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TitleA private cathedral / James Lee Burke.
AuthorBurke, James Lee, 1936- author.
CollectionAdult Fiction
Reserve Item


Call NoBarcodeCirc StatusLocation
FIC BUR50887000115787AvailableHamlin

Catalog Details

International Standard Book Number 1982151684 (hardcover)
International Standard Book Number 9781982151683 (hardcover)
Dewey Decimal Classification Number 813/.54 23
Personal Name Burke, James Lee, 1936- author.
Title Statement A private cathedral / James Lee Burke.
Edition Statement First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Imprint New York : Simon and Schuster, 2020.
Physical Description 370 pages ; 25 cm.
Content Type text txt rdacontent
Media Type unmediated n rdamedia
Carrier Type volume nc rdacarrier
Series Statement The Dave Robicheaux novels
Summary, Etc. "On his way to visit an inmate at a Texas prison who has promised him information, Detective Dave Robicheaux stops off at an amusement park to watch a teenaged Elvis-like rock-and-roller from his hometown of New Iberia named Johnny Shondell playing to a crowd of swooming young girls. One of them is another New Iberia teenager named Isolde Balangie. The Shondell and Balangie families are longtime rivals in the New Iberia criminal underworld. Yet Johnny and Isolde are in love. And like Romeo and Juliet, Johnny and Isolde are being kept apart by their families. In fact, Isolde tells Robicheaux, her parents have given her to the Shondell patriarch to be used as a sex slave. Seeking to uncover why, Robicheaux gets too close to both Isolde's mother and her father's mistress. As retribution, the elder Balangie orders a mysterious assassin to go after Robicheaux and his longtime partner, Clete Purcell. Yet this is unlike any hitman Robicheaux has ever faced: he has the ability induce hallucinations and might be a time-traveling reptilian. A Private Cathedral is both vintage James Lee Burke and one of his most inventive works to date--mixing romance, violence, mythology and science-fiction to produce a thrilling story about the all-consuming, all-conquering power of love"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Police Louisiana Fiction.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Robicheaux, Dave (Fictitious character) Fiction.
Subject Added Entry - Geographical Term New Iberia (La.) Fiction.
Index Term-Genre/Form Detective and mystery fiction.
Additional Physical Form Entry Online version: Burke, James Lee, 1936- First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition New York : Simon and Schuster, 2020 Private cathedral (DLC) 2019058583 9781982151706
Series Added Entry-Personal Name Burke, James Lee, 1936- Dave Robicheaux novel.

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