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Swan Peak

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: James Lee Burke

Narrated By: Will Patton

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Date: July 2008

Duration: 14 hours 1 minutes

Summary:

James Lee Burke's new novel finds Detective Robicheaux far from his New Iberia roots, attempting to relax in the untouched wilderness of rural Montana. He, his wife, and his buddy Clete Purcel have retreated to stay at an old friend's ranch, hoping to spend their days fishing and enjoying their distance from the harsh, gritty landscape of Louisiana post-Katrina.

But the serenity is quickly shattered when two college students are found brutally murdered in the hills behind where the Robicheauxs and Purcel are staying. Drawn into a twisted and dangerous mystery involving a wealthy, vicious oil tycoon, his deformed brother and beautiful wife, a sexually deviant minister, an escaped con and former country music star, and a vigilante Texas gunbull out for blood. At the center of the storm is Clete, who cannot shake the feeling that he is being haunted by ghosts from his past -- namely Sally Dio, the mob boss he'd sabotaged and killed years before.

In this expertly drawn, gripping story, Burke deftly weaves intricate, engaging plotlines and original, compelling characters with his uniquely graceful prose. He transcends genre yet again in the latest thrilling addition to his New York Times bestselling series.

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  • tim heyer

    another stellar book from Burke. Never disappoints. Cleat plays a HUGE role in this and it does not disappoint. Bill Paxon is awesome and 50% of the reason I listen to Burke.

  • Jean

    Enjoyed the descriptions of western Montana and of New Orleans. The story moved right along and was well written . The reader did a good job. But I felt sort of down after reading this book. I sure hope the world is not as evil a place as this story indicates. At least the good guys (if you could call them that) won in the end.

  • Anonymous

    Very brutal and sadistic murders - not my cup of tea - characters equally ugly. There is an audience for this book, but it is not for people who like English country house murders!