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  • Location: New Orleans, Louisiana, New Iberia

Burning Angel

Burning Angel

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2000s: Book 8 in the Dave Robicheaux series

  • ISBN: 978-1409126997
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What you need to know before your trail

Sonny Boy Marsallas, a New Orleans street hustler, entrusts Detective Dave Robicheaux with a mysterious notebook, kicking off a series of violent incidents and raising questions that need answers, and fast…

What did Sonny’s girlfriend know that got her murdered? Why is Sonny known as Red Angel by Central American guerrillas? And what do the Mafia want with a desolate stretch of New Iberia? This time Sonny Boy may have pushed his luck with the Giacano family one deal too far.

A rich, sardonic and terrifying portrayal of contemporary America with a setting which is as charged as an electric storm.

Travel Guide

BookTrail Travel to Lousiana Bayou Country

New Iberia

Robicheaux and his wife live on a boat here. He has now returned to the town after being away to work for the local police department.

This is Bayou country as described and evoked in the book. The author takes us to the steamy bayous and back roads of southern Louisiana where life is never what you think. The humidity, heat, vast expanse of landscape is a unique setting for this crime fiction.

New Orleans

The city where he works comes to life in every way. From the famous Bourbon Street where the jazz bars are, to the donuts and coffee on Decatur Street to the police stations, this is a city which moves, dances, shoots and thrills. This is the city where gangsters rule and where the fixers in this case tend to hang around Canal Street. Their patch:

“…was putting deals together at the Pearl, where the old green-painted iron streetcar made its turn of St Charles onto the lovely hard-candy glitter and wind-blown palm-dotted sweep of Canal Street. When I saw him hanging in front of a game room two blocks up, his tropical suit and lavender shirt rippled with neon….””

BookTrail Boarding Pass: Burning Angel

Destination: Louisiana, New Orleans, New Iberia  Author/guide: James Lee Burke  Departure Time: 2000s

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