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Light of the world, James Lee Burke

Label
Light of the world
Title
Light of the world
Statement of responsibility
James Lee Burke
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
Louisiana Sherriff's Detective Dave Robicheaux and his longtime friend and partner Clete Purcel are vacationing in Montana's spectacular Big Sky country when a series of suspicious events leads them to believe their lives-and the lives of their families-are in danger. In contrast to the tranquil beauty of Flathead Lake and the colorful summertime larch and fir unspooling across unblemished ranchland, a venomous presence lurks in the caves and hills, intent on destroying innocent lives. First, Alafair Robicheaux is nearly killed by an arrow while hiking alone on a trail. Then Clete's daughter, Gretchen Horowitz, whom readers met in Burke's previous bestseller Creole Belle, runs afoul of a local cop, with dire consequences. Next, Alafair thinks she sees a familiar face following her around town-but how could convicted sadist and serial killer Asa Surette be loose on the streets of Montana? Surrette committed a string of heinous murders while capital punishment was outlawed in his home state of Kansas. Years ago, Alafair, a lawyer and novelist, interviewed Surette in prison, aiming to prove him guilty of other crimes and eligible for the death penalty. Recently, a prison transport van carrying Surette crashed and he is believed dead, but Alafair isn't so sure. Says The Plain Dealer (Cleveland), “Already designated a Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America, Burke should get another title, say, for sustained literary brilliance in his Dave Robicheaux series.” Light of the World is a harrowing novel that examines the nature of evil and pits Dave Robicheaux against the most diabolical villain he has ever faced
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Summary
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.
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Character
Award
Spur Awards, Best Western Contemporary Novel, 2014.
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10185508
Cataloging source
DLC
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1936-
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Burke, James Lee
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3552.U723
LC item number
L54 2013
Literary form
fiction
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True
Series statement
A Dave Robicheaux Novel
Series volume
[Book 20]
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  • Robicheaux, Dave (Fictitious character)
  • Good and evil
  • Kansas
  • FICTION / Thrillers / Suspense
Target audience
adult
Label
Light of the world, James Lee Burke
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Production
Copyright
Note
Book 20 of the Dave Robicheaux Novel series (series numeration from NoveList)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
21414873
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
548 pages (hardcover)
Isbn
9781476710761
Lccn
2013008797
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Light of the world, James Lee Burke
Production
Copyright
Note
Book 20 of the Dave Robicheaux Novel series (series numeration from NoveList)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
21414873
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
548 pages (hardcover)
Isbn
9781476710761
Lccn
2013008797
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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