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March 20, 2008

Tin Roof Blowdown

By James Lee Burke

Mystery (2007)

This may be the best Burke mystery to date.

Detective Dave Robicheaux lives just outside New Orleans during hurricanes Katrina and Rita and their aftermath. The gruesome reality of what it was like to live through these disastrous hurricanes is vivid in the author's words. New Orleans reduced to the level of a medieval society, where there is no law, order or sanctuary for the weak and helpless is ripe for corruption and suffering.

Robicheaux must find two serial rapists, a morphine-addicted priest, and a vigilante who is probably more dangerous than the city's criminals.

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This book and many others are available in both Spanish and English as well as book and audio form at the De Soto branch of the Johnson County Library. The book is also available on audio tape.

For more information, call the library at 583-3106.

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