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It's 1938 in New Orleans when Ernie LeDoux is released from Angola after serving a 10-year stretch for knocking over an armored truck. And the first thing on his mind is the $75,000 that he has stashed away with an old friend. It is also on the mind of one of the Crescent City's most hardened criminals: Archie Badeaux, a cocaine-snorting socio-path and hired muscle for wheelchair-ridden underworld leader Jonathan Lincoln. Badeaux hasn't forgotten the decade-old heist and aims to follow the ex-convict to the hidden cache. Unfortunately, LeDoux's friend has recently passed away, taking the money's whereabouts with him to the grave. Nightclub owner Wesley Farrell (first introduced in 1997's Anthony-nominated Skin Deep, Blood Red), is a mixed-blood creole "living as a white man in a Jim Crow environment." When Carol Donovan-a fellow club owner whose looks are "enough to make a Baptist minister drink swamp water, crawl inside a hollow log, and bay at the moon"-appears in his office, Farrell is unknowingly swept into LeDoux's story.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781890208448
ISBN-10: 1890208442
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 140mm x 17mm)
Pages: 312
Imprint: Poisoned Pen Press
Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press
Publish Date: 1-Mar-2007
Country of Publication: United States

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