Summary

On its surface life in Houston is as you would expect: drive-in restaurants, souped-up cars, jukeboxes, teenagers discovering their sexuality. Against this backdrop Aaron Holland Broussard discovers the poignancy of first love and a world of violence he did not know existed. When Aaron spots the beautiful Valerie Epstein fighting with her boyfriend, he inadvertently challenges the power of the Mob. He also discovers he must find the courage his father had found as an American soldier in the Great War.
©2016 James Lee Burke (P)2017 Simon & Schuster
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"One of the great American novelists - in any genre. In more than 30 novels over four decades, he has demonstrated repeatedly that he is a supreme storyteller and among the finest writers of contemporary prose" ( Daily Mail)
"A fantastic novelist...so far above the prevailing standards of crime fiction that it is pointless to make the comparisons." ( Daily Express)
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5 out of 5 stars
By teamsmugs on 27-05-17

Best book I have read this year.

The performance of this book makes it. I don't think I appreciated how a narrator could make a story come alive. I recommend this book to anyone who has been a teenager and got themselves into trouble that has gone too far.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Marcus on 07-04-17

One of James Lee Burke's best novels.

A very interesting and compelling story, and as always beautifully written. Listening to Will Patton narrating James Lee Burke is like music to my ears.

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