Louisiana State Police Detective Cooter ‘Cadillac’ Holland is asked to determine whether the dog that killed one of New Orleans’ most notorious felons was the murderer or just the murder weapon. The investigation finds far more than an answer to this question, including a rogue FBI operation, the blackmailing of a Hollywood actress, and even the elusive answer to his own father’s disappearance following Hurricane Katrina.
Targeted Age Group:: 18+
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I was looking for a way to tell stories about the recovery effort from Hurricane Katrina and chanced upon the Foyle's War series. I pieced together a jigsaw puzzle of actual and fictionalized pieces from New Orleans' storied past and used the recovery to cause my fictionalized detective problems in solving the case. I incorporated hyper-aware PTSD into his character as well as an additional hurdle, which was mitigated by the extensive PTSD of the storm's survivors he interacted with on a daily basis.