Storm Damage - Cliff St. James, Bk 1 Author:Ed Kovacs In the aftermath of a category 5 hurricane in New Orleans, Private Eye Cliff St. James, a bare-knuckled ex-cop and mixed-martial artist, is stuck with the case of finding a missing person whose disappearance may have ties to Washington. When a Cat 5 hurricane devastates New Orleans, the fresh murder of a politically-connected bar owner... more » gets swept under -- literally -- until in the gritty aftermath of the city's recovery a bare-knuckled ex-cop and mixed-martial artist attacks the case like a hungry dog chasing a meat truck.
With no forensic evidence, a destroyed crime scene, and no corpse, Cliff St. James uncovers possible CIA involvement and learns that his duplicitous client, as well as each of his other suspects, are guilty of -- at the very least -- multiple felonies. It's New Orleans, after all. With a contract on his head as Fat Tuesday dawns, Cliff calls in every chit and breaks every rule to solve the murder and end a new wave of murders.« less