James Lee Burke is the author of 32 novels many of which feature his longtime protagonist, Dave Robicheaux, a former Louisiana detective. What has propelled the series over the years is the crisp, direct nature of Burke’s prose. His latest is, “Light of the World” (Simon and Schuster) is a great addition to the series. Here, we find Robicheaux and his longtime friend and partner, Cletus Purcell on vacation in Montana for some R and R, and a little fishing. Everything is going along fairly well until a high powered hunting arrow nicks the ear of Robicheaux’s daughter, Alafair, while …
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