Swan Peak: A Dave Robicheaux Novel
James Lee Burke's new novel, Swan Peak, finds Detective Robicheaux far from his New Iberia roots, attempting to relax in the untouched wilderness of rural Montana. He, his wife, and his buddy Clete Purcell have retreated to stay at an old friend's ranch, hoping to spend their days fishing and enjoying their distance from the harsh, gritty landscape of Louisiana post-Katrina. But the serenity is soon shattered when two college are found brutally murdered in the hills behind where the Robicheauxs and Purcell are staying. They quickly find themselves involved in a twisted and dangerous mystery involving a wealthy, vicious oil tycoon, his deformed brother and beautiful wife, a sexually deviant minister, an escaped con and former country music star, and a vigilante Texas gunbull out for blood. At the center of the storm is Clete, who cannot shake the feeling that he is being haunted by the ghosts from his past - namely Sally Dio, the mob boss he'd sabotaged and killed years before.
The New York Times - Marilyn Stasio
Swan Peak finds Dave and his sidekick, Clete Purcel, in western Montana, hoping to exorcise the nightmare of Hurricane Katrina with a little trout fishing and clean mountain air…the rugged setting makes a grand stage for these battered characters, living on the ragged edges of America and slugging their way through this big, brawling novel.
Author: Burke, James Lee.
- Publisher: Simon & Schuster
- Pages: 593
- Publication Date: 2008
- Edition: Reprint
- Binding: Kindle Edition
- MSRP: 9.99
- ISBN13: 9781416548546
- ISBN: 1416548548
- Other ISBN: 9781416579212
- Other ISBN Binding: saleableprint
- Language: en
- Quality Rating: 1
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