Read by Will Patton.
Detective Dave Robicheaux embarks on a painful journey to a murky past when he is told that his mother Mae was a hooker and ended her life drowned in a mud puddle on the edge of the bayou on Purple Can Road by two cops working for the Mob.
Along the way Robicheaux hooks up with Belmont Pugh, a preacher who has made it from door-to-door salesman to the carnival world of state politics; Johnny Remata, a psychotic hit-man with an IQ of 160; and Jim Gable, whose mansion stands at the head of Purple Cane Road and whose intimate knowledge of Robicheaux's wife's past is yet another cross Robicheaux must bear as he tracks down his mother's killers.
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 08 / 2001
- 140 x 107mm