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    DescriptionLouisiana 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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    Title
    Light of the World
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) James Lee Burke
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 548
    Width: 165 mm
    Height: 231 mm
    Thickness: 41 mm
    Weight: 839 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781476710761
    ISBN 10: 1476710767
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    DC21: 813.54
    BIC subject category V2: FF
    B&T Book Type: FI
    BIC subject category V2: FH
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: FIC
    BIC E4L: CRI
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11110
    LC subject heading: ,
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F2.1
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Approval Code: P26303000
    B&T General Subject: 550
    Ingram Subject Code: FT
    LC subject heading:
    Libri: I-FM
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 02
    DC22: 813/.54
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: A23400000
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: D9
    BISAC V2.8: FIC022020
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 31
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: FIC019000, FIC030000, FIC022010
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: P26101255
    LC classification: PS3552.U723 L54 2013
    Publisher
    SIMON & SCHUSTER
    Imprint name
    SIMON & SCHUSTER
    Publication date
    23 July 2013
    Review quote
    "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."