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Pegasus Descending

A Dave Robicheaux Novel

by James Lee Burke

Pegasus Descending by James Lee Burke
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  • Published in USA  Jul 2006
    368 pages
    Genre: Mysteries

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Detective Dave Robicheaux is facing the most painful and dangerous case of his career. A troubled young woman breezes into his hometown of New Iberia, Louisiana. She happens to be the daughter of Robicheaux's one-time best friend -- a friend he witnessed gunned down in a bank robbery, a tragedy that forever changed Robicheaux's life.

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"No serious reader of hard-boiled fiction should ever miss a moment of Dave Robicheaux in action." - Booklist.

"Burke creates another challenging morality play for his flawed, everyman hero. " - Publishers Weekly.

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James Lee Burke Author Biography

James Lee Burke was born in Houston, Texas, in 1936 and grew up on the Texas-Louisiana gulf coast. He attended Southwestern Louisiana Institute and later received a B. A. Degree in English and an M. A. from the University of Missouri in 1958 and 1960 respectively. Over the years he worked as a landman for Sinclair Oil Company, pipeliner, land surveyor, newspaper reporter, college English professor, social worker on Skid Row in Los Angeles, clerk for the Louisiana Employment Service, and instructor in the U. S. Job Corps.

He and his wife Pearl met in graduate school and have been married 43 years, they have four children: Jim Jr., an assistant U.S. Attorney; Andree, a school psychologist; Pamala, a T.V. ad producer; and Alafair, a law professor and novelist whose first novel ...

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