Pegasus Descending

Pegasus Descending

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Detective Dave Robicheaux is facing the most painful and dangerous case of his career. A troubled young woman breezes into his hometown of New Iberia, Louisiana. She happens to be the daughter of Robicheaux's onetime best friend--a friend he witnessed gunned down in a bank robbery, a tragedy that forever changed Robicheaux's life. The twists begin when Trish Klein--the only offspring of Robicheaux's Vietnam-era buddy--starts passing marked hundred-dollar bills in local casinos. Is she a good kid gone bad? A victim's child seeking revenge? A promiscuous beauty seducing everyone good within her grasp? And how does her behavior relate to the apparent suicide of another "good" girl, an ace student named Yvonne Darbonne, who apparently participated in a college frat orgy before her death?--From publisher description.
Publisher: New York : Pocket Star, c2006
ISBN: 9781416513452
Characteristics: 487 p. ; 18 cm.


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Oct 06, 2015

I'm not sure how many books in the Dave Robicheaux series I've read, but there are a lot. If you like one, you'll probably like them all. "Pegasus Descending" is from 2006 and is set, as most of them are, in New Orleans. What separates Burke from other crime writers is that his stories are not just great thrillers, but have a very deep sense of evil, injustice, and the flaws of humanity. Along with James Ellroy, I think he's the greatest living crime writer.

Aug 05, 2006

Burke's best Robicheaux novel in many years....highly recommended!

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