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"Light of the World" by James Lee Burke

posted Jul 31, 2013, 8:58 AM by Marsha Shilling   [ updated Jul 31, 2013, 4:25 PM ]
I just finished reading Burke's "Light of the World," getting it the day it was shelved with the new books in the Mifflin County Library. No doubt, James Lee Burke is my favorite author. If you are familiar with his novels you will not be disappointed. As usual, Sheriff's deputy Dave Robicheaux and his PI buddy Clete Purcell are the central characters, which also include their daughters. It is a familiar tale of good versus evil and selflessness versus greed. Set in Missoula, Montana, the story deals with the horrendous acts of serial killer Asa Surette, who is somehow connected with an oil magnate, Love Younger. The action multiplies as the plot unfolds, and the imagery of the landscape is beautiful but the deeds are sometimes graphic. The villains' dark secrets are exposed as Robicheaux and friends seek redemption. With many Biblical references, Burke again leaves the reader believing the ends justify the means.
-Russell Rager, Five Stars