New York: Hyperion, 1995. First Edition. Hardcover. [INSCRIBED] 340pp. Octavo. [23cm] 1/4 black cloth over red boards. Title stamped in gold on spine. Illustrated dust jacket. Inscription by author on title page reads "To ____, All the best," followed by the author's signature. As New / As New. Item #61635
From the author's website: The Fontenot family has lived as sharecroppers on Bertrand land for as long as anyone can remember. So why are they now being forced from their homes? And what does the murder of Della Landry—the girlfriend of New Orleans fixer Sonny Boy Marsallus—have to do with it?
Marsallus’s secrets seem tied to those of the Fontenots. But can Detective Dave Robicheaux make sense of it all before more bodies drop? In James Lee Burke’s intense and powerful crime novel, Robicheaux digs deep into the bad blood and dirty secrets of Louisiana’s past—while confronting a ragtag alliance of local mobsters and a hired assassin.