Storm Damage (CLIFF SAINT JAMES, #1)

Storm Damage (CLIFF SAINT JAMES, #1)


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Critically-acclaimed author Ed Kovacs presents Book One in his thrilling Cliff Saint James series of murder mystery crime novels set in New Orleans. Publisher’s Weekly, Booklist, Kirkus, the Associated Press, and many other major reviewers have given great reviews to this series of private detective cop thrillers. New York Times Bestselling Author Jonathan Maberry said “Kovacs comes out of the gate with a bang.” And Steve Berry called Kovacs a “vivid addition to the thriller genre.”

In STORM DAMAGE, Cliff Saint James, who’s practically homeless and on the verge of bankruptcy due to the killer Storm, tenaciously navigates the gritty aftermath of a broken city that’s barely functioning. He's a mixed-martial arts coach and bare-knuckled former cop who takes on a cold case murder as a private investigator because he desperately needs the money.

The case is a tough one: the last homicide before a Category 5 hurricane wiped out New Orleans. With no forensic evidence, a destroyed crime scene, and no corpse, the task looks to be impossible. But the cold trail quickly heats up, propelling him into a battle of wits and brawn with the deadliest killers operating in the apocalyptic, post-hurricane ruins of the city.

The more layers of deceit Saint James peels away surrounding the case, the grander is the conspiracy that comes into focus, placing him squarely in the cross-hairs of those who specialize in remaining unknown.

This revised, Second Edition of STORM DAMAGE is in the time-honored tradition of works by Michael Connelly, Lee Child, James Patterson, James Ellroy, Raymond Chandler, Dennis Lehane, and Dashiel Hammet.

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BN ID: 2940154355435
Publication date: 03/23/2017
Sold by: Draft2Digital
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 736,096
File size: 3 MB

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Storm Damage 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you know anything of New Orleans, and have empathy for what the residents went through after Katrina, this book is compelling. The visual picture painted by Ed is colorful and engaging. Thoroughly enjoyed the visual painting he created in my mind. Truly "Nawlins".
Beamis12 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Fascinating reading about New Orleans before and after hurricane Karina and to top it off a disappearing crime scene and body because of the hurricane. Liked the character Cliff St. James and the semi noir tone to the book which covers the political corruption and violence pf the city. Well done by someone who knows or seems to know every inch of the city.
dgmlrhodes on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book is very hard to put down! It was a good, solid mystery from page one and unlike so many books in this genre, it keeps you guessing until the very end. I found the setting and context to be fascinating. The descriptions of the cultures and sub cultures for New Orleans, gangs, and the Asians were fascinating and believable. The character development was wonderful. As a reader you get to know and understand the characters, flaws and good parts alike. Overall, a great read or someone who enjoys a good mystery.Reader received a complimentary copy from Good Reads First Reads. This in no way affected the review of this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago