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A Morning for FlamingosA routine assignment transporting two death row prisoners to their executions goes fatally wrong leaving Dave Robicheaux brutally wounded and his partner dead Obse. 5★“The Robicheaux novels are one of the crowning glories of mystery fiction”  John ConnollyOften a reader is engaged in trying to figure out or second guess the bad guys but eual scrutiny must be given to Dave Robicheaux and friends With one foot in and the other one out he’s intensely complex with a brain split right down the middle Carl Jung would have loved this guy I don’t know how he keeps it together Off the booze down at the Café du Monde almost every morning eating beignets po’boys for lunch then later red beans and dirty rice with boudin for dinner—and then there’s the company he keepsThis one is my favorite in the series so far The action is intelligently restrained sharing the spotlight with superb characters poetical landscapes and mouth watering dialogue while plumbing the depths of human souls in varying stages of unrest “Individuals in search of redemption” Connolly would say some of whom are trying to do the right and honorable thing But hold on podna Dave is trying to be a good guy by helping bring down the bad guy But he likes and partly admires the bad guy and the bad guy likes and admires him JLB had me thinking of Tony C as a bon ami See I need Freud’s couch to lie down on and work this shite out And Clete Purcell is back With friends like him enemies will be closer It was almost too much for me in one book Local craft beer was necessary to keep my inner turmoil at sea level Barrel House Big Sir Double IPA I’m so grateful it is not necessary to attend Dave’s AA meetings and drink Dr Peppers to cope I don’t know how he does it Ah Jimmy cher you have cast the gris gris on me youOf special note for fans Via live chat a couple of days ago JLB said #21 titled Robicheaux has been delivered to his publisher and writing on #22 recently begun Hmmm how many smiley emoticons can fit in this review ☺︎If you’ve been tempted to try these out but daunted by the entire collection they will stand on their own and this one would be a great choice to pull out of the pack—all the stars plus a beer toast

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O magic He becomes irrevocably snarled in the nightmarish web surrounding Mafia don Tony Cardo and must put himself against his own worst fears in order to survive. It's hard to imagine anyone writing crimemystery fiction that's better than James Lee Burke The prose is lyrical the settings so are richly described that you can almost taste and smell New Orleans and his characters are wonderfully complex As this one opens Dave Robicheaux has taken a job with the sheriff's office to help pay off some heavy debts incurred in book 3 He's transporting prisoners Tee Beau and Boggs to death row when things go awry the prisoners escape and Dave is left for dead in a ditch As he recovers he's approached by a colleague who offers him a role in a DEA sting operation to nail local mob boss Tony Cardo As he digs in Boggs enters the scene once again Dave becomes surprisingly close to Cardo and his old high school girlfriend reenters his life and Dave becomes uite conflicted as the sting operation proceeds The compelling thing about these novels is seeing things through the eyes of Robichaeux and getting inside his head As a alcoholic and Viet Nam veteran he has some heavy baggage He's tortured and conflicted but despite his freuent self doubt he's good at what he does and is full of compassion and typically take the moral high ground Fascinating very well written and the reoccurring secondary characters are just as good as Robicheaux himself Interestingly there is a certain amount of closure at the end of this one and Burke could have easily stopped here But I know there there are uite a few books to follow I'm very curious to see where this drama goes in the next book and I hope this series never ends It's so good I can see myself re reading these novels

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Free read A Morning for Flamingos 107 Ì A routine assignment transporting two death row prisoners to their executions goes fatally wrong leaving Dave Robicheaux brutally wounded and his partner dead Obsessed with revenge Dave is persuaded by the DEA to go undercover into the torrid sleepy depths of New Orleans a volatile world of Mafia drug running and Ssed with revenge Dave is persuaded by the DEA to go undercover into the torrid sleepy depths of New Orleans a volatile world of Mafia drug running and Cajun voodo. I am amazed at James Lee Burke's writing skills The books in the Dave Robicheaux series keep getting better No other author that I have read has shown such skill in portraying life in New Orleans and the bayous of Louisiana When you read one of these books you can almost smell and taste New Orleans But the New Orleans in these stories are not ones that will appeal to tourists or families The characters in his stories are fascinating complex sometimes evil For those who are not familiar with Dave Robicheaux he is a Vietnam veteran an alcoholic twice married an on and off again law enforcement officer a small business man a father to an adopted daughter and one of the most complex characters in modern day fiction In this story Robicheaux has rejoined the New Iberia police force in order to pay off debts incurred during Heaven's Prisoners He and his partner are transporting a pair of prisoners to Angola when things go wrong His partner is killed he is left for dead in a ditch and the prisoners escape While recuperating from the physical wounds he is dealing with emotional wounds that are not as easily healed A friend from the DEA recruits him to go undercover believing this will help him and to stop the uestioning of his abilities The plan a sting operation to nail local mob boss Tony Cardo aka Tony C Robicheaux agrees when he finds out that Jimmie Lee Boggs one of the prisoners he was transporting is working for Tony This is a story with many plots and subplots Robicheaux finds himself drawn to Cardo and a girlfriend from his youth reenters his life It was interesting to see that Robicheaux developed a bond with Cardo The lines between good and evil are not always distinct I think it is Robicheaux's humanness when confronted with so much evil that makes him so compelling His apparent ability to retain this while dealing with his own demons and his compassion for others