Author: Ed Kovacs
From Mysterious Reviews: This fine, crisply written mystery introduces a strongly drawn character, an ex-NOPD detective now working as a private investigator. The post-Katrina timeline is a little bit contrived, as the murder investigation storyline is solid enough without the distraction of descriptions of "New Normal" life in New Orleans.
Synopsis (from the publisher): When a Category 5 hurricane devastates New Orleans, the fresh murder of a politically-connected bar owner gets swept under—literally—until in the gritty aftermath of the city's recovery a bare-knuckled ex-cop and mixed-martial artist attacks the case like a hungry dog chasing a meat truck. With no forensic evidence, a destroyed crime scene, and no corpse, Cliff St. James uncovers possible CIA involvement and learns that his duplicitous client, as well as each of his other suspects, are guilty of—at the very least—multiple felonies. It's New Orleans, after all. With a contract on his head as Fat Tuesday dawns, Cliff calls in every chit and breaks every rule to solve the murder and end a new wave of murders.
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