No good deed goes unpunished, as they say. In Brandy Alexander’s case, no good deed goes without finding a body and a crime to solve.
After work she joins her friend, Whit, to celebrate his Judge of the Year nomination. When she goes to return the jacket he left in the bar, she finds herself smack in the middle of a crime scene. The doors to his home and security gates are wide open, his dog is nowhere to be found, the safe is empty, an ex-wife is standing at the top of the stairs, and the Judge is facedown in a pool of blood.
The problems only get bigger. The list of gang members the judge sentenced is longer than the line waiting for king cakes at Mardi Gras. But besides a list of felons with a long reach for revenge, the police find the Judge had a list of ex-wives, girlfriends, and women he had wronged, not to mention enough gambling debts to rival the National deficit.
Brandy is front and center at the crime scene when her ex boyfriend, NOPD Captain Dante Deedler, shows up. Will they reconcile their differences when she finds information regarding the case? Will Dante be willing to set aside differences and let her help the police in the investigation? New Orleans has long had a reputation for crime and corruption. Has Brandy stumbled into a world where doing a good deed might get her good and dead?
There’s no place like New Orleans to have a good crime!