'The story, about greed and murder and redemption, contains some of Burke's most brilliantly realised characters ...a compelling and moving narrative, punctuated by his devastating descriptions of the ravaged city' Sunday Telegraph New Orleans is awash with corpses after Hurricane Katrina unleashes its awesome power.
In a city patrolled only by looters, all law and order gone, the survivors wait in trees or on rooftops for help that never comes.
In a landscape transformed into a violent wasteland, Dave Robicheaux must investigate the shooting of two looters and find out why some very dangerous people are hunting a third.
Is it because they unwittingly ransacked the house of a notorious mob boss? Or did a chance encounter with the father of a raped girl seal their fate?
As Robicheaux starts to uncover a ruthless tale of greed, torture and murder, his own family comes under threat from a sinister psychopath, and the devastated city provides the perfect stage for a final confrontation between good and evil.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 464 pages
- Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
- Publication Date: 26/06/2008
- Category: Crime & mystery
- ISBN: 9780753823163