Light Of the World: A Dave Robicheaux Novel
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Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Date: July 2013
Duration: 8 hours 21 minutes
Using real events that took place in Wichita, Kansas, over a period of twenty years as a springboard into the next Dave Robicheaux thriller, Light of the World is a harrowing novel that examines the nature of evil—its possible causes, and ultimately, its essential unknowability.
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, Surrette escapes from a prison transport van and heads to Montana, where an unsuspecting Dave—along with Alafair; Dave’s wife, Molly; Dave’s faithful partner Clete; and Clete’s newfound daughter, Gretchen Horowitz—have come to take in the sweet summer air.
Surrette may be even worse than Dave’s old enemy Legion Guidry, a man Dave suspected might very well be the devil incarnate. But before Dave can stop Surrette from harming those he loves most, he’ll have to do battle with Love Younger, an enigmatic petrochemical magnate seeking to build an oil pipeline from Alberta to Texas, and Wyatt Dixon, a rodeo clown with a dark past whom Burke fans will recall from his Billy Bob Holland novels.
Fans of James Lee Burke's Dave Robicheaux series will cheer this new installment coming right on the heels of Creole Belle, the novel that introduced Gretchen Horowitz and brought Dave and Clete back from the brink of death to fight another day.