Louisiana Hotshot : A Talba Wallis Novel
Meet the snazziest P.I. in the land. Not by accident does she roam America's jazziest city, New Orleans. By day she is Talba Wallis: smart, sassy, ebony, and a fledgling detective. By night she is the Baroness Pontalba: poet laureate of the city's smoky rooms, matron saint of her town's exotic and multi-colorful cafe society.Goaded into a day gig by her pushy mom, she finds herself employed by Eddie Valentino, a crusty old detective who thinks he doesn't like anyone young, female, or black. He also doesn't realize his life is unraveling. Taking up the slack, Talba is plunged into a world of fame, money, and power run amok, hunting a man who seduces teenage black girls and may be making them disappear. At the same time she is haunted by disturbing near-memories, but the more she pursues them, the more the road-blocks go up. Her forgotten past only emerges when violence enters her life - but not, she learns, for the first time.
- Hardback | 320 pages
- 162.56 x 241.3 x 33.02mm | 521.63g
- 18 May 2001
- United States