Light of the World

Light of the World

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By (author) James Lee Burke, Read by Will Patton

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  • Publisher: SIMON & SCHUSTER AUDIO
  • Format: CD-Audio | 18 pages
  • Dimensions: 130mm x 152mm x 44mm | 460g
  • Publication date: 23 July 2013
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 1442361476
  • ISBN 13: 9781442361478
  • Edition: Unabridged
  • Edition statement: Unabridged
  • Sales rank: 1,182,135

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Louisiana Sherriff s Detective Dave Robicheaux and his longtime friend and partner Clete Purcel are vacationing in Montana s spectacular Big Sky country when a series of suspicious events leads them to believe their lives and the lives of their families are in danger. In contrast to the tranquil beauty of Flathead Lake and the colorful summertime larch and fir unspooling across unblemished ranchland, a venomous presence lurks in the caves and hills, intent on destroying innocent lives. First, Alafair Robicheaux is nearly killed by an arrow while hiking alone on a trail. Then Clete s daughter, Gretchen Horowitz, whom readers met in Burke s previous bestseller Creole Belle, runs afoul of a local cop, with dire consequences. Next, Alafair thinks she sees a familiar face following her around town but how could convicted sadist and serial killer Asa Surette be loose on the streets of Montana? Surrette committed a string of heinous murders while capital punishment was outlawed in his home state of Kansas. Years ago, Alafair, a lawyer and novelist, interviewed Surette in prison, aiming to prove him guilty of other crimes and eligible for the death penalty. Recently, a prison transport van carrying Surette crashed and he is believed dead, but Alafair isn t so sure. Says The Plain Dealer (Cleveland), Already designated a Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America, Burke should get another title, say, for sustained literary brilliance in his Dave Robicheaux series. Light of the World is a harrowing novel that examines the nature of evil and pits Dave Robicheaux against the most diabolical villain he has ever faced.

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James Lee Burke, a rare winner of two Edgar Awards, and named Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America, is the author of thirty-one previous novels and two collections of short stories, including such "New York Times" bestsellers as "The Glass Rainbow," "Swan Peak," "The Tin Roof Blowdown," "Last Car to Elysian Fields, " and "Rain Gods." He lives in Missoula, Montana. Will Patton's numerous film credits include" Remember the Titans," "The Punisher," "The Mothman Prophesies," "Armageddon," and "The Spitfire Grill." He starred in the TNT miniseries "Into the West" and on the CBS series "The Agency," and won Obie Awards in the theater for his performances in "Fool for Love" and "What Did He See."

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"Hats off to the Library of Congress cataloger who applied the subject heading 'Good and Evil' to Burke's latest Dave Robicheaux novel. In that simple tag lies the core of this acclaimed series. . . . Occasionally the evil comes in a more chilling, vaguely supernatural form--depravity beyond sociology--giving these novels a darker, more mythic tone . . . but it works, enveloping the reader in the visceral terror of the moment."