Finished up Black Cherry Blues by James Lee Burke. This is the third book in Burke’s Dave Robicheaux series. This was Burke’s breakout book in the series. It was the winner of the Edgar Award for Best Novel. Like the earlier books, the prose is dark, deep, and immerses you in the setting. The plot in this story is complex, but it moves you though the story pretty well. The story arc for the main character continued to develop. I still feel like it is hard to accept some of the choices and risks the character makes. I do expect to continue with the series.
Black Cherry Blues
James Lee Burke
Dave Robicheaux was once a Louisiana homicide cop. Now he’s trying to start a new life, opening up a fishing business and caring for his adopted girl, Alafair. Compared to Louisiana, Robicheaux thought Montana would be safe–until two Native American activists suddenly go missing. When Robicheaux begins investigating, he is led into the dark world of the Mafia and oil companies. At the same time, someone from his past comes back to haunt him. Someone who was responsible for Robicheaux’s flight from New Orleans–someone who brutally murdered his wife–and now is after young Alafair …
Released December 15, 2011