She crossed Canal Street from the neutral ground, walked right past me and I watched her come and go, both views unforgettable. I’m not kidding. A woman can do that on occasion, sear an indelible image in a man’s mind.
She was the woman in gray. That’s how I thought of her the following days as she popped in and out of my mind, tapping me on the shoulder over coffee, whispering in my ear, “I was real.” I didn’t obsess over her image. It just came and went, more like a photograph than a motion picture, although she had moved quite nicely. She remained a snapshot, the woman in gray, until a week later when she stepped from the darkness beneath the balcony of my building shortly after midnight, on a sultry Thursday night . . .
Thus begins the most elusive case in New Orleans private eye Lucien Caye’s career, a case of lust and murder, a case that will baffle him, intrigue him, make him fall in love – three times. The case of a desirable woman enamored of a undesirable man defies understanding, yet the human heart rarely listens to the human brain. A smart guy like Lucien should know better, but his mind has trouble controlling his libido, much less his heart.
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When his ex-fiancée is murdered, Gunner vows to take vengeance on Los Angeles . . .
For more than a decade, private detective Aaron Gunner has regretted letting Nina Hillman go. They met on a city bus while he was on his way to the Los Angeles Coliseum for a football game, and by the time they were through talking he had long since missed kickoff. He proposed to her quickly, only to get cold feet and cancel the wedding. After less than a year, she married another man. Eleven years later, Gunner is still alone, and Nina’s house is a crime scene.
The homicide detectives tell Gunner that Nina’s husband has been abusing her for years. They assume that today he simply went too far. As he seeks justice for his long-lost love, Gunner uncovers a citywide chain of domestic abuse that he could have saved Nina from, had he been man enough to marry her. It’s too late to protect her now. Revenge will have to do.
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After years of struggling inside the ring, former heavyweight sparring partner Amos "Scrap Iron" Fletcher is finally seeing success outside of it. When Scrap leads Rodney "TNT" Timmons to the heavyweight championship of the world, it appears that all of Scrap's dreams are coming true: he's suddenly one of the world's hottest fight trainers, he's used his management savvy to line up a multi-million dollar title-fight rematch with former champ "T-Bone" Taylor, and his relationship with his law-student girlfriend appears to be headed in the right direction.
But with his newfound success, the only thing Scrap finds he can count on is change. Is TNT losing his edge as he trains for the rematch? Are the talented
new fighters Scrap has taken under his wing as loyal as TNT? And who is the mysterious blues musician that Scrap keeps running into who eerily resembles the late heavyweight champ Sonny Liston, a fighter Scrap looks to as his patron saint?
Las Vegas Soul, the new novel from acclaimed writer Brian DeVido, explores what happens to a man once his initial dreams have been realized, and the lengths he must go to in order to make his new ones a reality.