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The Glass Rainbow by James Lee Burke
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Aug 08, 2010

really liked it
bookshelves: crime-mystery
Read from August 08 to 16, 2010

THE GLASS RAINBOW is James Lee Burke’s 18th(!) Dave Robicheaux novel. I idolize Burke. His ability to evoke emotion from setting is second to none. In THE GLASS RAINBOW, New Iberia sheriff’s deputy Robicheaux is again thrust into a battle of good vs. evil. This time, the menace is the corrupt Abelard clan. It’s beginning to look as if New Iberia is the most dangerous small town since Cabot Cove. And therein lies my one criticism. I prefer the Robicheaux novels set in New Orleans where good vs. evil is less contrived.

My favorite in the series is THE TIN ROOF BLOWDOWN, a post-Katrina requiem for New Orleans that will take your breath away and leave you in tears. If you haven't read it, do yourself a favor and add it to your TBR list.

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