Dixie City Jam
When the Nazi submarine is discovered lying in sixty feet of water off the Louisiana coast, some troubled ghosts are ready to be released. A local businessman is offering Detective Dave Robicheaux big money to bring the wreck to the surface, but he is not the only one after the submarine and its mysterious cargo. Neo-Nazis are on the march in New Orleans, a new spirit of hatred is abroad, and its terrifying embodiment, an icy psychopath called Will Buchalter, is stalking Robicheaux?s wife. Robicheaux is about to find out how deep the new current of evil runs ? and just how far the crazed Buchalter will go to get his hands on the Nazis? legacy.
- Audio cassette
- 18 May 2000
- Orion Publishing Co
- Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
- London, United Kingdom
- Unabridged edition
When it comes to literate, pungently characterised American crime writing, James Lee Burke has few peers. * Daily Express * One of the finest American writers. * Guardian * His lyrical prose, his deep understanding of what makes people behave as they do, and his control of plot and pace are masterly. * Sunday Telegraph * The king of Southern noir. * Daily Mirror * There are not many crime writers about whom one might invoke the name of Zola for comparison, but Burke is very much in that territory. His stamping ground is the Gulf coast, and one of the great strengths of his work has always been the atmospheric background of New Orleans and the bayous. His big, baggy novels are always about much more than the mechanics of the detective plot; his real subject, like the French master, is the human condition, seen in every situation of society. * Independent * The gentle giant of US crime writers, Burke always ensures that his Louisiana detective Dave Robicheaux grapples with hot topics as much as with his own inner demons. * i newspaper * Richly deserves to be described now as one of the finest crime writers America has ever produced. * Daily Mail * A gorgeous prose stylist. * Stephen King * James Lee Burke is the heavyweight champ, a great American novelist whose work, taken individually or as a whole, is unsurpassed. * Michael Connelly *
About James Lee Burke
James Lee Burke is the author of fifteen novels including nine featuring Detective Dave Robicheaux, and a collection of short stories. The Lost Get-Back Boogie was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize and Black Cherry Blues won the Edgar Award in 1989. James Lee Burke divides his time between Missoula, Montana and Louisiana. Will Patton is a seasoned US stage actor, having won two OBIE best actor awards for A Lie Of The Mind and What Did He See?. He?s known widely for his film work, having appeared in over 50 films, including The Client, Desperately Seeking Susan, After Hours, Copycat, Entrapment and Armageddon.His films for 2000 release include Gone In Sixty Seconds with Nicholas Cage and new movie hero Vinnie Jones, to be released in August, and Remember The Titans, release date TBC.