Hurricane Katrina smashes into New Orleans with the "...explosive force several times greater than that of the atom bomb dropped on Hiroshima in 1945." The tidal surge explodes the levee system and devastates much of New Orleans. Hardest hit of all is the Ninth Ward, an area occupied by many of the poorer families of the city. People filled the roads with their automobiles, attempting to escape the storm and authorities were telling the … more
The terminally angst-ridden Dave Robicheaux, a detective in New Iberia Parish, Louisiana, and his close pal, Clete Purcel, team up in another of Burke's riveting novels, one made all the more relevant by the recent tragedy of Hurricane Katrina. Both men have seen too much of the world to believe in miracles, but are unable to give up entirely on human nature, allowing for the dark side so evident in the denizens of New Iberia Parish. After the devastation of Katrina, neither man is prepared for … more
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