This was the 1st of his books I ever read. I was so enthralled with it I went to the beginning and got all 19 others. this was still my favorite but why it is I'm still not sure.
The prose from Mr Burke transports you to another world. He can pick you up and deposit you hook, line, & sinker into a different reality. He is a masterful story teller, perhaps the best there is.
I love Dave Robichaux and Cleat Parnell. And with the expanded contributions of Ellafair and Gretchen the story really held me attention. All the characters well-developed and right away I cared about them.
And of course will Patton is Dave
Robichaux and a whole cast
Great story and loved that Wyatt Dixon joined the story he is such an interesting character. Will Patton's narration really brings the characters alive.
Ending the series on this book.
His relentless dedication to the downtrodden
Great vocal diversification
Finished with this series
Will Patton is the best there is at the linguistics of southern and rural tough guys.
The motion picture industry.
I used to enjoy Robicheaux novels. Sure they're simple Punch and Judy morality tails, with the upright but imperfect detective against a slew of the misshapen underbelly of the criminal class with a few corrupt elite cherries on top. But there's a angst-ridden teasing out of the tangled morality as Dave punches his way through his adventures. And always the language is rich and lyrical without being even slightly obscure. And then there's what the series has become with this. Burke panders so obsequiously to the political messaging of the entertainment industry that it's hard to stomach. No derriere left unkissed among the greenlight crowd. I wish he was writing for the readers who buy his books instead of movie executives who may never give him another dime.
The Bobsy Twins from homicide still rock n roll
The story development on this one was weak. Dave n Clete are on vacation in Montana blah blah blah, halfway through the book they finally get around to getting involved in the plot. This one was unnecessarily slow.
Will is great, good match to Burkes novels
I though for a second that Burke was going to kill Cletus off. Just for a moment though
If I had listened to this novel before all the others I would not have liked it. But after listening to every other novel I feel like Dave n Clete are old friends.