Pegasus Descending
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Pegasus Descending
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AuthorJames Lee Burke
CountryUnited States
SeriesDave Robicheaux
GenreDetective novel
PublisherSimon & Schuster
Publication date
Media typePrint (hardback & paperback)
Pages368 pp
Followed byThe Tin Roof Blowdown 

Pegasus_Descending is a crime novel by James Lee Burke.

Plot summary

Dave Robicheaux, once an officer for the New Orleans Police Department and before that a U.S. Army infantry lieutenant who fought in the Vietnam War,[1] works as sheriff's deputy in New Iberia, Louisiana. When Trish Klein, a beautiful young woman, arrives to Louisiana, passing hundred-dollar bills in local casinos, Robicheaux knows there's going to be trouble. Twenty-five years earlier, while drunk in Florida, Robicheaux witnessed her father, fellow Vietnam veteran Dallas Klein, executed by a group of cold-blooded robbers. Trish tries to bait Whitey Bruxal, the aging mobster responsible for Dallas's death. Meanwhile, Robicheaux investigates the apparent suicide of young co-ed Yvonne Darbonne. The two cases are linked. He and his longtime partner, former Marine and Vietnam vet, Clete Purcel try to prove it.

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  1. ^ James Lee Burke, Pegasus_Descending, Simon & Schuster, 2018, page 241: "The implications were not necessarily flattering. "I never shot anyone who didn't try to kill me first," I said, now defending a history of violence that went all the way back to Vietnam".

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