• Unsigned
  • Hardcover
  • UK First Edition, First Printing
Released January 1, 1989
ISBN 9780712636438

£80.00

Currently out of Stock

The third highly acclaimed novel in the Dave Robicheaux series, and winner of the Edgar award.


Personal tragedy has left Dave Robicheaux close to the edge. Battling against his old addiction to alcohol and haunted nightly by vivid dreams and visitations, Dave finds his only tranquillity at home with his young ward Alafair. But even this fragile peace is shattered by the arrival of Dixie Lee Pugh who brings with him a brutal trail of murder and violence.


Robicheaux reluctantly agrees to help out his old friend but becomes more involved than he bargained for when he finds himself suspect Number One in the series of bloody killings. Forced to leave his home, Robicheaux's precarious existence reaches breaking point when Alafair's life is threatened.

Book Condition & Notes

A fine first edition, in the original binding. Slight push-in to the bottom of the spine. In a near-fine dust jacket, with some wrinkling to top and bottom of spine, and several light surface marks on both covers.


Professionally Packed

All of our books that a have dust wrapper are covered in clear protective, removable film and are packed professionally in bubble wrap and a box for shipping so that they reach you in perfect condition.

James Lee Burke

James Lee Burke is an American author, best known for his Dave Robicheaux series. He has won Edgar Awards for Black Cherry Blues and Cimarron Rose, and has also been presented with the Grand Master Award from the Mystery Writers of america. The Robicheaux character has been portrayed twice on screen, first by Alex Baldwin (Heaven's Prisoners) and then Tommy Lee Jones (In the Electric Mist).

Burke has also written five miscellaneous novels, (including Two for Texas), two short story collections, four books starring protagonist Texas attorney Billy Bob Holland, four books starring Billy Bob's cousin Texas sheriff Hackberry Holland, and two books starring Weldon Avery Holland, grandson of legendary Texas lawman Hackberry Holland.

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Book Condition & Notes

A fine first edition, in the original binding. Slight push-in to the bottom of the spine. In a near-fine dust jacket, with some wrinkling to top and bottom of spine, and several light surface marks on both covers.


Professionally Packed

All of our books that a have dust wrapper are covered in clear protective, removable film and are packed professionally in bubble wrap and a box for shipping so that they reach you in perfect condition.