Pegasus Descending

Pegasus Descending

A Dave Robicheaux Novel

Book - 2006
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Detective Dave Robicheaux is facing the most painful and dangerous case of his career. A troubled young woman breezes into his hometown of New Iberia, Louisiana. She happens to be the daughter of Robicheaux's onetime best friend--a friend he witnessed gunned down in a bank robbery, a tragedy that forever changed Robicheaux's life. The twists begin when Trish Klein--the only offspring of Robicheaux's Vietnam-era buddy--starts passing marked hundred-dollar bills in local casinos.
Publisher: New York ; Toronto : Simon & Schuster, c2006.
ISBN: 9780743277723
Characteristics: 356 pages ;,25 cm.


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Oct 06, 2015

I'm not sure how many books in the Dave Robicheaux series I've read, but there are a lot. If you like one, you'll probably like them all. "Pegasus Descending" is from 2006 and is set, as most of them are, in New Orleans. What separates Burke from other crime writers is that his stories are not just great thrillers, but have a very deep sense of evil, injustice, and the flaws of humanity. Along with James Ellroy, I think he's the greatest living crime writer.

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