James Lee Burke
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No one was surprised when aaron crown was arrested for the decades-old murder of the most famous black civil rights leader in louisiana. After all, his family were shiftless timber people who brought their ways into the cajun wetlands--trailing rumors of ties to the ku klux klan. Only dave robicheaux, to whom crown proclaims his innocence, worries that crown had been made a scapegoat for the collective guilt of a generation.but when buford larose, scion of an old southern family and author of a book that sent crown to prison, is elected governor, strange things start to happen. Dave is offered a job as head of the state police; a documentary filmmaker seeking to prove crown's innocence is killed; and the governor's wife--a former flame--once again turns her seductive powers on dave. It's clear that dave must find out the dark truth about aaron crown, a truth that too many people want to remain hidden.
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