A Stained White Radiance

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Simon and Schuster, Nov 30, 2010 - Fiction - 464 pages
17 Reviews
“It’s impossible to think of the Louisiana bayou without conjuring up James Lee Burke’s Dave Robicheaux books” (Chicago Tribune), including this early masterwork that pits the Cajun police detective against one of the New South’s most twisted and powerful forces. Oil speculator Weldon Sonnier is the patriarch of a troubled family intimately bound to the CIA, the Mob, and the Klan. Now, the murder of a cop and a bizarre assassination attempt pull Robicheaux into the Sonniers’ hellish world of madness, murder, and incest. But Robicheaux has devils of his own— and they may just destroy the tormented investigator and the two people he holds most dear.
  

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Review: A Stained White Radiance (Dave Robicheaux #5)

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Recommended by Andrea, who writes: If you've never read Burke, this is the place to start. His Dave Robicheaux series transformed the mystery genre with its beautiful prose, its compassion and its ... Read full review

Review: A Stained White Radiance (Dave Robicheaux #5)

User Review  - Jonathan - Goodreads

Good if you like the first few. Carries on in same vein-gorgeous descriptions of the Deep South, wonderful prose and great characters. The end was a bit of an anticlimax, but a good read nonetheless. Read full review

Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
45
Section 3
76
Section 4
101
Section 5
117
Section 6
139
Section 7
170
Section 8
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Section 12
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Section 13
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Section 14
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Section 15
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Section 16
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Section 17
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Section 18
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Section 19
427

Section 9
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Section 10
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Section 11
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Section 20
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About the author (2010)

James Lee Burke, a rare winner of two Edgar Awards, and named Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America, is the author of twenty-eight previous novels and two collections of short stories, including such New York Times bestsellers as Swan Peak, Tin Roof Blowdown, Last Car to Elysian Fields and Crusader's Cross.  He lives in Missoula, Montana, and New Iberia, Louisiana.

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