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6 edition of The Tin Roof Blowdown found in the catalog.

The Tin Roof Blowdown

A Dave Robicheaux Novel (Dave Robicheaux Mysteries)

by James Lee Burke

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Published by Simon & Schuster Audio .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • General,
  • Fiction / General,
  • Fiction,
  • Abridged Audio - Fiction/General,
  • Audiobooks

  • Edition Notes

    ContributionsWill Patton (Narrator)
    The Physical Object
    FormatAudio CD
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL7953283M
    ISBN 100743567498
    ISBN 109780743567497

    Trying to find a handle on them was impossible. This tremendous novel details the heartaches and demolishing of New Orleans after Katrina. I think it was that Claggart guy. I think his image was kind.

    Thinking in biblical terms again, The Tin Roof Blowdown is both a lamentation and a testament. Nor did I wish to deal with the latent racism in our culture that was already beginning to rear its head. Also, no doubt, audiences for detective stories are rather different from those for current affairs programming, however worthy — see Ken Worpole, Dockers and Detectives: Popular Reading, Popular Writing, Versofor a pathbreaking account of the class connotations of popular fiction. Obsessed with the song and the memory of Tee Jolie, Dave goes in search of her sister, Blue, who later turns up inside a block of ice floating in the Gulf. Easy listening.

    The unsound and the fury Private dicks began life as struggling entrepreneurs from blue-collar backgrounds in the utterly corrupt public miasma of the modern city. The tidewater accent of the one I spoke with at the Citadel library in Charleston was a genuine pleasure to listen to. As they flee, gunfire leaves two dead, one paralyzed and the fourth Bertrand Melancon terrified and on the run. Then I appreciate the depth of his character development: No one is all bad, no one is all good.


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The Tin Roof Blowdown book

He took it from her and entered the building, wiping his mouth. Like other able-bodied police officers, Robicheaux is reassigned from his home base of New Iberia to cover crimes in New Orleans, in his case the shooting of two looters who unwittingly robbed and trashed the home of a New Orleans mobster.

In the whirling winds of Hurricane Katrina's landfall, a junkie priest takes a bus into the 9th Ward. The petrochemical companies have cut roughly ten thousand miles of channels through the wetlands, allowing saline intrusion to poison and kill freshwater marsh areas from Plaquemines Parish to Sabine Pass.

The water was chocolate-brown, the surface glistening with a blue-green sheen of oil and industrial chemicals. The power grid destroyed, New Orleans is reduced to the level of a medieval society. We believe in law and order, but we also believe that real crimes are committed by a separate class of people, one that has nothing to do with our own lives or the world of reasonable behaviour and mutual respect to which we belong.

Robicheaux investigates the shooting of the innocent boy and gets ensnared in the search by the crooks and the psychopath to find the diamonds and the looters. Thinking in biblical terms again, The Tin Roof Blowdown is both a lamentation and a testament.

Rosecrans, I need every bit of information I can get regarding this man. His eyes scanned the high windows for a flicker of lightning in the sky. They drowned in attics and on the second floors of their houses.

The Tin Roof Blowdown (Dave Robicheaux Series #16)

I knew that this story dealt with Hurricane Katrina I have been reading all of the books in the Dave Robicheaux series since the beginning of the year.

Wealth did not buy it. He also wore a mustache with streaks of white in it. In the midst of an apocalyptic nightmare, Robicheaux must find two serial rapists, a morphine-addicted priest, and a vigilante who may be more dangerous than the criminals looting the city.

Cum sociis natoque penatibus et magnis dis parturient montes, nascetur ridiculus mus. But at various times on his tax form he claimed two dependents besides himself, his son.

Wealth came with it. The author has a certain, political viewpoint but other than being mildly irritating it tends not to get in the way too much. One of them is still alive and Robicheaux must find him before the vengeful mobster does. She put her purse under the seat and locked the car, then she and Alafair walked across the campus to the library.

The swearing does get a little tedious and overdone at times but I'd still listen to it again. The players were much bigger than the homegrown parasites that have sucked the life out of Louisiana for generations.

There are missing "blood diamonds" and a sadistic psychopath. The linear structure of a neighbourhood could be recognized only by the green smudge of yard trees that cut the waterline and row upon row of rooftops dotted with people who perched on sloped shingles that scalded their hands.

It was the disconnection of them from their environment that was hard for the eye to accept.The Tin Roof Blowdown: A Dave Robicheaux Novel Paperback – February 27, by James Lee Burke (Author)Cited by: 4.

The Tin Roof Blowdown (Dave Robicheaux series) by James Lee Burke. Apr 08,  · As James Lee Burke's new novel, The Tin Roof Blowdown, begins, Hurricane Katrina has left the commercial district and residential neighborhoods awash with looters and predators of every stripe. The power grid of the city has been destroyed, New Orleans reduced to /5().

Jul 17,  · ‎The Tin Roof Blowdown on Apple Books ‎In the waning days of summer,a storm with greater impact than the bomb that struck Hiroshima peels the face off southern Louisiana.

br /> This is the gruesome reality Iberia Parish Sheriff's Detective Dave Robicheaux discovers as he is deployed to New Orleans. As James Lee Burke /5(). In the waning days of summera storm with greater impact than the bomb that struck Hiroshima peels the face off southern Louisiana. This is the gruesome reality Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Detective Dave Robicheaux discovers as he is deployed to New Orleans.

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Get this from a library! The tin roof blowdown. [James Lee Burke] -- As I wanted to wake to the great, gold-green, sun-spangled promise of the South Louisiana in which I had grown up. I didn't want to be part of the history taking place in our state." That sentence.