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In the Electric Mist With Confederate Dead by James Lee Burke
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This is a story that does a good job in showing Det. Dave Robicheaux's compassion and dedication to his job. Written a number of years ago, it's certainly worth another look.

As the story opens, there has been a murder of a nineteen-year-old prostitute. In addition, one of Dave's childhood acquaintances moves back into town. Julie Balboni played baseball with Dave and is now a mob figure. He wants to be involved in a movie about the Civil War being filmed in town. The sheriff wants Dave to encourage to leave town.

As the movie is being made, Dave meets the star, Elwood Sykes and tries to help him with his alcohol problem. During the time of the movie, another body is found and figures of the Civil War appear to Dave to give counseling and advice.

There are a number of plot twists in this excellent plot. This helps keep the story fresh.

Dave Robicheaux is an excellent character, loved by his fans. This story helps expand those aspects of Dave.
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