The little bayou town of Alcide, Louisiana, nicknamed "Fort St. Jesus," is flavored just right with good people, good times and good food. But on one strange weekend in September, the good people become the good food. Something big, weird and hungry is out there, and deputy sheriff Lexie Smith is on the case. Helping her are her old high-school buddies: Cam DeSelle, local vet and bait-store owner; Troy Pitre, the town's mechanic; sex-toy saleslady Carla Fontanelli; and young Father Mike and Sister Joanie, Alcide's source of spiritual strength and juicy gossip. Adding to Lexie's worries are some meth-dealing gangbangers in town for a big drug deal and a category 3 hurricane bearing down on all of them. They're just a few of the ingredients that'll be thrown into the pot for one memorable get together at Fort St. Jesus Bait and Tackle. Who's the bait and who's the tackle? Who will eat and who will be eaten?
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About the Author
Louis Tridico grew up in Louisiana’s bayou and plantation country, listening to the swamp stories his father and uncles told. Some were even true. After graduating from LSU, he began his career in advertising, PR and political consulting. He also served a while as media spokesman for the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Department. He currently lives in Texas as a Louisiana expatriate with his wife, two kids, two dogs and one box turtle. They make regular pilgrimages back to the swamps.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
There is an old saying in the Bayou that if it swims, flies, or runs EAT It. This is a very fun book to read that will introduce you to some very quirky characters down in South Louisiana. Book has the authentic charm that can only be shared by those who have lived there and done that.
You can definitely tell the author had fun writing this suspense/thriller centered in the backwoods bayous of Southern Louisiana. "Hot, Horny and Hungry" is the title for the first chapter and pretty much sums up this entertaining, lively, and very adult novel. The interaction of his characters share complexity and humor while maintaining an essence of what "normal" life is like in Alcide, Louisiana. Unexpected twists surface throughout the story, so fasten your seatbelt and prepare for the ride! Fort St. Jesus Bait and Tackle is the product of a graphic and wild imagination and is an easy, fun book to read.
I have driven through Louisiana on my way to Florida and have even stopped to spend a night or two in New Orleans, but it was Louis Tridico who took me to see the bayous & swamps of Alcide, LA in his novel Fort St. Jesus Bait & Tackle. It was a journey filled with suspense, humor, a few elements of surprise along the way, and a new fear of the unexpected. Fort St. Jesus Bait & Tackle is the backdrop of the novel. Cam, the veterinarian of Alcide, manages the store. He visits with the locals when they stop by and what an interesting group of characters they are. Add Hurricane Tammy, which is due to make landfall in a few days, to the mix and there is a lot of craziness in and around the bayou. To make craziness even crazier - it is mating season for the swamp creatures visiting Alcide. Guess they don't let a Category 3 Hurricane interfere with their best laid plans. The swamp creatures are hungry, very hungry! Their lives and those of the locals are on a collision course with each other and with Hurricane Tammy as she rapidly approaches. Fort St. Jesus Bait & Tackle is an original novel that I thoroughly enjoyed reading. It is very interesting, a real page turner and I highly recommend it! Thank you to Louis Tridico for showing me the bayou through his eyes and his imagination.