In a city overwhelmed with murder and mayhem, the last homicide before a Category 5 hurricane wipes out New Orleans is quickly forgotten and remains unsolved. Until now.
Calling to mind Chinatown’s Jake Gittes or Chandler’s Philip Marlowe comes a new kind of private detective—a mixed-martial arts coach and bare-knuckled former cop who investigates a curious missing persons/murder case. The cold trail quickly heats up, propelling him into a battle of wits and brawn with the deadliest killers operating in the apocalyptic, post-hurricane ruins of New Orleans.
With no forensic evidence, a destroyed crime scene, and no corpse, Cliff St. James, who’s practically homeless and on the verge of bankruptcy, tenaciously navigates the gritty aftermath of a city that’s barely functioning. The more layers of deceit he peels away surrounding the case, the grander is the conspiracy that comes into focus, placing him squarely in the cross-hairs of those who specialize in remaining unknown.
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In a city ravaged by corruption and Hurricane Katrina, a murder occurs shortly before the storm hits.| Read Full Review of Storm Damage
Review: Ex-NOPD detective Cliff St. James is just getting by, running a Katrina-damaged dojo in New Orleans, when one of his last unsolved cases as a cop becomes his first case as a private investigator in Storm Damage, the first mystery in this series by Ed Kovacs.| Read Full Review of Storm Damage
As St. James looks for answers, he wanders through a city that is as dark -- and the characters as hard to pin down -- as the floodwaters still swirling in many of the city's streets.Dec 24 2011 | Read Full Review of Storm Damage
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