Dixie City Jam (A Dave Robicheaux Novel)

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Format: Mass Market Paperback, 1st ed., 502pp. ISBN: 0786889004 Publisher: Hyperion Press Pub. Date: May 1995 The search for a forgotten Nazi submarine sunk off the coast of New Orleans stirs up old hatreds submerged for just as long, in a brilliant new book by Edgar Award winner James Lee Burke. With Dixie City Jam, the writer USA Today called “the Grisham Alternative” enters the front ranks of contemporary fiction writers . . . and mainstream bestsellers. They’re out there, under the salt – the bodies of German seamen who used to lie in wait at the mouth of the Mississippi for unescorted American tankers sailing from the oil refineries of Baton Rouge out into the Gulf of Mexico. As a child, Dave Robicheaux had been haunted by the sailors’ images; then, as a young college student, he’d accidentally discovered one of their subs while scuba diving. Years later, in a New Orleans populated by desperate hustlers and millennium-watchers of all stripes, Robicheaux, a detective with the New Iberia sheriff’s office, finds himself and his family at serious risk, stalked for his knowledge of a watery burial ground by a mysterious man named Will Buchalter – a man who believes that the Holocaust was one big hoax. American crime fiction’s “finest prose stylist” (Los Angeles Times) is at the peak of his powers in Dixie City Jam as he looks long and deep into the human heart of darkness.

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