Black Orchid

Black Orchid

by Bill Culver


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New Orleans homicide detective Nick Saladino was an idealist in the beginning, but his professional life has left him jaded and cynical. He substitutes nightlife and alcohol for a home life, dreading the inevitable break-up of his family while subconsciously desiring the result.

His close friend and drinking buddy, Assistant District Attorney Steve Chaisson has never had a home life, but now has Julie Landry, the woman of his dreams; educated, gorgeous, sexy, loving. But he knows that he will never be able to provide a lifestyle that will satisfy her. He knows that keeping her in his life would be like caging an exotic wild animal. He senses that the relationship will soon come to a head due to her desire to have a family, and he will have to make the sacrifice of his life.

Little do the friends realize that the discovery of a human arm inside of an alligator that had been terrorizing a New Orleans neighborhood will envelop them in the investigation of their lives, an investigation that leads to a serial killer buried deep in the criminal justice system of New Orleans, a killer with close ties to many prominent citizens, requiring them to bind together in a covert effort to ferret out the killer without alerting the city's powerful politicians, who can stop their investigation and end their careers.

Gritty and hard-hitting, a realistic if sometimes profane thrill ride down dark streets and around highly unusual corners in the Big Easy.

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ISBN-13: 9781078791199
Publisher: Barnes & Noble Press
Publication date: 02/23/2015
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.67(d)

About the Author

Bill Culver is an Assistant Parish Attorney for the Parish of Plaquemines, the southernmost parish in the State of Louisiana, having retired from the Louisiana Department of Justice, Office of the Attorney General with nineteen years of service as an Assistant Attorney General in the Litigation Division. He has tried approximately three hundred jury trials in state and federal, civil and criminal courts in Louisiana and Texas. He was an Assistant District Attorney and Division Chief in New Orleans for almost a decade, where he prosecuted every type of violent and white-collar crime, including numerous capital murder cases.

Culver has been an Adjunct Professor of Law at Tulane University School of Law for the last thirty-five years. He holds a B.S. in Business Administration from Louisiana State University, and acquired his law degree from Loyola University New Orleans College of Law in the evening division while an Assistant Vice President at a local bank.

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