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Clete : a Dave Robicheaux novel / James Lee Burke.

James Lee Burke returns to his bestselling Dave Robicheaux series, bringing Dave's partner and friend Clete Purcel to the forefront for the first time as Clete and Dave attempt to stop the ruthless smugglers of a dangerous new drug. Clete Purcel-- private investigator, former cop, and war veteran with a hard shell covering just a few soft spots-- is Dave Robicheaux's longtime friend and partner in detective work. But he has a troubled past. When Clete picks up his car from the local car wash, only to find it ransacked by a group of thugs tied to the drug trade, it feels personal-- his grandniece died of a fentanyl overdose, and his fists curl when he thinks of the dealers who sold it. As Clete traces the connections in this far-reaching criminal enterprise, Clara Bow, a woman with a dark past, hires Clete to investigate her scheming, slippery ex-husband, and a string of brutal deaths all link back to a heavily tattooed man who lurks around every corner. Clete experiences shockingly lifelike hallucinations and questions Clara's ulterior motives when he and Dave start to hear rumors of a dangerous substance with potentially catastrophic effects. The thugs who destroyed Clete's car might have been pawns in a scheme far darker than they could've imagined.

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  • ISBN: 9780802163073 (hardcover)
  • Physical Description: 329 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Edition: First Grove Atlantic hardcover edition
  • Publisher: New York : Atlantic Monthly Press, 2024.
Subject: Purcel, Clete (Fictitious character) > Fiction.
Robicheaux, Dave (Fictitious character) > Fiction.
Private investigators > Fiction.
Genre: Thrillers (Fiction).
Detective and mystery fiction.

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