Purple Cane Road

Purple Cane Road

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Haunted by the mother he never knew, Dave Robicheaux is stunned when a chance meeting reveals that his mother had been murdered by a New Orleans police officer, a discovery that has him searching for the killer.

Blackwell North Amer
Dave Robicheaux has spent his life confronting the age-old adage that the sins of the father pass on to the son. But what was his mother's legacy? Dead to him since his youth, Mae Guillory has been shuttered away in the deep recesses of Robicheaux's mind. He's lived with the fact that he would never really know what happened to the woman who left him to the devices of a whiskey-driven father. But deep down, Dave still feels the loss of his mother and knows that the infinite series of disappointments in her life could not have come to a good end.
While helping out an old friend, Dave is stunned when a pimp looks at him sideways and asks if he is the son of Mae Guillory, the whore a bunch of cops murdered thirty years ago. Her body was dumped in the bayou bordering Purple Cane Road, and the cops who left her there are still on the job.
Dave's search for his mother's killers leads him to the darker places in his past, and solving this case teaches him what it means to be his mother's son.

Baker
& Taylor

Haunted by the mother he never knew, Dave Robicheaux is stunned when a chance meeting reveals that his mother was murdered by a New Orleans police officer, a discovery that has him searching for the killer.

Publisher: New York : Doubleday, [2000]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2000
ISBN: 9780385488440
0385488440
Branch Call Number: FIC Burke, J 200.11 2000
Characteristics: 341 pages ; 25 cm

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Burke is the unchallenged master of ambiance and character development.

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