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This volume is in fine condition and a great example of this James Lee Burke novel. The dust-jacket is also in very fine condition and it is not price-clipped. It is a First Edition and a First Printing. It is signed directly on the title page by Mr. Burke. This is one of the novels in the 'Dave Robicheaux' series. Each novel stands alone and they do not have to be read in the order in which they were published. James Lee Burke stands head and shoulders over most writers of mysteries and thrillers. His method of writing is almost lyrical at times and his books are examples of Fine modern Literature and not simply mysteries. He has written almost thirty previous novels. In this novel the search for a Forgotten Nazi submarine sunk off the coast of New Orleans stirs up old hatreds submerged for just as long. Out there under the salt there are the bodies of German seamen who used to wait at the mouth of the Mississippi for unescorted American tankers sailing from the oil refineries of Baton Rouge to the Gulf. As a child, Dave Robicheaux has been haunted by the sailors' images. Then, as a young student he'd accidentally discovered one of their subs while scuba diving. 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 man who believes that the Holocaust was a big hoax. This book was purchased inBurke's home town of New Iberia at the bookstore that is mentioned in many of Burke's novels. James Lee Burke is my favorite writer of books of mystery and suspense and recently I took a vacation to visit New Iberia which is his home. It is a wonderful place in the very heart of Cajun country and this environment shows through in all of his novels. We are pleased to send pictures on request.