Cadillac Jukebox

Cadillac Jukebox

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No one was surprised when Aaron Crown was arrested for the decades-old murder of the most famous black civil rights leader in Louisiana. After all, his family were shiftless timber people who brought their ways into the Cajun wetlands--trailing rumors of ties to the Ku Klux Klan. Only Dave Robicheaux, to whom Crown proclaims his innocence, worries that Crown had been made a scapegoat for the collective guilt of a generation. But when Buford LaRose, scion of an old Southern family and author of a book that sent Crown to prison, is elected governor, strange things start to happen. Dave is offered a job as head of the state police; a documentary filmmaker seeking to prove Crown's innocence is killed; and the governor's wife--a former flame--once again turns her seductive powers on Dave. It's clear that Dave must find out the dark truth about Aaron Crown, a truth that too many people want to remain hidden.
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Mar 13, 2015

Magnificent prose that portrays blue-collar Louisiana. There is less Robicheaux angst over his Vietnam experiences. The tense action remains as our hero responds to a corrupt politician and those who put him in power. I have been reading these books in chronological order and look forward to reading them all again. The imagery almost overwhelms me as I read, slowly at times. Burkes books are best read this way, savoring the images he evokes. Would you rush through a wonderful meal?

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FavouriteFiction Oct 31, 2009

Sheriff's Deputy Dave Robicheaux is investigating the murder of a civil rights leader back in the 1960's, and trying to find out how the suspect's recent arrest is linked to an upcoming election. His task leads him on a journey through the history and inbred politics of New Iberia and he must confront a sinister hit man whose job is to silence police informants.

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