A Private Cathedral: A Dave Robicheaux Novel

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Orion Publishing Group, Limited, May 26, 2020 - Assassins - 416 pages
Detective Dave Robicheaux is caught in the crossfire of Louisiana's oldest and bloodiest gangland feud...From the wreckage of Louisiana's oldest and family rivalry, Detective Dave Robicheaux faces his most sinister enemy yet . . .Isolde and Johnny - the star-crossed teenage heirs to New Iberia's criminal empires - have run away together, and Robicheaux is tasked with finding them. But when his investigation brings him too close to both Isolde's mother and her father's mistress, the venomous mafioso orders a hit on Robicheaux and his partner, Clete Purcel.In order to rescue the young lovers, and save hi self, Robicheaux must face a terrifying time-traveling superhuman hitman capable of inflicting horrifying hallucinations on his victims, and overcome the demons that have tormented him his whole life...

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User Review  - jepeters333 - LibraryThing

The Shondell and Balangie families are longtime enemies in the New Iberia criminal underworld and show each other no mercy. Yet their youngest heirs, Johnny Shondell and Isolde Balangie, rock and roll ... Read full review

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User Review  - JBreedlove - LibraryThing

Probably JLB's last Robicheaux book. It was classic sense of place in southern Louisiana trying to close out the series. It was a mishmash of bad guys with one of them beeing an historic badass ... Read full review

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About the author (2020)

James Lee Burke is the author of many novels, and the critically-acclaimed, bestselling Detective Dave Robicheaux series. He won the Edgar Award for both Cimarron Rose and Black Cherry Blues, and Sunset Limited was awarded the CWA Gold Dagger. Two For Texas was adapted for television, and Heaven's Prisoners and In the Electric Mist for film. Burke has been a Breadloaf Fellow and Guggenheim Fellow, has been awarded the Grand Master Award by the Mystery Writers of America and has been nominated for a Pulitzer award. He lives with his wife, Pearl, in Missoula, Montana.www.jamesleeburke.com

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