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Crusader's Cross: A Dave Robicheaux Novel

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Written By: James Lee Burke

Narrated By: Will Patton

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio

Date: July 2005

Duration: 6 hours 0 minutes

Summary:

For Detective Dave Robicheaux, memories of a strange and violent summer from his youth are best left alone.

But a dying man’s confession forces Robicheaux to resurrect a decades-old mystery with a missing woman at its heart. Her name may or may not have been Ida Durbin, and Robicheaux’s half-brother, Jimmie, paid a brutal price for entering her world. Now the truth will plunge Robicheaux into the manipulations of New Orleans’ wealthiest family, into a complex love affair of his own, and into hot pursuit of a killer expanding his territory beyond the Big Easy at a frightening pace.

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  • Denise T

    Loved it! Fascinating story! The characters and intertwined lives seem totally realistic.

  • Tracy A Oubre

    Another great book with multiple plots that keeps you on your toes. I love these books.

  • Tracey Hodge

    I am a big JL Burke / Robicheaux fan - another great one. Will Patton does such a great job. Would recommend!!

  • Steve Knaebe

    A entertaining story, had the listener thinking they knew who the culprit was...maybe when he was revealed it was a bit of huh, to me anyways. Thought the reader in this one wasn't of the same caliber of previous readers but I suppose I could of read it myself.LOL

  • Kathy

    Maybe I'm just a fan of this author, but I like all his books and this one lives up to the others as a great read.

  • Lee Werley

    This was great. I do not listen to too many of his in a row because I want to enjoy them from time to time. Will Patton is really good.

  • John Morgan

    This novel was excellent. I couldn't wait to hear the next chapters. I highly recommend it to anyone.

  • Anonymous

    I was enjoying this book, until I started thinking about the timeline. The more I thought about it, the more the main character, Robichaud, became an unbelievable and unrealistic character. Robichaud supposedly has an "entanglement" with a hooker in the late 1950s when he was supposedly a young adult (18 or 20). Then, he supposedly served in the Viet Nam War, but by that time, he would have been too old to be drafted. At the time the book takes place, which is after the World Trade Center attacks, he's still an active cop on the force and he would have to be in his 60s, at least, by then. There is even a reference to Robichaud having a conversation when he was little with a Civil War veteran. I just found all of this to be too ridiculous and unbelivable and it ruined the rest of the story for me.

  • Amy Deshaies

    This book was excellent-the amazing imagery lured me in and did not allow me to daydream-I was riveted by every word. I could hear the sounds, smell the smells... The narrator, Will Patton, did a fantastic job. He embodied the character of Dave Robicheaux-the sad, angry, resigned, haunted hero of this series. My only complaint would be the ending-maybe I read too much into some of the hints and clues given throughout the book, but I was left hanging on a few key points. Otherwise, very satisfying-highly recommended.

  • Linda DeAngelis

    James Lee Burke is my favorite author and he just keeps getting better. I've read everything he has ever written. And no one can narrate like Will Patton. I read the book and then I listen to the audio book. You will not be disappointed with either of them.

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