Tubby Meets Katrina (Tubby Dubonnet Series #7)

Tubby Meets Katrina (Tubby Dubonnet Series #7)

by Tony Dunbar
     
 

Just when Tubby Dubonnet thought it was safe to come back to New Orleans, Hurricane Katrina boils up a rich gumbo of trouble. Tubby rides out the storm okay, but then the levees break, the city floods, and he ends up with thousands of other refugees in the hellish convention center. In the chaos, an escaped psychopath assaults and then stalks Tubby's daughter. The… See more details below

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Just when Tubby Dubonnet thought it was safe to come back to New Orleans, Hurricane Katrina boils up a rich gumbo of trouble. Tubby rides out the storm okay, but then the levees break, the city floods, and he ends up with thousands of other refugees in the hellish convention center. In the chaos, an escaped psychopath assaults and then stalks Tubby's daughter. The police are no help, and Tubby must use his wits and his connections to protect himself and his family, while trying to restore his home and help bring his beloved city back to life. The fast-paced story includes incisive vignettes of the dangerous days just after Katrina hit and of the frustrating weeks that followed.

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Library Journal
In Dunbar's seventh Tubby Dubonnet mystery, the New Orleans lawyer-turned-sleuth returns home from Bolivia the day before Hurricane Katrina hits. While he is trying to stay alive in the devastated city, a psychopathic killer escapes from jail and heads to New Orleans to target Tubby's daughter. Dunbar's latest novel is not a true mystery but more of an action tale of survival. Once again displaying his fine command of storytelling, Dunbar takes a major tragedy and shows how anyone can learn to survive and eventually begin to live again. This may be the first novel dealing with Katrina and will not be the last, but Dunbar's portrayal of people putting their lives together and helping others is remarkable. Dunbar lives in the new New Orleans. Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
Kirkus Reviews
Dunbar ushers in the era of Hurricane Katrina fiction. Just back from the uncertain charms of Bolivia, New Orleans attorney Tubby Dubonnet, who can hardly wait to sleep in his own bed, shrugs off the news of a looming storm: "Good luck? For what? Oh, right. The hurricane." As the sky darkens and his neighborhood empties, he welcomes the cool breeze and the license to jaywalk. But his attitude changes when the storm downs the trees in his yard, punches holes in his windows and soaks his carpets. Little does Tubby (Shelter from the Storm, 1998, etc.) know that the worst is yet to come. Bonner Rivette, an escaped convict with a long criminal history capped by double murder, has lucked onto the address of Tubby's law office, where he hunkers down and plots a way to get Tubby's daughter Christine, a Tulane sophomore, to come to him. Bonner, a connoisseur of chaos who maintains that "I am Katrina," resembles the hurricane mainly in his frighteningly hit-or-miss propensity for violence. Dunbar scores an even more decisive bull's eye in his account of the disaster after the disaster-the sad carnival atmosphere in which residents of the Big Easy fight to reclaim their neighborhoods with little help from the government and plenty from casual employees sliding from one essential job to the next. The most unconvincing note is the suggestion that settling Bonner Rivette's hash will straighten things out. If only.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781588382030
Publisher:
NewSouth, Incorporated
Publication date:
05/28/2006
Series:
Tubby Dubonnet Series, #7
Pages:
220
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.10(d)

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