Every Cloak Rolled in Blood

by James Lee Burke is a Western, a thriller, and a ghost story all rolled into one.  Aaron Holland Broussard is an 85-year-old novelist living in Montana and still haunted, literally, by his daughter Fannie Mae, who died from drugs and alcohol but often appears to give Aaron warnings. As Aaron tries to help other young people steer clear of opioid addiction and crime, he finds himself faced with a dark network of white supremacists, unholy priests, and a meth dealer known for burying people alive. To confront all this evil, Aaron teams up with state trooper Ruby Spotted Horse, who turns out to be someone Aaron didn’t think existed: a good cop. Although supernatural elements weave through the story, Burke tackles hard-hitting social and personal issues that ground the book in realism.