By James Lee Burke
Own tragedy has left Dave Robicheaux on the subject of the sting. struggling with opposed to his outdated habit to alcohol and haunted nightly through bright goals and visitations, Dave reveals his in simple terms tranquillity at domestic together with his younger ward Alafair. yet even this fragile peace is shattered by way of the coming of Dixie Lee Pugh who brings with him a brutal path of homicide and violence.
Robicheaux reluctantly concurs to aid out his previous pal yet turns into extra concerned than he bargained for whilst he reveals himself suspect number 1 within the sequence of bloody killings. pressured to go away his domestic, Robicheaux's precarious life reaches brink while Alafair's existence is threatened.
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She then explained that Jonas had not only donated a million dollars to Rockland Memorial—and as a result felt he had the right to ask his daughter, who was on staff, to run errands—he’d also invested heavily in a research facility just outside of Portland; studying neurotransmitters. “He’s even asked me to run down there for him a couple of times. Plus he’s making deals with Ian Maxwell, this crazy billionaire inventor—” “I know who he is. ” “I don’t know. He’s invented a lot of things. Meanwhile, they’re working on a top secret, radical new way to perform brain surgery, and Dad wants me to be involved in that too.
Her voice was hoarse with emotion. I was stricken with fear. ” She was breathing hard, staring at me with pure hatred. “Oh—yeah. I am never . . never, ever speaking to you ever again. ” She let out a long breath. M URDER U NLEASHED 31 I didn’t know what to say, but I didn’t get a chance to say anything. Sergeant Loudermilk came over and tapped me on the shoulder. ” she said. “Sure,” I said. “Screw you, Jack,” Jamie said, and slammed the door. ” “I’m not sure. ” “I heard that,” Jamie said through the window.
Black Cherry Blues by James Lee Burke