A Stained White Radiance

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Simon and Schuster, Nov 30, 2010 - Fiction - 464 pages
15 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)

User Review  - John - Goodreads

One reads Burke to marvel at his stylistic talents as well as appreciating at the development of his characters and the intricacies of his plot. This is a developmental novel first and then a thriller ... Read full review

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

User Review  - David - Goodreads

I enjoy this series, as this is my 4th read, skipped #2 by mistake. More of a 3.5 rating for me. This novel had perhaps too many characters and got a bit confusing with the cajun names. Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
45
Section 3
76
Section 4
101
Section 5
117
Section 6
139
Section 7
170
Section 8
199
Section 12
257
Section 13
303
Section 14
338
Section 15
359
Section 16
385
Section 17
402
Section 18
418
Section 19
427

Section 9
216
Section 10
218
Section 11
232
Section 20
440
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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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