Heaven's Prisoners by James Lee Burke.This is the follow up to Neon Rain, Burke's first novel starring Dave Robicheaux. I loved Neon Rain but I just fell for Heaven's Prisoners. Big time. I read it in one sitting. I kept going "only one more chapters" and ended up finishing the novel. It's roman noir at its very best. The characters have layers upon layers, even the third bad guy from the right has layers. I won't give up the plot because it's so part of the novel that giving up one thing feels like cheating out the next reader. But we find Robicheaux living his life after leaving the New Orleans police force at the end of Neon Rain. He went back to the bayou and his childhood house south of New Iberia. Burke knows how to spin a story. It's a wonderful, dark tale of despair, falling off the wagon, redemption and justice.