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“America’s best novelist” James Lee Burke returns with another New York Times bestselling entry in the Dave Robicheaux thriller series (The Denver Post).

Set against the events of the Gulf Coast oil spill, rife with “the menaces of greed and violence and man-made horror” (The Christian Science Monitor), Creole Belle finds Dave Robicheaux languishing in a New Orleans recovery unit since surviving a bayou shoot-out. The detective’s body is healing; it’s his morphine-addled mind that conjures spectral visions of Tee Jolie Melton, a young woman who in reality has gone missing. An iPod with an old blues song left by his bedside turns Robicheaux into a man obsessed…And as oil companies assign blame after an epic disaster threatens the Gulf’s very existence, Robicheaux unearths connections between tragedies both global and personal—and faces down forces that can corrupt and destroy the best of men.

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    Creole Belle

    Definitely one of Mr. Burke's best. Ever

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    G00d read

    N0t one 0f his best but a fair yarn. A good way to wile away the afternoon in mi hamaca. Ready for the next one.

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    Burke's words create paintings in my mind that are worthy of the great masters.

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    Creole Bell

    WOW!!! Makes me want to be in the places Dave gets to.. the description of the land, the vegetation etc., etc., and etc. Gotta read the book to meet Dave. Do it because I say so. You'll be glad you obeyed.

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