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"I wanted to drive deep into the Atchafalaya Swamp, past the confines of reason, into the past... on the tree-flooded alluvial rim of the world, where the tides and the course of the sun were the only measures of time (and) all you had to do was release yourself from the prison of restraint, just snip loose the stitches that sewed your skin to the hairshirt of normalcy."The plot hinges on a pair of murders that don't seem to be connected--a mobbed-up prostitute and a pretty young teenage girl--and the Cajun blues singer accused of both crimes. Robicheaux believes that Tee Bobby Hulin, the gifted musician whose original composition provides the title for this brilliantly realized Gothic crime novel, is innocent. Proving it puts him in the sights of a vicious old overseer named Legion, whose almost supernatural powers nearly drown Robicheaux in the swamp of his own addictions. The narrative proceeds slowly, but Burke's dedicated fans won't begrudge him one beautifully turned phrase, gloriously limned description, or insightful characterization: they just don't get any better than this one. --Jane Adams --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Love his books and have a collecition of most. He is a great writer and is even more interesting to my since he is from my section of the Pelican state and writes about things... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Fair C. Hash
every book I've read by Burke has been a joy to read! this is no exception!Published 2 months ago by BootBaby
This story is a fascinating mess as a mystery...lots of red herrings, no real resolution until the detective basically tricks somebody into confessing, and even then the story has... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Adrienne Parks