Somebody alert Dave Robicheaux

Forecasting models today were projecting Gustav to come ashore west of New Orleans — near a town called New Iberia.

When I learned that, I immediately thought of former Wichita State University professor James Lee Burke, who has set most of his legendary Dave Robicheaux series in New Iberia. Burke’s 2007 book “The Tin Roof Blowdown” is a fictional exploration of New Orleans in the aftermath of Katrina…and now I’m curious if Gustav’s treatment of New Iberia will serve as a catalyst for more of Burke’s masterful prose.