In this second of the New Orleans Mystery novels, NOPD Captain of Homicide “Rat” Trapp reencounters Camille Bynum, an old love Rat grew up with in the god-forsaken Desire project. Camille left Desire for Los Angeles twenty years ago but returns to New Orleans with her rock star son Danny, who comes to town for a performance at the Superdome. When Danny collapses on stage, Rat has to decide if Danny accidentally overdosed or is a murder victim. His friends, reporter Wes Colvin and assistant DA Denise Lemoyne, offer Rat backup as his investigation leads to nonstop violent action against the vicious drug dealers who infest Desire project.
About the Author
The Corrington also published a series of mystery novels laid in New Orleans and employing the unique ambiance of that colorful city they know so well: So Small a Carnival, A Project Named Desire, A Civil Death and The White Zone. All feature the same three main characters: Wes Colvin, a newspaper reporter; Ralph “Rat” Trapp, a black NOPD captain of homicide; and Denise Lemoyne, an assistant district attorney. Each of these stories primarily focuses on one character and is narrated from his/her point of view. Recently Joyce Corrington published as an e-book a fifth volume in the series, Fear of Dying. She is currently living in New Orleans and working on a sixth book to be titled You Trust Your Mother.