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The Tin Roof Blowdown

The Tin Roof Blowdown (Paperback)

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'Hurricane Katrina ripped the soul out of Burke's beloved New Orleans and inspired him to write what has to be his most gripping thriller to date.' MirrorNew Orleans is awash with corpses after Hurricane Katrina unleashes its awesome power. In a city patrolled only by looters, all law and order gone, the survivors wait in trees or on rooftops for help that never comes. In a landscape transformed into a violent wasteland, Dave Robicheaux must investigate the shooting of two looters and find out why some very dangerous people are hunting a third. Is it because they unwittingly ransacked the house of a notorious mob boss? Or did a chance encounter with the father of a raped girl seal their fate? As Robicheaux starts to uncover a ruthless tale of greed, torture and murder, his own family comes under threat from a sinister psychopath, and the devastated city provides the perfect stage for a final confrontation between good and evil.'A beautifully written howl of rage and pain over the disaster - social, political, human - that was Hurricane Katrina.' Time Out

Fiction & PoetryCrime & Thrillers Publisher: Orion Publishing Co Publication Date: 26/06/2008 ISBN-13: 9780753823163  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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James Lee Burke is the author of many previous novels, many featuring Detective Dave Robicheaux. He won the EDGAR AWARD in 1998 for CIMARRON ROSE, while BLACK CHERRY BLUES won the EDGAR in 1990 and SUNSET LIMITED was awarded the CWA GOLD DAGGER in 1998. He lives with his wife, Pearl, in Missoula, Montana and New Iberia, Louisiana.www.jamesleeburke.com

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Number ten in the Times all time greatest crime writers, the accolade is not undeserved. Born in Texas and the son of a gas fitter, his life has influenced his work, from land surveying for the oil industry to reporting to working with LA gangs as a social worker. New Orleans detective, Dave Robicheaux could have easily fallen into cliché - an alcoholic with unhappy relationships and a healthy disregard for his superiors - but Burkes writing lifts him above the norm. Brutal at times, but no less sensitive for it, he writes lyrically about the chaos of everyday life. The criminals, the victims, the system - there is no good or evil, only shades of grey in Robicheaux’s sweat soaked and corrupt south. Tin Roof Blowdown, encapsulates everything good about Burkes writing. Set during, and in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, he brings to life the full Hellish and apocalyptic series of events that you can scarcely believe were allowed to happen in the most powerful country on the planet. It is an angry novel and a political cry against moral bankruptcy and tragic negligence. - Rebecca

Westfield White City Bookstore - 12/05/2011

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