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Pegasus Descending: A Dave Robicheaux Novel

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Written By: James Lee Burke

Narrated By: Will Patton

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Date: July 2006

Duration: 6 hours 0 minutes


A troubled young woman breezes into Detective Robicheaux's hometown of New Iberia, Louisiana. She happens to be the daughter of his 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. Is she a good kid gone bad? A victim's child seeking revenge? A promiscuous beauty seducing everyone good within her grasp? And can Robicheaux make peace with his friend's murder in time to figure out how a local mobster fits into all the schemes and death? Will his life be whole again when it has been shattered by so much tragedy?

In Pegasus Descending, James Lee Burke explores psyches as much as evidence, and tries to make sense of human behavior as well as of his characters' crimes. Richly atmospheric, frightening in its sudden violence, and replete with the sort of puzzles only the best crime fiction creates, Burke's latest novel is an unforgettable roller coaster of passion, surprise, and regret.


  • Amy Deshaies

    This author's writing is haunting and melodic-and the narration is superb. I would recommend any of the Dave Robicheaux novels, especially if Will Patton is narrating. You can hear every emotion from each distinct character-the narration is so three dimensional. The story is gripping-you will not be disappointed.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful.

  • Jeanne W.

    Love the machinations of the dry alcoholic, the character development and the Louisiana settings, both small town and NOLA!

  • Keith Murphy

    An excellent and interesting storyline, although the ending was a little far fetched. Will Patton as always does an amazing job of in narrating this beautiful writing and distinct characters.

  • Denise T

    Excellent story! The melancholy of people trapped in their historical roles is palatable.

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