Either these mysteries are getting better as the series goes on, or I'm developing a taste for them. Either way, I can now see myself continuing with this series.
Mind you, Robicheaux is still a very troubles character, and the story continues to be dark, and filled with violence and characters you'd prefer never to encounter, but it's a very well written story and a thrilling read.
In this instalment, Roubicheaux is just about managing to keep his demons at bay when he encounters a blast from the past in the form of Dixie Lee Pugh.
When he decides to help Dixie Lee, reluctantly and against his better judgment, he soon finds himself facing the mob, as well as a murder charge.
Now he has to investigate to keep himself and little Alafair safe, as well as to prove his own innocence.