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By James Lee Burke

ISBN-10: 0440224047

ISBN-13: 9780440224044

From Edgar Award-winner James Lee Burke comes this emotional powerhouse of a unique ... during which everyman hero Dave Robicheaux confronts the secrets and techniques of his long-forgotten earlier in a shattering story of revenge, homicide, and a mother's haunting legacy....

Robicheaux first hears it from a pimp desirous to alternate info for his lifestyles: Mae Guillory was once murdered outdoors a brand new Orleans nightclub by way of police officers. Dave Robicheaux used to be only a boy whilst his mom ran out on him and his whiskey-driven father.

Now Robicheaux is a guy, nonetheless haunted by means of her desertion and her dying. greater than thirty-five years after Mae Guillory died, her son will visit any size to deliver her killers to justice. And as he strikes in the direction of what occurred that long-ago evening, the Louisiana cop crosses strains of colour and sophistication to discover where the place secrets and techniques of his prior lie buried ... and the place all roads result in revenge -- yet just one street ends up in the truth....

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They really laugh an amazing amount of the time. I suppose one can say that women stuff themselves with far more pleasures than men. 50 The two cousins in whose house I was living while attending school used to visit my room whenever they had the time. Their knock on my door, no matter how often it came, never failed to startle me so that I almost jumped in fright. " "No," I would say with a smile, shutting my book. I would launch into some silly story, miles removed from what I was thinking. "Today at Bchool the geography teacher, the one we call the Walrus .

Once, the night before he was to leave for Tokyo, h e summoned all the children to the parlor and smilingly asked us what present we would like this time, carefully noting each child's 30 reply in a little book. It was most unusual for Father to behave so affectionately with the children. " he asked, but I could only stammer uncertainly. " The thought went through my mind that it didn't make any difference, that nothing was going to make me happy. At the same time I was congenitally unable to refuse anything offered to me by another person, no matter how little it might suit my tastes.

This looks terrible. " I went downstairs to fetch some cotton wool and alcohol. Takeichi lay on the floor with his head on my lap, and I painstakingly swabbed his ears. Even Takeichi seemed not to be aware of the hypocrisy, the scheming, behind my actions. " It was his illiterate approximation of a compliment. This, I was to learn in later years, was a kind of demoniacal prophecy, more horrible than Takeichi could have realized. "To fall for," "to be fallen for" I feel in these words something unspeakably vulgar, farcical, and at the same time extraordinarily complacent.

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