82 Desire

82 Desire

A Skip Langdon Novel

Book - 1998
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Random House, Inc.
Though the modern bus has long since replaced the streetcar in New Orleans, Desire is still the meanest street of them all. Now Police Detective Skip Langdon finds herself on its shady side in what at first appears to be a small case with some big names--Councilwoman Bebe Fortier has misplaced her equally prominent husband. Yet Skip soon senses something big starting to unfold. Something rooted in corruption, resulting in violence--and motivated by that old demon . . . desire.

Across town, Talba Wallis has a simple desire of her own--to find out what Russell Fortier's disappearance has to do with her. Wallis is a woman who leads three lives--poet, computer expert, and part-time detective once hired to spy on Fortier. But the private investigator she worked for can't help her out. He's lying in his office with a bullet in his chest.

Reporter Jane Storey is also walking down that mean, sultry street--she's on the brink of the biggest story of her life. But she's got a bad feeling she's being played like a deck of cards.

In fact, all three investigators--cop, private eye, and reporter--sense an unknown (and malevolent) presence pulling strings they cannot see.

Smith's steamy masterpiece is a tale of desire running out of control . . . of corporate greed, a lust for power, and a legacy of misery that only now must be set right--at a cost measured in blood and heartbreak and lives.

Baker & Taylor
Police Detective Skip Langdon investigates the disappearance of a New Orleans councilwoman's husband

Baker
& Taylor

Police Detective Skip Langdon, the protagonist of New Orleans Mourning, winner of the Edgar Award, makes his eighth appearance as he investigates the disappearance of a New Orleans councilwoman's husband, in a case of greed and desire.

Publisher: New York : Fawcett Columbine, 1998
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780449000601
0449000605
Characteristics: 309 p. ; 25 cm. : ill
Alternative Title: Eighty-two Desire

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