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.