Dave and Clete are not conventional law enforcement folk. They go into the sewers where the gargoyles and monsters live and they dispense justice. Smiley, who lives in the sewers permanently, helps (selectively) too. Burke uses metaphors brilliantly, he will take you to Akadiana and Bayou Teche and Montana too if you want to go. I haven't been but I feel as if I have. Find a seatbelt, it's a great ride.
I always look forward to the next book in the Dave Robicheaux series from JLB & this one does not disappoint. Packed with interesting characters, murders with what appears Tarot overtones & Clete Purcel in full flight. Highly recommended for those who enjoy a gritty crime novel from one of the masters of the genre!