Vieux Carre Voodoo (Scotty Bradley Series #4)

Vieux Carre Voodoo (Scotty Bradley Series #4)

by Greg Herren
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Vieux Carre Voodoo 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
bigbearphx More than 1 year ago
Former go-go boy - turned private detective - Scotty Bradley is back! In post-Katrina New Orleans, temporarily alone while his partner, Frank, is away on business, Scotty soon finds himself in the middle of an international conspiracy involving the theft of a religious icon, assumed identities, torture, kidnapping, murder and the unexpected return of someone he has learned not to trust. As a major fan of both Herren's "Chanse" and "Scotty" mystery series, I was overjoyed to hear that Bold Strokes agreed to pick up the latter, and this was well worth waiting for. Herren has a knack for developing colorful primary and supporting characters the reader actually cares about, and involving them in realistic though extreme situations that make his books riveting to the mystery purist. Bravo, and five gumbo-stained stars out of five! - Bob Lind, Echo Magazine
brjunkie More than 1 year ago
The third book in the Scotty Bradley series ended perfectly for my tastes and preferences. But after all this time, four years, I have to admit that it is exciting to return to Greg Herren's fantastic city New Orleans. Scotty and Frank are together in a great relationship, but they are still not over Colin and the lies he told them while he was in their open relationship and under cover. Frank decides to fly to Ohio in pursuit of his dream of becoming a professional wrestler. On the day of the Easter parade, Scotty finds himself chasing the clock because he is late arriving at his parent's float, in white bikini briefs with a bunny cotton tail and rabbit ears. He is accidentally splashed with cold water in the extreme Louisiana heat. (Now they're see through briefs!) Scotty has hardened his heart not only against Colin and the ache in his heart that he left, but against the Goddess too. Not even reading his Tarot deck seems to help. Maybe his gift is gone? Is it gone for good? While pitching beads to hot and hunky gay men, he has one of his dizzy spells, passes out, and is soon tripping over dead bodies, again. NOPD Detective Venus Casanova isn't surprised that it was Scotty at the crime scene, as usual. Before he knows it, Scotty is getting way more questions than answers. As if this wasn't bad enough, he takes on a case for his new neighbor, a suspicious straight (not that it matters, but) college guy whose father he claims was murdered. Even with his denial, Colin does return to his life. With the help of the Goddess, Scotty may even allow Colin back into their lives, if he stops the lies. The Goddess shows Scotty another face of herself, (for she has many faces). With unknown assassins and undercover agents both after the same thing, the Eye of Kali, will Scotty survive to get to the Eye first? He gets frustrated with the lies told to him from Colin and Frank too, for what they think is for his own good and safety. He gets even angrier when the bad guys who are the good guys who are telling him that the good guys are the bad guys. Who's telling the truth in this great mystery of international conspiracy, espionage, and aching hearts? What I most wanted to know is if Colin will be welcomed back in the lives of Scotty and Frank, (Greg Herren had me tearing up, almost balling), or is the hurt too great for them, because I believe that Colin truly does love both Frank and Scotty, if he is given the second chance to prove it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago