Author(s): James Lee Burke
Dave Robicheaux is trying to put a life of violence and crime behind him, leaving homicide to run a boat-rental business in Louisiana's bayou country. But one day while fishing in the Gulf with his wife Annie, he witnesses an event that will change his life forever. A small two-engine plane suddenly crashes into the sea and Robicheaux dives down to the wreckage to find four bodies and one survivor; a little girl miraculously trapped in a pocket of air. When the authorities insist only three bodies were recovered from the plane, Robicheaux decides to investigate the mystery of the missing man.
Heaven's Prisoners was made into a major movie starring Alec Baldwin One of five early Jame Lee Burke titles new to Orion - alongside A Stained White Radiance, A Morning for Flamingos, Black Cherry Blues and Neon Rain Tremendous sales for all James Lee Burke's titles - he consistently sells over 50,000 copies in paperback Burke has won the Gold Dagger once (Sunset Limited) and the Edgar Award twice (for Black Cherry Blues and Cimarron Rose) 'Critics are running out of superlatives to describe the writing of James Lee Burke' Observer 'Robicheaux is more than a lethal man of action. Burke writes
James Lee Burke is the author of twenty-two previous novels, including twelve featuring Detective Dave Robicheaux. He lives with his wife, Pearl, in Missoula, Montana and New Iberia, Louisiana.