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Pegasus Descending Hardcover – 1 August 2006

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Orion; 1st edition (1 August 2006)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 384 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0752874780
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0752874784
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 16.2 x 3.5 x 24 cm
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    4.6 out of 5 stars 411 ratings

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Pegasus Descending is a major work by a major writer, and to tell you the truth I'd read a shopping list he wrote and count myself lucky. The book ends with Hurricane Katrina, and I can't wait for him to write about New Orleans post-apocalypse. - INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY - Mark Timlin

Penned by multi-award-winning Burke, this is noir mystery writing at its best. ... With a compulsive plot woven in Burke's seductive, elegiac style, this is a stylishly dark tale of redemption. - PSYCHOLOGIES magazine

When it comes to literate, pungently characterised American crime writing, James Lee Burke has few peers. - DAILY EXPRESS - Barry Forshaw

Quite superb. - THE GUARDIAN - Matthew Lewin

the 15th of James Lee Burke's David Robicheaux novels, and one of the best - and that is saying something. Burke is the most poetic and lyrical of today's American crime writers; ... In other hands, Pegasus Descending would be merely a gritty noir novel featuring a tough tormented cop. But Burke turns it into an elegaic, almost mystical tale of human frailty, redemption , vengence and loyalty. - THE TIMES - Marcel Berlins

Burke is a cracking storyteller and a wonderful writer whose limpid prose evokes the lushness and mysteriousness of the steamy bayous, where danger and decay lurk just beneath the seemingly placid surfaces, and the darkness and violence in the souls of some of Louisiana's hu

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A superb Dave Robicheaux mystery from the multi award-winning crime writer

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4.0 out of 5 stars Bayou life
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5.0 out of 5 stars As usual, Lee Burke writes with brooding brilliance about his beloved South.
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