Synopses & Reviews
NEW YORK TIMES
BESTSELLING AUTHOR JAMES LEE BURKE
THE NEON RAIN
Detective Dave Robicheaux has fought too many battles: in Vietnam, with killers and hustlers, with police brass, and with the bottle. Lost without his wife's love, Robicheaux's haunted soul mirrors the intensity and dusky mystery of New Orleans' French Quarter -- the place he calls home, and the place that nearly destroys him when he becomes involved in the case of a young prostitute whose body is found in a bayou. Thrust into the world of drug lords and arms smugglers, Robicheaux must face down a subterranean criminal world and come to terms with his own bruised heart in order to survive.
James Crumley Author of The Last Good Kiss The Neon Rain is a dream come true, a detective novel that bridges the gap to serious fiction with marvelous characters, an intricate plot, and lyrical prose....This is a novel I really admire.
Kirkus Reviews Bloody, ripsnorting suspense....Fine scenes that fairly crackle with menace.
The Washington Post Book World Like a violent summer storm....Dizzying action....Burke's writing is masterful.
San Francisco Chronicle Burke writes with honesty and tough compassion....An intelligent and intriguing story of greed, vengeance, and the precarious redemptive qualities of love.
Author of The Last Good Kiss
The Neon Rain is a dream come true, a detective novel that bridges the gap to serious fiction with marvelous characters, an intricate plot, and lyrical prose....This is a novel I really admire.
Richmond Times-Dispatch A winner of a book.
St. Petersburg Times (FL) Horrifying....Nerve-racking....If Robert Mitchum wrote books, he'd write like this....The Neon Rain has all the right components.
The Washington Post Book World Dialogue that's so right, so real, so true to the personality you'd swear the guys were right there in the room with you; and a setting...that's so vivid you can feel the heaviness in the air, see the heat lightning, and taste the sauce piquante. I love this book!
About the Author
James Lee Burke, a rare winner of two Edgar Awards, and named Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America, is the author of more than thirty previous novels and two collections of short stories, including such New York Times bestsellers as Light of the World, Creole Belle, Swan Peak, The Tin Roof Blowdown, and Feast Day of Fools. He lives in Missoula, Montana.