, August 07, 2012
(view all comments by Olga Hanson)
Once again Mr. James Lee Burke writes so effectively that I can taste, smell, feel, touch, and hear so many aspects of Louisiana as to take me there, page after page. As an ol' lady, I know that I read these Dave Robicheaux novels because I am drawn to the tormented humanity present not only in Dave, but also in Clete.
If I were in for it in life, I'd want these two men on my side. Not that they're perfect, far from it in fact. It's just that they're ready to hang it up, if they have to, for what they believe is honest and right and needed to make their world, and mine, a better place.
Thank you, Mr. James Lee Burke, for your willingness to share your love of language and your ability to write such stories!