I have been reading the book reviews for James Lee Burke books. They are mixed with either 4-5 stars good or 1-2 stars stink. It appears to be no in-between with his books...you either like him or you dont. His series of Dave R. dates back 25 years so it must be interesting to see (read) him grow in certain areas of his life and age. One reviewer says after reading his 2nd book, that she couldn't take reading about a character with "no redeeming" qualities. Wow! Is he that bad?
I am looking for a good-no...a great series to start. One that I will absolutely love! I don't care for grit and gore. The protag can be male or female; Anglo, African American, Hispanic, American Indian-no preference; PI, Cop, FBI, amateur sleath. No mushy romantics that get in the way of the mystery/thriller/suspense that leaves a rush and epilogue at the end. Preferably U.S. soil.
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