In The Electric Mist With Confederate Dead (Dave Robicheaux)
Publish Date: 2000-12-04
Author: James Lee Burke
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IN THE ELECTRIC MIST WITH CONFEDERATE DEAD - When a movie crew arrives in New Iberia to shoot a Civil War epic, Robicheaux finds that it's not just the bayou's living inhabitants that are being disturbed. As he hunts a sadistic killer targeting young prostitutes, evidence of an earlier murder is brought to light. The skeletal remains are the last echo of a crime Robicheaux himself witnessed as a college freshman almost forty years ago.CADILLAC JUKEBOX - The call from ex-Klansman Aaron Crown couldn't have been more unexpected. Sentenced to 40 years for the decades-old shooting of a civil rights activist, Crown should have been out of Louisiana, for good. Election candidate Buford LaRose wants Robicheaux to ignore Aaron's calls, promising him a lucrative job when Buford makes governor. Worse still, Buford's wife Karyn seems unhealthily keen to get close to Robicheaux - just like old times. The LaRoses, each for their own reasons, want Crown's case buried. SUNSET LIMITED - Jack Flynn died on a Klan cross years ago, but Robicheaux has never forgotten it. Nor have Flynn's two children. When they get mixed up with the case of hustler Cool Breeze Broussard, Robicheaux wonders why. Something ties Breeze to the Flynns and all three of them to plantation magnate Archer Terrebonne. Something long past is poisoning all their lives, bringing death in its wake. Every new Robicheaux novel makes me want to start reading the whole series all over again Time Out