By James Lee Burke
Clutching the shards, of his shattered existence, Cajun detective Dave Robicheaux has rejoined the recent lberia police force.
His associate is dead--slain in the course of a condemned prisoner's bloody flight to freedom that left Robicheaux severely wounded and reawakened the ghost of his haunted, violent past.
Following the path of the escaped convicts, Robicheaux is quickly drawn again to New Orleans.But this time, the stakes are even higher.He's operating for the DEA undercover in an try and incriminate Tony Cardo, a clinically insane drug lord.But all Robicheaux's fairly acquired is revenge at the brain. And he'll in simple terms be happy while the killers who upended his existence were dropped at justice.
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Library and Archives Canada Cataloguing in Publication Marlowe, Christopher, 1564–1593. Doctor Faustus : a 1604 version edition / edited by Michael Keefer. — 2nd. ed. (Broadview editions) Previous ed. published in 1991 under title: Christopher Marlowe’s Doctor Faustus. Includes bibliographical references. ISBN 978-1-55111-210-7 I. Keefer, Michael H. II. Title. III. Title: Christopher Marlowe’s Doctor Faustus. IV. Series. 3 C2006-904074-5 Broadview Editions The Broadview Editions series represents the ever-changing canon of literature in English by bringing texts long regarded as classics with valuable lesser-known works.
167-68). Robert Poley, in the mean time, continued to attend to the Queen’s business. According to a warrant of payment signed on 12 June by the Queen’s Vicechamberlain, he had left the royal court at Croydon on 8 May, carrying “lettres in poste for her Majesties speciall and secret afaires […] to the towne of the Hage in Hollande,” and reported back to the royal palace of Nonesuch “with lettres of aunswere” on 8 June. This warrant very conveniently specifies that Poley had been “in her majesties service all the aforesaid tyme” (Boas 1940: 267)—a formula which would silence any awkward questions about his detour in Deptford on the return journey.
While yet a student he had been inducted, in the service of his monarch and the defence of true religion, into a murky world of deceit, betrayal and role-playing, where the pretence of converting to the enemy’s beliefs may have taught him how easily interchangeable they were with the ones he was being paid to defend. The name of Lightborne in Edward II, and his dissembling expressions of concern (reminiscent, perhaps, of the handling of the Babington conspirators by Marlowe’s acquaintance Robert Poley),3 might be taken to suggest that the poet recognized the demonic character of those whose double role was to incite subversion and to stand as its accuser.
A Morning for Flamingos (Dave Robicheaux Series, Book 4) by James Lee Burke