Thursday, June 16, 2011

Review: The Tin Roof Blowdown by James Lee Burke

SYNOPSIS:  
This is the gruesome reality Iberia Parish Sheriff's Detective Dave Robicheaux discovers as he is deployed to New Orleans. Hurricane Katrina has left the commercial district and residential neighborhoods awash with looters and predators of every stripe. The power grid of the city has been destroyed, New Orleans reduced to the level of a medieval society. There is no law, no order, no sanctuary for the infirm, the helpless, and the innocent. Bodies float in the streets and lie impaled on the branches of flooded trees. In the midst of an apocalyptical nightmare, Robicheaux must find two serial rapists, a morphine-addicted priest, and a vigilante who may be more dangerous than the criminals looting the city.
MY REVIEW:  

What a boring book...So sorry James. My very first novel from this author and it will most likely be the last...It's always a challenge for me to discover new authors, but in the process, instead of gaining new good reads, they tend to disappoint now and then... This book is a perfect example of that... 
 
We all know the devastation that Hurricane Katrina inflicted to thousands of people in New Orleans and my heart goes out to these people. Even though, I didn't like the book, James vividly captured the pain and the suffering that Mother Nature can inflict to all of us...

My Rating: 2 Stars

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