In the Electric Mist With Confederate Dead

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Written By: James Lee Burke

Narrated By: Will Patton

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Date: May 1993

Duration: 3 hours 3 minutes

Summary:

PAST MEETS PRESENT IN THE LOUISIANA SWAMPS


The image of the dead girl's body lingered in detective Dave Robicheaux's mind as he drove home. After seeing the young victim's corpse, the last thing he needed to come across was a drunk driver. But when he saw the Cadillac fishtail across the road, Robicheaux knew the driver was in trouble. What Dave didn't realize, was that by pulling the car over, he was opening his murder case wider than he could ever imagine.


The driver, Elrod Sykes, in New Iberia to star in a movie, leads Dave to the skeletal remains of a black man that had washed up in the Atchafalaya swamp. So begins a mystery that takes Dave back to an unsolved murder -- a murder that he witnessed in 1957. Haunted by the past as he confronts the gruesome present - day rape and murder of young prostitutes, Robicheaux must also contend with a new partner from the F.B.I., and the local criminal gentry. But for Dave, the answers he seeks lie somewhere in the bayou mist with the ghosts of soldiers long since forgotten...


A masterwork of detective fiction, In the Electric Mist With Confederate Dead is James Lee Burke's most suspenseful work to date.

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  • Steve L.

    Good read

  • James E

    This wasn't my favorite JLB book, but still good. Love any book Mark Hammer narrates. One of the top 3 narrators out there along with George Guidell and Scott Brick.