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In the Electric Mist With the Confederate Dead

Burke, James Lee

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ISBN 10: 1562828827 / ISBN 13: 9781562828820
Published by Hyperion Books, New York, 1993
Condition: As New Hardcover
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In a clear protective Brodart mylar cover. Unread. In this masterful work of fiction, In the midst of a movie crew filming a civil war movie in New Iberia, Detective Dave Robicheau is haunted by the discovery of a skeletal remains of a man who was murdered in 1957 in which he was an eye-witness, and haunted by the legendery calvary officer General John Bell Hood, who he meets in the mist of a bayou. One of the best Robicheau novels the author has written. Bookseller Inventory # 1001773

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Title: In the Electric Mist With the Confederate ...

Publisher: Hyperion Books, New York

Publication Date: 1993

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:As New

Dust Jacket Condition: As New

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

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Haunted by the reemergence of a forty-year-old unsolved murder, detective Dave Robicheaux must also contend with a spate of serial killings of prostitutes and local dissension about the movie company that is shooting in town.

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From one of America's most widely acclaimed writers comes a masterwork of detective fiction, the most suspenseful, thematically complex, and dazzling accomplishment in the series featuring Dave Robicheaux. A movie crew has come to New Iberia, Louisiana, to film a Civil War epic, and star Elrod Sykes just can't seem to keep his lavender Cadillac on the road. Under threat of a drunk-driving charge, he offers Detective Dave Robicheaux information in exchange for leniency: he leads him to the skeletal remains of a black man whose murder Robicheaux witnessed in the summer of 1957 as a college freshman. The still-unsolved crime haunts him as he grapples with a more pressing, contemporary horror, the serial rape and murder of young prostitutes. When the FBI arrives in the person of agent Rosie Gomez, Robicheaux must form a new partnership that challenges how he views himself and his local community, where officials have joined forces with such dubious "talent" as Julie "Baby Feet" Balboni, an investor in the movie project that is generating much-needed income for the region. It is only when Dave makes the acquaintance of the legendary Confederate cavalry officer General John Bell Hood in the mist of the bayou that he begins to understand that "the war is never over", and that the battle rages on. James Lee Burke's brilliant handling of a multilayered plot, entwined with a reverie on the death of the chivalric code in the South, makes for a stunning novel in a series that is redefining the genre.

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