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Light Of the World: A Dave Robicheaux Novel

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Written By: James Lee Burke

Narrated By: Will Patton

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Date: July 2013

Duration: 19 hours 2 minutes


“America’s best novelist” (The Denver Post) and “the reigning champ of nostalgia noir” (The New York Times Book Review) introduces his most evil character yet in the twentieth thriller in the bestselling Dave Robicheaux series.

A New York Times bestselling author many times over, James Lee Burke is a two-time Edgar Award-winner whose every book is cause for excitement, especially those in the wildly popular Dave Robicheaux series.

In Light of the World, sadist and serial killer Asa Surrette narrowly escaped the death penalty for the string of heinous murders he committed while capital punishment was outlawed in Kansas. But following a series of damning articles written by Dave Robicheaux’s daughter Alafair about possible other crimes committed by Surette, the killer escapes from a prison transport van and heads to Montana—where an unsuspecting Dave happens to have gone to take in the sweet summer air, accompanied by Alafair, his wife Molly, faithful partner Clete, and Clete’s newfound daughter, Gretchen Horowitz, whom listeners met in Burke’s most recent bestseller Creole Belle.

“James Lee Burke remains the heavy weight champ,” says New York Times bestseller Michael Connelly, “a great American novelist whose work…is unsurpassed.” The master proves it once again with this harrowing novel that examines the nature of evil and pits Dave Robicheaux against the most diabolical villain he has ever faced.


  • Gail B

    I truly am one of James Lee Burkes biggest fans. When I read him I keep a tablet near by to record those passages that wake me up, clue me in, or, literally change the way I perceive life. Im sixty-four and have been a zealous bibliophile since my early childhood and have seldom read an author with greater insight into matters both sociological and spiritual. His is a mind to be taken seriously. He is not, however, lacking a sense of humor. He is clever, sardonic and witty. It took me months to read this book because I was constantly interrupted by his other books. One or the other of which kept catching my attention. When I finally sat with a purpose to read this novel I found myself completely immersed. Of all the stories he has told me, this one hit home the deepest. I discovered that we share the deepest passion for our friends and family and that the depth of sacrifice one human being is willing to go to for another is astonishing and humbling. It makes me feel as though I can more easily trust the love we have for one another in this life. Makes me want to be a hero by way of giving myself to those in need. Keeps me from being able to be a coward. This book is the best of, in my humble opinion. A true must read and a blessing of wisdom and encouragement.

  • Denise T

    Always a riveting story! Beautifully read!

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