|About the Book|
The Devil may have gone down to Georgia for some fiddle music, but when he heads to New Orleans all Hells going to break loose! A mysterious, blind old beggar. An aging jazz singer. A Bourbon Street prostitute. A beautiful but enigmatic Creole girl.MoreThe Devil may have gone down to Georgia for some fiddle music, but when he heads to New Orleans all Hells going to break loose! A mysterious, blind old beggar. An aging jazz singer. A Bourbon Street prostitute. A beautiful but enigmatic Creole girl. A mambo priestess. A dirty cop. And the skull-faced king of Saturday night. Hiding somewhere in the shadows of New Orleans is the man who holds the key to unlocking all their secrets. Virgil Cane, an amnesic Iraq War veteran, has hit town during the height of Mardi Gras to hear the reading of an unknown relatives will, hoping that connecting with a family he never knew will help him regain the memories he has lost. Instead he finds himself drawn into a deadly political scandal, one that will take him through the Crescent Citys darkest back alleys and twisting bayou waterways, from the projects to the Governors mansion in search of a missing manila envelope that contains the answers to his forgotten past and the means to his salvation. But for him to save his soul, a whole city must suffer. Is this a choice he can make? Does he even have a choice? Hurricane Katrina. Haiti. The Gulf oil spill. Fukishima. Think these disasters were separate and unrelated incidents? This contemporary and metaphorical retelling of Dantes Inferno, a poignant political commentary on the state of our world and its environment, might have you rethinking that. A new voice in fiction for the other 99%.