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Orion Fiction Crime & Mystery HB / ETPB January £19.99 / £13.99 400pp 978 1 4091 7645 9 / 978 1 4091 7646 6 eBook: £13.99 / 978 1 4091 7648 0

‘James Lee Burke is the heavyweight champ, a great American novelist whose work, taken individually or as a whole, is unsurpassed’ – Michael Connelly

JAMES LEE BURKE Robicheaux one of the greatest american detectives is back! Detective Dave Robicheaux is facing his toughest case yet.

Powerful Mob boss Tony Nemo has a Civil War sword he’d like to give to Levon Broussard, a popular local author. The sword’s history can be traced back to Broussard’s ancestors, and Tony figures it belongs to Levon. But Tony’s intentions aren’t so pure; he believes the gift will lead to a slice of Broussard’s lucrative film adaptations.

Then there’s Jimmy Nightengale, the young poster boy of New Orleans wealth and glamour. Jimmy’s fond of Levon’s work, and even fonder of his beautiful, enigmatic wife, Rowena. Tony thinks Jimmy can be a US Senator someday, and has the resources and clout to make it happen. There’s something off about the relationship between these three men, and after a vicious assault, it’s up to Robicheaux to uncover the truth.

Complicating matters is the sudden death of T.J. Dartez, the New Iberian local responsible for Robicheaux’s wife’s death, and all are looking to the detective as the murderer. Can Robicheaux clear his name before it’s too late?

James lee burke is the author of many previous novels, several featuring Detective Dave Robicheaux. He won the Edgar Award in 1990 for Black Cherry Blues while Cimarron Rose won the Edgar in 1998 – the same year that Sunset Limited was awarded the CWA Gold Dagger.

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Orion Fiction • January 2018