The Neon Rain

The Neon Rain

Book - 2002
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Detective Dave Robicheaux has fought too many battles: in Vietnam, with killers and hustlers, with police brass, and the bottle. Lost without his wife's love, Robicheaux's haunted soul mirrors the intensity and dusky mystery of New Orleans' French Quarter -- the place he calls home, and the place that nearly destroys him when he becomes involved in the case of a young prostitute whose body is found in a bayou. Thrust into the world of drug lords and arms smugglers, Robicheaux must face down a subterranean criminal world and come to terms with his own bruised heart in order to survive.
Publisher: New York : Pocket Books, [2002], ©1987
ISBN: 9780743449205
Branch Call Number: FICTION Burke, James Lee
Characteristics: 275 pages ; 21 cm


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Tigard_AnnieS Feb 16, 2019

James Lee Burke has the rare gift of making genre fiction read like literature.

Mar 01, 2018

Tremendously violent just within the first few pages. When 2 characters started describing how they were going to torture the protagonist, I quit.

JCLHilaryS Jul 06, 2016

A mystery set in New Orleans with rich characters and history. The story is timeless and universal - A flawed and troubled lead Detective, Dave Robicheaux finds himself in too deep in a quagmire of criminal networks and must pull himself out if he is to survive. It can be hard to like Detective Robicheaux because of his flaws, but his redeeming qualities save him and the story, in the end. The descriptive details of the setting and references to Cajun language and traditions make this a different and enjoyable book.

Dec 10, 2015

Beautifully eloquent author, allbeit a tad dark. Very enjoyable read. This series gives an interesting insight into american cultural nuances. The characters are very 'real'.


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