A Stained White Radiance
“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)User Review - Cook Memorial Public Library - Goodreads
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