The passage that follows is taken from the James Lee Burke novel, Heaven’s Prisoners.
”In the glow of the movie screen I looked at Alafair’s upraised and innocent face and wondered about the victims of greed and violence and political insanity all over the world. I have never believed that their suffering is accidental or a necessary part of the human condition. I believe it is the direct consequence of corporate avarice, the self-serving manipulations of politicians who wage wars but never serve in them themselves, and, perhaps worse, the indifference of those of us who know better.”
– Dave Robicheaux, Heaven’s Prisoners