Dave Robicheaux #15
Simon and Schuster
On Sale: July 1, 2006
Featuring: Dave Robicheaux
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Thriller Police Procedural | Mystery Private Eye | Contemporary
Detective Dave Robicheaux is facing the most painful and
dangerous case of his career. A troubled young woman
breezes into his hometown of New Iberia, Louisiana. She
happens to be the daughter of Robicheaux's onetime best
friend -- a friend he witnessed gunned down in a bank
robbery, a tragedy that forever changed Robicheaux's life.
In Pegasus Descending, James Lee Burke again
explores psyches as much as evidence, and tries to make
sense of human behavior as well as of his characters'
crimes. Richly atmospheric, frightening in its sudden
violence, and replete with the sort of puzzles only the
best crime fiction creates, Burke's latest novel is an
unforgettable roller coaster of passion, surprise, and
The twists begin when Trish Klein -- the only offspring of
Robicheaux's Vietnam-era buddy -- starts passing marked
hundred-dollar bills in local casinos. Is she a good kid
gone bad? A victim's child seeking revenge? A promiscuous
beauty seducing everyone good within her grasp? And how
does her behavior relate to the apparent suicide of
another "good" girl, an ace student named Yvonne Darbonne,
who apparently participated in a college frat orgy before
Can Robicheaux make his peace with the demons that have
haunted him since his friend's murder so many years ago?
Can he figure out how a local mobster fits into all the
schemes and deaths? Can Robicheaux's life be whole again
when it has been shattered by so much tragedy?
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