Well, I liked this second book in the series better than I did the first one, although I still have a hard time with Robicheaux's self-destructive tendencies and his disregard for the consequences his actions may have for those around him.
This story starts with Robicheaux running a boat renting company in the Louisiana Bayou, a cop no more. When he and his wife, Annie, are fishing one day, they witness a plane crashing into the sea. They safe a young girl from the plane, but the four adults on board are all dead by the time they arrive.
When authorities only report three bodies on the plane, Robicheaux becomes suspicious and can't help but investigate.
His investigation will bring disaster into Robicheaux's life, and nearly destroy him.
These are very dark books, but also very well written. If the upward trend continues with book three, I can see myself reading the whole series though, dark or not.