In this ?utterly compelling? mystery, a triple homicide draws detective Quentin Archer and a voodoo queen into the steamy underbelly of New Orleans (Jeffery Deaver).
?With charismatic characters, superb locations, and a great hard-edged story,? Don Bruns introduces his Quentin Archer Mysteries (Lee Child).
When a prominent New Orleans judge is brutally murdered, former Detroit cop Quentin Archer is handed the case. His enquiries will lead him into a world of darkness and mysticism which underpins the carefree atmosphere of the Big Easy.
Interrogating crooked police officers, a pickpocket, a bartender with underground contacts, and a swamp dweller, Archer uncovers some troubling facts about the late judge?s past. But it?s only when he encounters a beautiful young voodoo practitioner that he starts to make headway in the investigation?.?.?.
Solange Cordray volunteers at the dementia center where her mother lives. When she starts reading the mind of one of her patients, she learns that a secretive organization known as Krewe Charbonerrie may be behind the murder of the judge. And when a second judge is murdered?and then a third?Solange and Quentin?s investigation takes them deep into the darkest parts of the Big Easy?.?.?.
?This thriller immediately casts a spell on you and doesn?t let go until the very last page!? ?Jeffery Deaver