Author: H. Max Hiller
Genre: Hard-boiled detective mystery
Page Count: 282
Word Count: 88,070
Library of Congress Control Number: 2020935534
It seems everyone in New Orleans has a secret,
and this case threatens to expose Detective Holland's darkest ones.
Detective Cadillac Holland's first homicide investigation after Hurricane Katrina devastated the city starts with the question of whether the pit bull who mauled Biggie Charles Lynley was just a good judge of character or was sent to do someone else's dirty work. That may be the easy question to answer in a case where the list of people who wanted Biggie dead seems to grow with every interview. Detective Holland needs to find a creative murderer among the dead man's fiance, his shady bodyguard, a crooked FBI agent,a Hollywood actress who adopted the dead man's son, and the duplicitous attorney who seems to tie everything together. He also needs to keep the secrets from his own past from each of them.
Finding the answer to his father's disappearance during the storm is just an unexpected bonus.