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Crusader's Cross 

Crusader's Cross (2005)
(Book 14 in the Robicheaux series)
A novel by James Lee Burke

 
In the summer of 1958, Dave Robicheaux and his half-brother Jimmie are just out of high school. Jimmie and Dave get work with an oil company, laying out rubber cables in the bays and mosquito-infested swamps all along the Louisiana-Texas coastline. They spend their off time at Galveston Island, fishing at night on the jetties, the future kept safely at bay, the past drifting off somewhere behind them. But on the Fourth of July, change approaches in the form of Ida Durbin, a sweet-faced young woman with a lovely voice and a mandolin. Jimmie falls instantly in love with her. But Ida's not free to love - she's a prostitute, in hock to a brutal man called Kale, who won't let her go. Jimmie agrees to meet Ida at the bus depot, ready for the road to Mexico. But Ida never shows. Dave and Jimmie want to believe she skipped town, but they know, deep down, that Ida Durbin never got to leave. That was many years ago - before Dave Robicheaux began his long odyssey through bars and drunk tanks and skin joints of every stripe. Before the Philippines and Vietnam. Now, an older, well-worn Dave walks into Baptist Hospital to visit a man called Troy Bordelon, who wants to free himself of a dark secret before he dies. A bully and a sadist, he has a lot to confess to - but he chooses to talk about a young girl, a prostitute who he glimpsed briefly as a kid, bloodied and beaten, tied to a chair in his uncle's house. Dave realises he can't let the past go. Ida's killers are still out there. So he begins his journey into the past - back to the summer of 1958 and a girl called Ida Durbin.

Genre: Mystery
 
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Hardback Editions

October 2005 : Hardback
Title: Crusader's Cross (Wheeler Hardcover)
Author(s): James Lee Burke
ISBN: 1597220620 / 9781597220620 (USA edition)
Publisher: Wheeler Publishing
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September 2005 : Hardback
Title: Crusader's Cross
Author(s): James Lee Burke
ISBN: 1873567723 / 9781873567722 (UK edition)
Publisher: Scorpion Press
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August 2005 : Hardback
Title: Crusader's Cross
Author(s): James Lee Burke
ISBN: 0752872141 / 9780752872148 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orion
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July 2005 : Hardback
Title: Crusader's Cross: A Dave Robicheaux Novel (Dave Robicheaux Mysteries)
Author(s): James Lee Burke
ISBN: 0743277198 / 9780743277198 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
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Paperback Editions

2010 : Paperback
Title: Crusader's Cross (Dave Robicheaux, #14)
Author(s): James Lee Burke
ISBN: 1439190194 / 9781439190197
Publisher: Pocket
Availability: Amazon   

August 2006 : Paperback
Title: Crusader's Cross
Author(s): James Lee Burke
ISBN: 0753820935 / 9780753820933 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orion
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July 2006 : Mass Market Paperback
Title: Crusader's Cross: A Dave Robicheaux Novel (Dave Robicheaux Mysteries)
Author(s): James Lee Burke
ISBN: 0743277201 / 9780743277204 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pocket Books
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July 2006 : Paperback
Title: Crusader's Cross (Dave Robicheaux Mysteries)
Author(s): James Lee Burke
ISBN: 1594131155 / 9781594131158 (USA edition)
Publisher: Large Print Distribution
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April 2006 : Paperback
Title: Crusader's Cross: A Dave Robicheaux Novel
Author(s): James Lee Burke
ISBN: 0753820706 / 9780753820704 (UK edition)
Publisher: Phoenix
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2006 : Paperback
Title: Crusader's Cross
Author(s): James Lee Burke
ISBN: 1405620307 / 9781405620307 (UK edition)
Publisher: Paragon
Availability: Amazon UK   

August 2005 : Paperback
Title: Crusader's Cross
Author(s): James Lee Burke
ISBN: 075287215X / 9780752872155 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orion
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9999 : Perfect Paperback
Title: Crusader's Cross
Author(s): James Lee Burke
ISBN: 1416517286 / 9781416517283 (USA edition)
Publisher:
Availability: Amazon   

Audio Editions

July 2008 : Audio CD
Title: Crusader's Cross: A Dave Robicheaux Novel (Dave Robicheaux Mysteries)
Author(s): James Lee Burke
ISBN: 0743572068 / 9780743572064 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   Amazon UK   

August 2006 : Audio CD
Title: Crusader's Cross
Author(s): James Lee Burke
ISBN: 1407478826 / 9781407478821 (UK edition)
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon UK   

January 2006 : Audio Cassette
Title: Crusader's Cross [Complete & Unabridged]
Author(s): James Lee Burke
ISBN: 1419348655 / 9781419348655 (USA edition)
Publisher: Clipper Audio
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January 2006 : Audio CD
Title: Crusader's Cross (Dave Robicheaux Mysteries)
Author(s): James Lee Burke
ISBN: 1419348671 / 9781419348679 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

July 2005 : Audio Cassette
Title: Crusader's Cross: A Dave Robicheaux Novel (Dave Robicheaux Mysteries)
Author(s): James Lee Burke
ISBN: 0743549996 / 9780743549998
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Availability: Amazon   

July 2005 : Audio CD
Title: Crusader's Cross (Dave Robicheaux Mysteries)
Author(s): James Lee Burke
ISBN: 0743549988 / 9780743549981 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   

July 2005 : Audio CD
Title: Crusader's Cross: A Dave Robicheaux Novel (Dave Robicheaux Mysteries)
Author(s): James Lee Burke
ISBN: 0743550005 / 9780743550000 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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2005 : Audio CD
Title: Crusader's Cross (AUDIOBOOK) (CD) (The Dave Robicheaux series, Book 14)
Author(s): James Lee Burke
ISBN: 141934868X / 9781419348686 (USA edition)
Publisher:
Availability: Amazon   

Kindle Editions

September 2010 : Kindle edition
Title: Crusader's Cross (Dave Robicheaux Book 14)
Author(s): James Lee Burke
ISBN: B0043M676C
Publisher: Orion
Availability: Amazon UK   

July 2005 : Kindle edition
Title: Crusader's Cross: A Dave Robicheaux Novel
Author(s): James Lee Burke
ISBN: B000FCKA6C
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Availability: Amazon   

 


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