In The Neon Rain, Detective Robicheaux fishes a prostitute's corpse from a New Orleans bayou and finds that no one, not even the law, cares about a dead hooker.
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"With its fine local color and driving action, this novel is both chilling and first-rate entertainment." (Publishers Weekly)
"One of Burke's best." (New York Times Book Review)
I enjoy the Robicheaux series and this book is early in the chronology. Not everyone will make it through Detective Robicheaux's trip, but it is great to see snap shots of enduring characters. Will Patton is the only voice I can imagine for the Acadian cop. James Lee Burke's writing brings up memories of drinking Dr. Nut with crunchy ice... although I've never tasted the soda.
Great story, Will Patton is brilliant - The Burke/Patton team is always worth the listen - moving, lyrical, engrossing. I can't get enough of Dave and Burke/Patton ! Highly recommend.
I just couldn't listen. I couldn't care about what was happening. Additionally, I was surprised that an author who writes about Louisiana didn't do any geographical research, because his locations are off with some consistency.
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