlust while Robicheaux is anchored to Louisiana.

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GMorry
Aug 02, 2011

As good as any of the other novels in the Robicheaux series. That being said, I find the violence of the two main characters increasingly disturbing, not to mention the very thin veneer of southern civility that masks ongoing racial and socio-economic problems in Louisiana. If the novels are accurate in this regard, then I am glad I am living here in Canada.

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