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The Neon Rain

The Neon Rain

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2000s: Book one in the Dave Robicheaux series

  • ISBN: 978-0753820339
  • Genre: Crime, Thriller

What you need to know before your trail

Johnny Massina, a convicted murderer bound for the electric chair, has warned Dave Robicheaux that he’s on somebody’s hit list, and now the homicide detective is trying to discover just who that is before he ends up dead.

Meanwhile he has taken on the murder investigation of a young black girl found dead in the Bayou Swamp – a case no one seems keen for him to investigate. But Robicheaux persists and uncovers a web of corruption that some would kill to protect….

Travel Guide

BookTrail Travel to Lousiana Bayou Country

“It was the Louisiana I had grown up in, a place that never seemed to change, where it was never a treason to go with the cycle of things and let the season have its way. The fall sky was such a hard blue you could have struck a match against it, the yellow light so soft it might have been aged inside oak.”

Bayou Teche

Where they ride the boat in the novel and eat crawfish etoufee on the deck. Just up the river, is a plantation house and bayou you can visit and explore for real.

New Orleans

This is the city where the cop is based and many of its streets and corners, not to mention bars are referenced in the novel. Bourbon Street is a feature or course and the bars a familiar site for Robicheaux. It’s the street famous for bars, jazz and blues and the annual Mardi Gras. Don’t foirget to take a tram down Charles Avenue to the Garden District. It’s what he does in the novel and despite what’s going on elsewhere, he takes time to appreciate the view and the clack of the wheels.

BookTrail Boarding Pass: The Neon Rain

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

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