James Lee Burke is the reigning champ of nostalgia noir. "The New York Times Book Review"" "A gorgeous prose stylist." Stephen King" Burke's gritty coming-of-age tale is a typically entertaining read that may cap a trilogy but also begs for a sequel. "Kirkus"" James Lee Burke is the heavy weight champ, a great American novelist whose work, taken individually or as a whole, is unsurpassed. Michael Connelly" Burke has a hit with this dark, atmospheric story. " Publishers Weekly "" For five decades, Burke has created memorable novels that weave exquisite language, unforgettable characters, and social commentary into written tapestries that mirror the contemporary scene. His work transcends genre classification. "Philadelphia Inquirer"" Burke s evocative prose remains a thing of reliably fierce wonder. "Entertainment Weekly"" "What brings the myth-laden story to life is Burke's lyrical prose and his ability to use description to mirror emotion. That and what is perhaps the best last paragrapgh in this author's landmark career."" Booklist, Starred Review"" Mr. Burke has crafted another epic tale in an unforgettablelandscape about an imperfect man s search for redemption. Once again, everymember of the sprawling cast of characters, minor to major, makes animpression, and rings true Mr. Burke s novels always offer a compelling story.But, the reader is rewarded with a multitude of haunting themes that run deepand wide. Pick and choose the ones you wish to explore. They are skillfully andnon-intrusively woven into the narrative. But these layers are what alwayselevate a James Lee Burke novel above any genre tale. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette"