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Light of the World

(2013)
(Book 20 in the Dave Robicheaux series)
A novel by

 
New York Times bestselling author and "America's best novelist" (The Denver Post) James Lee Burke is back with the twentieth mystery in the masterful Dave Robicheaux series.

Sadist and serial killer Asa Surrette narrowly escaped the death penalty for the string of heinous murders he committed while capital punishment was outlawed in Kansas. But following a series of damning articles written by Dave Robicheaux's daughter Alafair, Surrette escapes from a prison transport van and heads to Montana, where an unsuspecting Dave - along with Alafair; Dave's wife, Molly; Dave's faithful partner Clete; and Clete's newfound daughter, Gretchen Horowitz - have come to take in the sweet summer air.

Surrette may be even worse than Dave's old enemy Legion Guidry, a man Dave suspected might very well be the devil incarnate. But before Dave can stop Surrette from harming those he loves most, he'll have to do battle with Love Younger, an enigmatic petrochemical magnate seeking to build an oil pipeline from Alberta to Texas, and Wyatt Dixon, a rodeo clown with a dark past whom Burke fans will recall from his Billy Bob Holland novels.

Says The Plain Dealer (Cleveland), "Already designated a Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America, Burke should get another title, say, for sustained literary brilliance in his Dave Robicheaux series." Drawing on real events that took place in Wichita, Kansas, over a twenty-year span, Light of the World is a harrowing novel that examines the nature of evil and pits Dave Robicheaux against the most diabolical villain he has ever faced.

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Hardback Editions

October 2013 : UK Hardback
Title: Light of the World
Author(s): James Lee Burke, George P Pelecanos
ISBN: 1-873567-98-7 / 978-1-873567-98-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Scorpion Press
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January 2013 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: Light of the World
Author(s): James Lee Burke
ISBN: 1-4091-2857-1 / 978-1-4091-2857-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orion
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August 2013 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: Light Of The World (A Dave Robicheaux Novel)
Author(s): James Lee Burke
ISBN: 1-4104-5987-X / 978-1-4104-5987-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Wheeler Publishing
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July 2013 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: Light of the World: A Dave Robicheaux Novel
Author(s): James Lee Burke
ISBN: 1-4767-1076-7 / 978-1-4767-1076-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
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Paperback Editions

November 2014 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Light of the World
Author(s): James Lee Burke
ISBN: 1-4091-2869-5 / 978-1-4091-2869-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orion
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July 2014 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Light Of The World (A Dave Robicheaux Novel)
Author(s): James Lee Burke
ISBN: 1-59413-683-1 / 978-1-59413-683-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Large Print Press
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June 2014 : USA Mass Market Paperback
thumbTitle: Light of the World: A Dave Robicheaux Novel
Author(s): James Lee Burke
ISBN: 1-4767-1077-5 / 978-1-4767-1077-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pocket Books
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May 2014 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Light of the World
Author(s): James Lee Burke
ISBN: 1-4091-2973-X / 978-1-4091-2973-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orion
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July 2013 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Light of the World
Author(s): James Lee Burke
ISBN: 1-4091-2868-7 / 978-1-4091-2868-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orion
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Audio Editions

June 2014 : USA Audio CD
thumbTitle: Light Of the World: A Dave Robicheaux Novel
Author(s): James Lee Burke
ISBN: 1-4423-7101-3 / 978-1-4423-7101-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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November 2013 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: Light of the World
Author(s): James Lee Burke
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon   

November 2013 : UK Audio edition
thumbTitle: Light of the World
Author(s): James Lee Burke
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon UK   

October 2013 : UK Audio CD
thumbTitle: Light of the World
Author(s): James Lee Burke
ISBN: 1-4712-4560-8 / 978-1-4712-4560-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon UK   

July 2013 : USA Audio CD
thumbTitle: Light Of the World: A Dave Robicheaux Novel (Dave Robicheaux Mysteries (Audio))
Author(s): James Lee Burke
ISBN: 1-4423-6147-6 / 978-1-4423-6147-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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July 2013 : USA Audio CD
thumbTitle: Light Of the World: A Dave Robicheaux Novel (Dave Robicheaux Mysteries)
Author(s): James Lee Burke
ISBN: 1-4423-6149-2 / 978-1-4423-6149-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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July 2013 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: Light of the World: A Dave Robicheaux Novel, Book 20
Author(s): James Lee Burke
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Availability: Amazon   

July 2013 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: Light of the World: A Dave Robicheaux Novel, Book 20
Author(s): James Lee Burke
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Availability: Amazon   

Kindle Editions

July 2013 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Light of the World: A Dave Robicheaux Novel
Author(s): James Lee Burke
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
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July 2013 : UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Light of the World (Dave Robicheaux Book 20)
Author(s): James Lee Burke
Publisher: Orion
Availability: Amazon UK   


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