Jolie Blon's bounce: a novel

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Bestselling author James Lee Burke's most popular character, Dave Robicheaux, returns in this suspenseful and enthralling story of two brutal murders in New Iberia, Louisiana. Gothic, dense, brutal, touching, and always compelling, "Jolie Blon's Bounce" is classic storytelling from a writer dubbed "the Faulkner of crime fiction."
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Grouping Title jolie blon s bounce
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James Lee Burke, acclaimed by critics as "America's best novelist," "the Graham Greene of the bayou," and "a poet of the mystery novel," returns with his popular character, Dave Robicheaux, in a novel rich with atmosphere, ripe with menace, and filled with the kind of crackling dialogue that has made Burke a consistent New York Times best-selling author.

When a beautiful teenage girl is killed, the victim of a particularly savage rape, New Iberia, Louisiana, police detective Dave Robicheaux senses from the very start of the investigation that the most likely suspect, Tee Bobby Hulin, is not the actual killer. Though a drug addict and general ne'er-do-well, Hulin just doesn't fit the profile for this kind of brutal crime.

But when another murder occurs -- this victim a drugged-out prostitute who happens to be the daughter of one of the local mafia bigwigs -- all clues once again point to Tee Bobby Hulin, and the cries for arrest become too loud to ignore. The dead girl's father, however, prefers to take matters in his own hands and sets out to find -- and punish -- the killer himself.

But before Robicheaux can solve these crimes and bring the killer or killers to justice, he is forced to battle his own inner demons, including a painkiller addiction, a habit that begins as the result of a brutal and humiliating beating he suffers at the hands of the mysterious and diabolical character known as Legion. A fixture in the area for years, Legion was once the overseer on a local sugarcane plantation and now gets by doing odd jobs. In temperament, however, he's still the malicious and malevolent bully he always was, a man defined by evil and seemingly possessed with supernatural skills of survival.

Added to the mix, and on the good guy side of the balance sheet, is Clete Purcel, a longtime buddy of Robicheaux's and a confirmed boozer and womanizer. Clete comes to New Iberia for a visit and is quickly drawn into the struggle between the various forces of evil in the town, including Jimmy Dean Styles, a black man intent on maintaining his empire of corruption; Joe Zeroski, a trailer park mafioso with palatial aspirations -- and of course, Legion Guidry, the devil incarnate, in whom Robicheaux finds himself facing a challenge and an enemy unlike any he has ever known. And soon, what began as a duel of wits has turned into a dance of death.

Gothic, dense, brutal, touching, and always compelling, Jolie Blon's Bounce is classic storytelling from a writer who has been dubbed "the Faulkner of crime fiction."

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subject_facet Audiobooks, Detective and mystery stories, American, Large type books, Louisiana -- Fiction, New Iberia (La.) -- Fiction, New Orleans (La.) -- Fiction, Police -- Louisiana -- New Iberia -- Fiction, Private investigators -- Louisiana -- New Iberia -- Fiction, Robicheaux, Dave (Fictitious character), Robicheaux, Dave (Fictitious character) -- Fiction
title_display Jolie Blon's bounce : a novel
title_full Jolie Blon's Bounce Dave Robicheaux Series, Book 12, Jolie Blon's bounce : a novel / James Lee Burke, Jolie Blon's bounce [(text) large print] / James Lee Burke, Jolie Blon's bounce [sound recording] / James Lee Burke
title_short Jolie Blon's bounce :
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