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Clete : A Dave Robicheaux novel

Summary: "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. Gripping and suspenseful, yet interlaced with Clete's humor and fierce drive to protect those he loves, Clete brings a fresh perspective to an iconic series. James Lee Burke proves yet again that he is the "heavyweight champ" and "great American novelist whose work, taken individually or as a whole, is unsurpassed" (Michael Connelly)"--

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  • ISBN: 0802163076
  • ISBN: 9780802163073
  • Physical Description: 329 pages ; 23 cm.
  • Edition: First Grove Atlantic hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Atlantic Monthly Press, 2024
Subject: Robicheaux, Dave (Fictitious character) Fiction
Purcel, Clete (Fictitious character) Fiction
Bow, Clara (Fictitious character) Fiction
Private investigators Fiction
Drug traffic Fiction
Murder Investigation Fiction
Drug abuse Fiction
Genre: Novels.
Thrillers (Fiction)
Detective and mystery fiction.

Available copies

  • 2 of 3 copies available at Blair County Library System. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Altoona Area Public Library.


  • 2 current holds with 3 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Altoona Area Public Library F BUR (Text) 33240004701051 Adult New Arrivals Checked Out 07/22/2024

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