By James Lee Burke
Clutching the shards, of his shattered lifestyles, Cajun detective Dave Robicheaux has rejoined the hot lberia police force.
His associate is dead--slain in the course of a condemned prisoner's bloody flight to freedom that left Robicheaux severely wounded and reawakened the ghost of his haunted, violent past.
Following the path of the escaped convicts, Robicheaux is quickly drawn again to New Orleans.But this time, the stakes are even higher.He's operating for the DEA undercover in an try and incriminate Tony Cardo, a clinically insane drug lord.But all Robicheaux's relatively bought is revenge at the brain. And he'll basically be chuffed whilst the killers who upended his lifestyles were delivered to justice.
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Wounded at Gettysburg in 1863 and soon thereafter mustered from the Union Army, he had accepted his brother's invitation to join him in the West. He also followed 2 Cooley, The Great Unknown, 194· 34 SEEING THINGS WHOLE his brother when 0. G. pulled out from the expedition at the lower end of the Grand Canyon and attempted an ill-fated trek across the Shivwits Plateau to Mormon settlements on the Virgin River. William H. Dunn joined the Howlands in their overland trek, and his subsequent death on the plateau left his so-year life shrouded in mystery.
See Cooley, The Great Unknown, 124. Known today as the Yampa River. According to Darrah (Powell of the Colorado, 124) it was Andy Hall who showed unexpected erudition by proposing that the canyon be named for the Cumberland waterfall commemorated in Robert Southey's poem "The Cataract of Lodore" (182o). 3) was appointed poet laureate of England in 1813. 1 2 41 42 SEEING THINGS WHOLE At the foot of one of these runs, early in the afternoon, I found a place where it would be necessary to make a portage, and, signalling the boats to come down, I walked along the bank to examine the ground for the portage, and left one of the men of my boat to signal the others to land at the right point.
In May 186g, as Powell readied his boats, almost nothing was known of the vast region for which he was bound, save for fragmentary reports from a few mountain men, Indians, and traders. It was known that the Green River, flowing south from Wyoming,joined with the Grand River, which rose in the Colorado Rockies, and that the two rivers, once merged, became a mighty stream called the Colorado that ultimately made its way far to the west and reentered the known world near Mormon setdements at the southern tip ofNevada.
A Morning for Flamingos (Dave Robicheaux Series, Book 4) by James Lee Burke