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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (3,547 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: James Lee Burke Narrator: Mark Hammer Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Dave Robicheaux Series Release Date: June 2012 ISBN: 9781442356153
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Back 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 coolest, earthiest heroes in thrillerdom” (Entertainment Weekly ).

When 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.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Awesome!”

    Wall Street Journal

  • “A master…Burke writes prose as moody and memory-laden as his region.”

    Time

  • “Stunning!”

    Boston Globe

  • “Burke explores new narrative territory with qualified success…Burke’s evocative prose is well suited to the misty bayou scenes in which past and present mingle.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Rich and gritty.”

    San Jose Mercury News

  • “Chilling…Artfully written and relevant.”

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution

  • A USA Today Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Glasspixie Pixie | 1/31/2014

    " I didn't relate to the super macho main character at all. My husband's uncle gave it to me because he loved it. It wasn't bad, it just wasn't up my alley. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 BJ | 1/29/2014

    " This book is filled with a lot of local color. The setting is southwestern Louisiana and the characters are believable and portray an accurate picture of people from that area. The plot is a bit under developed but loved the cast. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cammie | 1/28/2014

    " James Lee Burke is one of best writers of our times. He is one of the few writers whose books I will purchase in hard cover because I can't wait for the paperback version to come out. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marilyn | 1/21/2014

    " A Dave Robicheaux novel. Interesting...mystic. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dario | 1/17/2014

    " I enjoyed this detective novel that really gives you a feel for Louisiana and the struggles of a recovering addict. The contrast of the different worlds Hollywood , Louisiana and the historic Confederate times are well integrated through the struggle of addiction and trauma. I look forward to more Burke novels. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Charles | 1/15/2014

    " James Lee Burke is one of the rare ones, a wonderful writer who can tell a good story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeffrey Hammerhead | 1/12/2014

    " One of my favorite James Lee Burke's books. The descriptions can be felt. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Frank | 1/9/2014

    " on Audible. Story was average okay. Narrator was excellent. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 TexasMargarita | 1/9/2014

    " Trying to read them all- this one is very good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mike | 12/26/2013

    " He's my favorite author. Read a Burke book and your in a dark theater by yourself surrounded and engulfed by his images. I've read them all but can only do so once every 3-4 months because in the end they are their message about the human condition is not hopeful. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Aaron Tiffee | 12/18/2013

    " A wonderful and vivid ride through Louisiana. No one else paints a mental picture quite like burke does. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Neil Crabtree | 12/13/2013

    " Burke uses LSD tripping to allow Dave Robicheaux to perceive a mystical reality not usually found in thrillers. By bending the rules, we get to experience the past as a living part of the present. Brilliant! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ray Gehrig | 12/11/2013

    " The movie was good, the book was better. I like the way James Lee Burke writes, and I wasn't disappointed! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Boni | 12/2/2013

    " Enjoy this series and listened to most while travelig to Mexico "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tinav | 11/29/2013

    " Absolutely wonderful. Beautiful prose, memorable characters, loving portrayal of place and people. Good solid murder mystery, too. And I adored the Confederate ghosts. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ross | 10/29/2013

    " Par for the course for me with this author. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rick | 10/22/2013

    " Another great Dave Robichaux story! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Johnny Williams | 9/7/2013

    " Not my favority in the series -- but still a fan-- "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sandi | 8/14/2013

    " This series just keeps getting better with each book. Dave is a fascinating character, the plot of this book was one of the best in the series, and I always enjoy the descriptions of the lush scenery. Listened to the audio version read by one of my favorites the late Mark Hammer. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dave Riley | 6/10/2013

    " As lyrical as Burke gets. I'd loved the movie from this novel. Reading is another experience. ..and this may just be my favorite Robicheaux novel. You have to be in Burke mode of course to want to wallow in the lyricism ... but this one works a treat. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Scott Rhee | 6/2/2013

    " "IN THE ELECTRIC MIST WITH CONFEDERATE DEAD" is, by far, my favorite in the Dave Robicheaux series written by James Lee Burke. Avoid the mediocre movie starring Tommy Lee Jones. The book is, of course, superior. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rosemary A. | 3/2/2013

    " It is the descriptions of the people and location by the author that makes his books a cut above your usual detective tales. The Dave Robicheaux books are full of the sights and smells of the Louisiana bayou. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Roger | 2/18/2013

    " Another great one by Mr. Burke. He never fails. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John Hanscom | 2/1/2013

    " Excellent. One of the most descriptive fiction writers I've read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tony Matthews | 9/3/2012

    " Another great book from Burke. Lots of great description. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Meredith | 9/2/2012

    " Of the James Lee Burke novels that I have read, this is my favorite. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cat | 7/15/2012

    " James Lee Burke is one of the best writers I have encountered. One of my favourite fiction writers ever "

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About the Author
Author James Lee Burke

James Lee Burke James Lee Burke, a rare winner of two Edgar Awards and named Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America, is the author of more than thirty novels and two collections of short stories, including the New York Times bestsellers Creole Belle, Dixie City Jam, The Glass Rainbow, Rain Gods, Pegasus Descending, The Tin Roof Blowdown, Feast Day of Fools, and more.. His novel The Lost-Get Back Boogie was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, and two of his books, Heaven’s Prisoners and Two for Texas, have been made into motion pictures.

About the Narrator

Mark Hammer has had long and distinguished career in the theater. After earning an undergraduate degree from Stanford University, he completed an MFA degree at Catholic University. For twenty-three years after that, he served on the drama faculty at that university and as co-chairman of its MFA acting program. For the last sixteen of those years, he was also a member of the resident acting company at Washington, DC’s Arena Stage. There, he had significant roles in both classic and contemporary dramas. He was twice nominated for the Helen Hayes Award for his performances in Cloud Nine and The Wild Duck. He has also appeared in several Broadway plays. Hammer was proud to be chosen to narrate the opening film of the permanent exhibit for the National Holocaust Museum.