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Heaven's Prisoners Summary
James Lee Burke

Everything you need to understand or teach Heaven's Prisoners by James Lee Burke.

  • Heaven's Prisoners Summary & Study Guide
  • 30 Heaven's Prisoners Lessons
  • 20 Activities
  • 180 Multiple Choice Questions
  • 60 Short Essay Questions
  • 20 Essay Questions
  • Pre-Made Tests and Quizzes
  • ...and more

Heaven's Prisoners Summary

Plot Summary

Dave Robicheaux and his wife Annie inadvertently become involved in a underworld power struggle when the witness a small plane crash and rescue a young orphaned girl from the wreck. They take the girl home and Dave sparks the ire of an unknown criminal boss when he asks questions about the cause of the plane wreck. The situation spirals out of control and results in the murder of Annie during an attempted hit on Dave. Dave investigates as the criminals turn on each other until only one is left—whom Dave then arrests for murder.

Dave and Annie are fishing when they witness a small plane crash into the water. Dave dives down to the wreck and rescues Alafair, a young illegal immigrant who he immediately decides to adopt as his own—outside of official channels. Realizing that the plane was brought down by an explosion...

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Study Pack

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Heaven's Prisoners Study Guide

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Heaven's Prisoners Lesson Plans contain 126 pages of teaching material, including:

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