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A tragic start to Dave Robicheaux's new life in New Iberia,
By A Customer
This review is from: Heaven's Prisoners (Paperback)
Heaven's Prisoners is the second book in the Dave Robicheaux series. Following his departure from the New Orleans Police Department he sets up home with his wife Annie in the swamp and bayoux country of the New Iberia of his childhood.
One day whilst out fishing in the gulf he witnesses a plane crash which heralds the start of a tragic series of events.
Dave explores the darkest corners of his soul as he battles with his alcoholism and tries to conclude some business with an old school friend Bubba Rocque.
This book is an important link into the future stories and introduces some of the key characters including his daughter Alafair and Batiste the paid hand at Dave's boat and bait shop.
Not the best of the series but an emotional and revealing insight into the complexities and dichotomy of Dave's character. An introduction to the Dave's world in southern Louisiana as we later come to know it.