The Tin Roof Blowdown - James Lee Burke

The Tin Roof Blowdown

By James Lee Burke

  • Release Date - Published: 2007-07-17
  • Book Genre: Fiction & Literature
  • Author: James Lee Burke
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In the waning days of summer, 2005, a storm with greater impact than the bomb that struck Hiroshima peels the face off southern Louisiana.

This is the gruesome reality Iberia Parish Sheriff's Detective Dave Robicheaux discovers as he is deployed to New Orleans. As James Lee Burke's new novel, The Tin Roof Blowdown, begins, Hurricane Katrina has left the commercial district and residential neighborhoods awash with looters and predators of every stripe. The power grid of the city has been destroyed, New Orleans reduced to the level of a medieval society. There is no law, no order, no sanctuary for the infirm, the helpless, and the innocent. Bodies float in the streets and lie impaled on the branches of flooded trees. In the midst of an apocalyptical nightmare, Robicheaux must find two serial rapists, a morphine-addicted priest, and a vigilante who may be more dangerous than the criminals looting the city.

In a singular style that defies genre, James Lee Burke has created a hauntingly bleak picture of life in New Orleans after Katrina. Filled with complex characters and depictions of people at both their best and worst, The Tin Roof Blowdown is not only an action-packed crime thriller, but a poignant story of courage and sacrifice that critics are already calling Burke's best work.

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  • Tin Roof Blowdown

    By Teechurlady
    Always love James Lee Burke, he takes me out of my own head and into that dirty, beautiful place we call Louisiana. Makes a southern girl smile:)
  • Gripping and suspensful

    By barkwolf
    I've read all the 'Dave' novels as they've been released over the years and think this is one of his very best yet. The story takes place during the devestation of Katrina and the flooding, as New Orleans and the surrounding regions in the storm and it's afftermath, leaving thousands dead and even more homeless. Lots of action!

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