!!> Ebook ➥ In the Electric Mist with Confederate Dead ➦ Author James Lee Burke – Survivingtheholocaust.us

In the Electric Mist with Confederate DeadBack In Print At Last, James Lee Burke S Suspense Packed Sixth Novel In His Bestselling Dave Robicheaux Series Delivers A Heart Pounding Bayou Manhunt And Features One Of The Colest, Earthiest Heroes In Thrilerdom Entertainment WeeklyWhen Hollywood Invades New Iberia Parish To Film A Civil War Epic, Restless Specters Waiting In The Shadows For Louisiana Detective Dave Robicheaux Are Reawakened Ghosts Of A History Best Left Undisturbed Hunting A Serial Killer Preying On The Lawless Young, Robicheaux Comes Face To Face With The Elusive Guardians Of His Darkest Torments Who Hold The Key To His Ultimate Salvation Or A Final, Fatal Downfall.

!!> Ebook ➥ In the Electric Mist with Confederate Dead ➦ Author James Lee Burke – Survivingtheholocaust.us
  • Paperback
  • 496 pages
  • In the Electric Mist with Confederate Dead
  • James Lee Burke
  • English
  • 03 September 2017
  • 9781439167601

    10 thoughts on “!!> Ebook ➥ In the Electric Mist with Confederate Dead ➦ Author James Lee Burke – Survivingtheholocaust.us


  1. says:

    3.5 Most of you reading this know I m a Robicheaux fan girl but my reception to this one was a bit toned down I ve been wanting to read it so I could watch the film version with Tommy Lee Jones Of course movies leave out a lot but in this case that worked for me because less was I liked it better than the book Hard to say if TLJ had something to do with that Levon Helm as General John Bell Hood was excellent also, as was Buddy Guy playing Sam Hogman Patin my dance pheromones kicked in immediately The film, soundtrack, and audio book are all currently available on Hoopla so I ll be putting my dance shoes on later and checking out of the music Because I finally figured out how to mirror my laptop on to our TV husband watched with me and liked it just as much.So was the book to blame o...


  2. says:

    we had welcomed him back, winking our eyes at his presence and pretending he was not what or who he was The 6th, and maybe the best, in the Dave Robicheaux series thus far Dave is returning from the scene of a particularly gruesome murder of a young prostitute when he pulls over a drunk driver and a series of events are set in motion The driver, Elrod Sykes, is in New Iberia to star in a Civil War movie He tells Dave about a skeleton he saw in the Atchafalaya Swamp while filming The same location where, in 1957, Robicheaux witnessed the killing of a chained black man by two white men Soon the body of another young woman is found in a barrel Haunted by the past and confronting the present day apparent serial killing of young prostitutes Dave partners with FBI agent Rosie Gomez to try and apprehend the psycho Their investigation connects the recent murders to mobster Julie Baby Feet Balboni who has a partnership in the movie production A movie that is bringing a lot of money and jobs to New Iberia In fact the mayor and the Chamber of Commerce put pressure on the sheriff to try and get Robicheaux ease up on Baby Feet There is also the cold case from 1957 that some would prefer remain in the past Is there a connection between the murder of a black man in 1957 and the serial killing of prostitutes today One thing is sure Dave Robicheaux will not quit the investigation of either.Throughout the story Dave is haunted by a series of dreamlike encounters with General John Bell Hood an...


  3. says:

    The best Dave Robicheaux so far Almost too much of a good thing Too much of Dave s brooding and too much sensory overload in the prose But too much of good thing is still a lot of a good thing The plot is bit of a procedural but the mystery is good, the villain heinous and the magical realism supernatural elements push this into what it is, a meditation of the south and its history of violence Civil war, civil ri...


  4. says:

    Dave, Dave, Dave Your moral compass seems to move constantly depending on the circumstances The inner demons never go away either so you re in a constant battle with yourself Maybe easing up on yourself would help Perhaps, but probably not And how would you do that anyway A psychiatrist couch That s not going to happen Thank god for Alafair and Bootsie who help you keep the hands on the moral compass in the green area and out of the red and yellow although sometimes they can t even help you You can only help yourself and it s a constant battle, we know And if not for these colorful and crooked old classmates of yours, your life would be less eventful but then I could not enjoy the adventure you take me on each reading when I can t turn the pages fast enough Dave, you had multiple storylines this time around murder you witnessed 30 years ago serial killer on the loose making of a movie about the Civil War a drunken actor who insists he s seen war torn solders your own visions and an old schoolmate and not so upstanding citizen who moved back to New Iberi...


  5. says:

    The best written Robicheaux so far, and that is a huge compliment in itself as the series is known for its silky prose Burke insists on clawing and pounding at the glass ceiling like it is the coffin in which he has been buried alive till it is shattered and he can set the bar higher still The writing is mesmerizing, picture it as a pristine lake in the midst of a forest fire, it details a decrepit world filled with corruption, mayhem and despair but still retains an innate beauty Many authors try to give the setting a vibrant personality of its own George Pelecanos comes to mind, he describes Washington DC in minuscule detail in each of his novels , some succeed but very few do it like Burke He describes Louisiana like the city was his unrequited first love The descriptions are beyond vivid, they are intimate portrayals of life in and around the place.The plot has threads than few of the earlier Robicheaux books put together, organized crime, a depraved serial killer and a cold case combine to keep the narrative moving and the tension rising Robicheaux is an adept cop but he is no Sherlock so the cases are solved in a procedural manner However unlike other stories of same ilk, here the investigations don t drag, the excellent hard boiled dialogue, an overlooked part of the series keeps the exchanges terse and always a joy to read.No crime series has such a rich cast of supporting characters and like most Robicheaux books the best of the bunch is the villain Juli...


  6. says:

    James Lee Burke s Dave Robicheaux novels are never typical crime novels First, there s Robicheaux, a disgraced, former NOPD Homicide lieutenant turned sheriff s detective in Iberia Parish Robicheaux is a good man with a chequered past a Vietnam veteran and recovering alcoholic who carries traces of post traumatic stress disorder and an unspecified, but lingering, guilt from the eruption of his parents marriage, his father s death and his mother s violent murder at the hands of corrupt, NOPD detectives His background is working class,backwoods, Louisiana Cajun He s Catholic He runs a bait shop and bayou cafe when he s not detecting He has problems with authority, is single minded in his pursuit of wrongdoers, corporate polluters and the antebellum remnants of the southern ascendancy.Robicheaux, although an essentially good man, has a violent streak Some of Burke s other novels, like Two for Texas, are historical explorations of the complex forces that combine to make up Robicheaux s contemporary environment Louisiana s sub tropical swamplands, struggling to survive against the elements of natural phenomena like hurricanes, corporate greed and pollution and the complicit dealings of corrupt politicians, police and the Mafia.Into this milieu in In the Electric Mist , he introduces a story about a violent and sexually perverted, serial killer, an alcoholic, Hollywood actor with psychic leanings and a sociopath...


  7. says:

    This is my favorite James Lee Burke novel and the first I ever read His use of language in this book was wonderful and he never really replicated that in any of his other books This was made into a very poor movie starring Tommy Lee Jones it s another example of how films can t capture the...


  8. says:

    A convoluted, almost hallucinogenic tale involving a drug lord, movie making in the Louisiana swamps and a Confederate army officer who appears to our hero at odd times or does he


  9. says:

    I have read all of his novels I have even read his daughters first novel, she is called Alafair, the name of Dave Robicheaux s daughter in the books I have watched his writing mature to its present gravitas Early on, I admit, I used to rush through his descriptive passages but as he wrote, these became and beau...


  10. says:

    Great author but I m not enjoying his subject matter and plot choices.I love this author s writing style, the phrases he uses, his rich and creative descriptions, and the way he develops characters In my review of Black Cherry Blues I give examples of some of his phrases He is a great writer, but his subject matter is too depressing for me He writes about man s cruelty to man, torture and killing of blacks, women, prisoners, and others, and getting away with it I ve read three of his books, but with great reluctance I do not plan to read any.Dave is a flawed hero but a good cop There were two instances of hero stupidity which bothered me One example Dave asks his friend Lou to be his backup when Dave went to a dangerous place to meet someone They arrive, that person is not there, so Dave tells Lou to leave but Dave will wait a little longer So Lou leaves and then something bad happens to Dave.I was also troubled by the way the author had Hog Man delay telling things to Dave Hog Man knew things But the first time Dave talks to him, Hog Man just tells him part of something The second time, Hog Man tells Dave to come to him for info, but then doesn t tell Dave anything The third time Hog Man calls Dave offering to tell him the rest I didn t s...

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