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Light of the World

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

 
 
James Lee Burke's legendary detective Dave Robicheaux returns to try to save his daughter from a sadistic killer.

When Detective Dave Robicheaux's daughter, Alafair, declares her intention to interview a convicted serial killer called Asa Surette, he does all he can to dissuade her. Dave has always encouraged her ambitions as a writer, but as a father he doesn't want her to be exposed to a man so nakedly evil. And his fears seem well founded when Alafair is visibly shocked by the encounter.

Two years later, the horror Surette evoked is all but forgotten, as Dave and his family are vacationing amidst the natural beauty of Montana. But evil, it seems, has followed them into this wild paradise. Someone is stalking Alafair, and Dave begins to suspect that it's Surette - even though he officially died when the prison truck he was being transported in collided with an oil tanker. Is Alafair now the target of one of the most depraved serial killers ever to have been caught, or has she unwittingly crossed paths with a murderous psychopath closer to home?

Praise for one of the great American crime writers, James Lee Burke:

'James Lee Burke is the heavyweight champ, a great American novelist whose work, taken individually or as a whole, is unsurpassed.' Michael Connelly

'A gorgeous prose stylist.' Stephen King

'Richly deserves to be described now as one of the finest crime writers America has ever produced.' Daily Mail

Fans of Dennis Lehane, Michael Connelly and Don Winslow will love James Lee Burke:

Dave Robicheaux Series

1. The Neon Rain
2. Heaven's Prisoners
3. Black Cherry Blues
4. A Morning for Flamingos
5. A Stained White Radiance
6. In the Electric Mist with Confederate Dead
7. Dixie City Jam
8. Burning Angel
9. Cadillac Jukebox
10. Sunset Limited
11. Purple Cane Road
12. Jolie Blon's Bounce
13. Last Car to Elysian Fields
14. Crusader's Cross
15. Pegasus Descending
16. The Tin Roof Blowdown
17. Swan Peak
18. The Glass Rainbow
19. Creole Belle
20. Light of the World
21. Robicheaux

Hackberry Holland Series

1. Lay Down My Sword and Shield
2. Rain Gods
3. Feast Day of Fools
4. House of the Rising Sun

Billy Bob Holland Series

1. Cimarron Rose
2. Heartwood
3. Bitterroot
4. In The Moon of Red Ponies

* Each James Lee Burke novel can be read as a standalone or in series order *

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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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September 2013 : UK Hardback
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Title: Light of the World (Dave Robicheaux)
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
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Title: 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
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Title: 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
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Title: Light of the World (Dave Robicheaux)
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
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Title: 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
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Title: 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
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Title: Light of the World (Dave Robicheaux)
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
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Title: Light of the World (Dave Robicheaux)
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
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Title: 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
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Title: Light of the World
Author(s): James Lee Burke
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
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November 2013 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Light of the World
Author(s): James Lee Burke
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
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October 2013 : UK Audio CD
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Title: 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
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July 2013 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Light Of the World: A Dave Robicheaux Novel
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
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Title: 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
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Title: Light of the World: A Dave Robicheaux Novel, Book 20
Author(s): James Lee Burke
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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July 2013 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Light of the World: A Dave Robicheaux Novel, Book 20
Author(s): James Lee Burke
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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Kindle Editions

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