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As a child he was frightened by the stories...

It's out there, under the salt of the Gulf of Mexico, off the Louisiana coast--a buried Nazi submarine. Detective Dave Robicheaux of the New Ibera Sheriff's office has known if its existence since childhood, when he was terrified by nightmares of the evil Nazi sailors just offshore. Then, as a teenager, he stumbled upon the sunken sub while scuba diving--but for years he kept the secret of its watery grave.

... And now he must face the terrible reality.

But decades later, when a powerful Jewish activist wants the sub raised, Robicheaux's knowledge puts him at the center of a terrifying struggle of conflicting desires. A neo-Nazi psychopath named Will Buchalter, who insists that the Holocaust was a hoax, wants to find the submarine first--and he'll stop at nothing to get Robicheaux to talk.

James Lee Burke looks long and hard into the human heart of darkness in his most electrifying novel yet, a story of terror and courage in a Southern Louisiana where the horrific and the beautiful rise from the same fertile soil.

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Cajun detective Dave Robicheaux matches wits with neo-Nazi psychopath Will Buchalter to find a sunken German submarine, while a Mafia war explodes in New Orleans. Reprint.

Synopsis:

For years, Det. Dave Robicheaux of the New Iberia Sheriff's office kept the secret of the watery resting place of the Nazi submarine. Now decades later, when a powerful Jewish activist and a neo-Nazi psychopath named Will Buchalter both want to find the sub first, Robicheaux's knowledge puts him at the center of a terrifying struggle of conflicting desires.

About the Author

James Lee Burke was born in Houston, Texas, in 1936 and grew up on the Texas-Louisiana gulf coast. He attended Southwestern Louisiana Institute and later received a B. A. Degree in English and an M. A. from the University of Missouri in 1958 and 1960 respectively. Over the years he worked as a landman for Sinclair Oil Company, pipeliner, land surveyor, newspaper reporter, college English professor, social worker on Skid Row in Los Angeles, clerk for the Louisiana Employment Service, and instructor in the U. S. Job Corps.

He and his wife Pearl met in graduate school and have been married 48 years, they have four children: Jim Jr., an assistant U.S. Attorney; Andree, a school psychologist; Pamala, a T. V. ad producer; and Alafair, a law professor and novelist who has 4 novels out with Henry Holt publishing.

Burke's work has been awarded an Edgar twice for Best Crime Novel of the Year. He has also been a recipient of a Breadloaf and Guggenheim Fellowship and an NEA grant. Two of his novels, Heaven's Prisoners and Two For Texas, have been made into motion pictures. His short stories have been published in The Atlantic Monthly, New Stories from the South, Best American Short Stories, Antioch Review, Southern Review, and The Kenyon Review. His novel The Lost Get-Back Boogie was rejected 111 times over a period of nine years, and upon publication by Louisiana State University press was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize.

Today he and his wife live in Missoula, Montana, and New Iberia, Louisiana.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780786889006
Author:
Burke, James Lee
Author:
Hughes
Publisher:
Hyperion Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
New orleans
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Detective and mystery stories
Subject:
Mystery & detective
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Hard-Boiled
Subject:
Submarines
Subject:
Robicheaux, dave (fictitious character)
Subject:
New Orleans (La.) Fiction.
Subject:
Robicheaux, Dave
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Louisiana
Subject:
New Orleans (La.)
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Subject:
Suspense
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st mass market ed.
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series Volume:
68
Publication Date:
19950831
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
from 8 up to 17
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
512
Dimensions:
6.75 x 4.1875 in 8.4 oz
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 512 pages Hyperion Books - English 9780786889006 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Cajun detective Dave Robicheaux matches wits with neo-Nazi psychopath Will Buchalter to find a sunken German submarine, while a Mafia war explodes in New Orleans. Reprint.
"Synopsis" by , For years, Det. Dave Robicheaux of the New Iberia Sheriff's office kept the secret of the watery resting place of the Nazi submarine. Now decades later, when a powerful Jewish activist and a neo-Nazi psychopath named Will Buchalter both want to find the sub first, Robicheaux's knowledge puts him at the center of a terrifying struggle of conflicting desires.
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