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The tin roof blowdown: a Dave Robicheaux novel

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Louisiana lawman Dave Robicheaux returns in an adventure as timely as real life. Detective Robicheaux, driven by a keen sense of right versus wrong in the fight against crime following Hurricane Katrina, has his own demons of alcoholism and rage to contend with as well.
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Full title tin roof blowdown
Author burke james lee
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Last Update 2018-05-25 12:43:35PM
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In the waning days of summer, 2005, a storm with greater impact than the bomb that struck Hiroshima peels the face off southern Louisiana.

This is the gruesome reality Iberia Parish Sheriff's Detective Dave Robicheaux discovers as he is deployed to New Orleans. As James Lee Burke's new novel, The Tin Roof Blowdown, begins, Hurricane Katrina has left the commercial district and residential neighborhoods awash with looters and predators of every stripe. The power grid of the city has been destroyed, New Orleans reduced to the level of a medieval society. There is no law, no order, no sanctuary for the infirm, the helpless, and the innocent. Bodies float in the streets and lie impaled on the branches of flooded trees. In the midst of an apocalyptical nightmare, Robicheaux must find two serial rapists, a morphine-addicted priest, and a vigilante who may be more dangerous than the criminals looting the city.

In a singular style that defies genre, James Lee Burke has created a hauntingly bleak picture of life in New Orleans after Katrina. Filled with complex characters and depictions of people at both their best and worst, The Tin Roof Blowdown is not only an action-packed crime thriller, but a poignant story of courage and sacrifice that critics are already calling Burke's best work.

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subject_facet Audiobooks, Hurricane Katrina, 2005 -- Fiction, Large type books, New Orleans (La.) -- Fiction, Police -- Louisiana -- New Orleans -- Fiction, Robicheaux, Dave (Fictitious character) -- Fiction
title_display The tin roof blowdown : a novel
title_full The Tin Roof Blowdown Dave Robicheaux Series, Book 16, The tin roof blowdown : a novel / by James Lee Burke, The tin roof blowdown [sound recording] / by James Lee Burke, The tin roof blowdown [text (large print)] : a Dave Robicheaux novel / James Lee Burke
title_short The tin roof blowdown :
title_sub a Dave Robicheaux novel
topic_facet Audiobooks, Fiction, Hurricane Katrina, 2005, Large type books, Literature, Mystery, Police, Robicheaux, Dave (Fictitious character), Suspense