A Stained White Radiance (Dave Robicheaux, #5)

A Stained White Radiance (Dave Robicheaux, #5) 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. James Lee Burke is an excellent storyteller He creates a tale full of atmosphere and mystery, and if plot details occasionally seem questionable, well, they remain engaging.Book five in the Dave Robicheaux series hits all Burke s high points An immersive, sense filled setting I walked into the French Quarter The narrow streets were still cool with morning shadow, and I could smell coffee and fresh backed bread in the cafes, strawberries and plums from the crates set out on the sidewalks in f James Lee Burke is an excellent storyteller He creates a tale full of atmosphere and mystery, and if plot details occasionally seem questionable, well, they remain engaging.Book five in the Dave Robicheaux series hits all Burke s high points An immersive, sense filled setting I walked into the French Quarter The narrow streets were still cool with morning shadow, and I could s
In reading the Dave Robicheaux series you are usually dealing with the darker side of New Orleans and Southern Louisiana There is the usual mix of racial and class divide, of power and revenge, politics, the Klan, and organized crime but in this outing there is also the impact of child abuse.Robicheaux finds himself drawn into the painful conflicts of the Sonnier family, childhood friends, when someone takes a shot at Weldon Sonnier Then a local police officer is murdered when investigating a In reading the Dave Robicheaux series you are usually dealing with the darker side of New Orleans and Southern Louisiana There is the usual mix of racial and class divide, of power and revenge, politics, the Klan, and organized crime but in this outing there is also the impact of child abuse.Robicheaux finds himself drawn into the painful conflicts of the Sonnier family, childhood friends, when someone takes a shot at Weldon Sonnier Then a local police officer is murdered when investigating a report of a prowler on Weldon s property The murder appears to be connected to Joey Meatballs Gouza whom Weldon appears to owe a debt Weldon s brother in law, Bobby Earl, a Klansman turned politician, may also have ties to Gouza Lyle Sonnier, television evangelist and faith healer, reveals to Dave a violent family history Weldon, Lyle, and their sister Drew had a trag
A Stained White RadianceIncredible I expected nothing less James Lee Burke has an incredible way of describing Louisiana, he knows the city of New Orleans, Lafayette and the bayou like no other author or writer that I have ever come across He has yet to disappoint me and I don t think he ever could. Number five on my quest to read the Dave Robicheaux series of perhaps, 20 or so I ve really liked the previous four but this one, for me, was lacking in a couple of areas Too, far to many, characters for my liking and the bad guys are from all kinds of groups of bad guys At times, I had to flip back through to figure out who was with what group and what did they do As usual though, James Lee Burke s writing just draws me in One reviewer described it as lyrical and I agree, it is lyrical Number five on my quest to read the Dave Robicheaux series of perhaps, 20 or so I ve really liked the previous four but this one, for me, was lacking in a couple of areas Too, far to many, c
Saint Augustine once admonished that we should never use the truth to injure I believe there are dark and uncertain moments in our lives when it s not wrong for each of us to feel that he wrote those words especially for us.Another outstanding entry in the Robicheaux series that has Dave dealing with the mob and a trio of siblings from his youth Bootsie s illness and protecting Alafair add fuel to an already explosive situation as Dave tries to sort out his conflicted feelings for the
Wei es Leuchten , Nr 5 im Robicheaux Universum, 1992 im Original unter dem Titel A stained white radiance ver ffentlicht, 1994 erstmals in deutscher bersetzung Nun also die l ngst f llige Neuauflage, dem Pendragon Verlag sei Dank.S dstaaten Louisiana New Iberia Das Kaff in den S mpfen wie immer Im Zentrum der Handlung stehen die Sonniers, Vertr
Maybe I ve read too many Robicheaux books back to back but this one seemed to be one of his lesser efforts Still, if you are a fan, don t pass it up. James Lee Burke can sketch a character like nobody s business The details he mentions and the ones he infers pack a lot of meaning onto the page without getting bogged down His protagonist, Dave Robicheaux, is bold as they come, hard as a bag of rocks But the sun shines down on him when he is with his daughter, Alafair, and Tripod, the family 3 legged raccoon, makes me laugh out loud and lightens up the whole affair It also gives Dave a lot to lose He constantly weighs the potential cost to James Lee Burke can sketch a character like nobody s business The details he mentions and the ones he infers pack a lot of meaning onto the page without getting bogged down His protagonist, Dave Robicheaux, is bold as they come, hard as a bag of rocks But the sun shines down on him when he is with his daughter, Alafair, and Tripod, the family 3 legged raccoon, makes me laugh out loud and lightens up the whole affair It also gives Dave a lot to lose He constantly weighs the potential cost to himself when he decides to pursue some dangerous course.And he is done with alcohol We have passed through the alcoholic trilogy, and not a moment too soon Of course, an alcoholic is always in a process, always subject to moments when they hear the booze calling to them, but it is not as constantly present in the storyline any.Counterpoint is provided by Batist, the employee who works at Robicheaux s bait store and cafe on the water, where there are boat
I ve never been to New Orleans, or even anywhere in Louisiana for that matter, but after reading 5 of Burke s superb series featuring Dave Robichaeaux, I feel like I ve been there Burke has a talent for conveying the sense of the place, to the point that you can almost taste and smell it It s a rich, sensory world, but unfortunately populated by loads of pretty unsavory characters The contrast of the idyllic bayou and the persistent crime and wrongdoing that pervades the world is what makes t I ve never been to New Orleans, or even anywhere in Louisiana for that matter, but after reading 5 of Burke s superb series featuring Dave Robichaeaux, I feel like I ve been there Burke has a t
How can you resist a writer who describes a vicious criminal like this Eddy Raintree s photo stared at me out of his file with a face that had the moral depth and complexity of freshly poured cement Or who writes about the redneck, coonass, peckerwood South, referring to its inhabitants in this way Each morning they got up with their loss, their knowledge of who they were, and went to war with the rest of the world Are you getting the impression that James Lee Burke is an atypical thril How can you resist a writer who describes a vicious criminal like this Eddy Raintree s photo sta

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  • 464 pages
  • A Stained White Radiance (Dave Robicheaux, #5)
  • James Lee Burke
  • English
  • 14 January 2017
  • 1439167591