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Light of the world: Robicheaux Series, Book 20

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Louisiana Sherriff's Detective Dave Robicheaux and his longtime friend and partner Clete Purcel are vacationing in Montana's spectacular Big Sky country when a series of suspicious events leads them to believe their lives-and the lives of their families-are in danger. In contrast to the tranquil beauty of Flathead Lake and the colorful summertime larch and fir unspooling across unblemished ranchland, a venomous presence lurks in the caves and hills, intent on destroying innocent lives. First, Alafair Robicheaux is nearly killed by an arrow while hiking alone on a trail. Then Clete's daughter, Gretchen Horowitz, whom readers met in Burke's previous bestseller Creole Belle, runs afoul of a local cop, with dire consequences. Next, Alafair thinks she sees a familiar face following her around town-but how could convicted sadist and serial killer Asa Surette be loose on the streets of Montana? Surrette committed a string of heinous murders while capital punishment was outlawed in his home state of Kansas. Years ago, Alafair, a lawyer and novelist, interviewed Surette in prison, aiming to prove him guilty of other crimes and eligible for the death penalty. Recently, a prison transport van carrying Surette crashed and he is believed dead, but Alafair isn't so sure. Says The Plain Dealer (Cleveland), "Already designated a Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America, Burke should get another title, say, for sustained literary brilliance in his Dave Robicheaux series." Light of the World is a harrowing novel that examines the nature of evil and pits Dave Robicheaux against the most diabolical villain he has ever faced.
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Full title light of the world
Author burke james lee
Grouping Category book
Last Update 2018-05-23 11:27:34AM
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series Dave Robicheaux novels
series_with_volume Dave Robicheaux novels|20
subject_facet Audiobooks, Detective and mystery stories, American, Escaped prisoners -- Fiction, Good and evil -- Fiction, Kansas -- Fiction, Large type books, Robicheaux, Dave (Fictitious character) -- Fiction, Serial murderers -- Fiction, Suspense fiction, American
title_display Light of the world
title_full Light of the World Robicheaux Series, Book 20, Light of the world / James Lee Burke, Light of the world [sound recording] / James Lee Burke, Light of the world [text (large print)] / James Lee Burke
title_short Light of the world
title_sub Robicheaux Series, Book 20
topic_facet Audiobooks, Detective and mystery stories, American, Escaped prisoners, Fiction, Good and evil, Large type books, Literature, Mystery, Robicheaux, Dave (Fictitious character), Serial murderers, Suspense, Suspense fiction, American