By James Lee Burke
Clutching the shards, of his shattered lifestyles, Cajun detective Dave Robicheaux has rejoined the recent lberia police force.
His associate is dead--slain in the course of a condemned prisoner's bloody flight to freedom that left Robicheaux severely wounded and reawakened the ghost of his haunted, violent past.
Following the path of the escaped convicts, Robicheaux is quickly drawn again to New Orleans.But this time, the stakes are even higher.He's operating for the DEA undercover in an try and incriminate Tony Cardo, a clinically insane drug lord.But all Robicheaux's fairly acquired is revenge at the brain. And he'll purely be chuffed while the killers who upended his existence were dropped at justice.
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