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No Second Chances - A voodoo mystery set in New Orleans

Don Bruns

Publisher: Severn House

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When a fellow cop is shot dead, homicide detective Quentin Archer suspects that there’s far more to this case than meets the eye. One of Quentin Archer’s fellow officers has been shot dead in broad daylight, in his own squad car. A random cop killing . . . or something more sinister?  With no leads to go on, Archer turns to voodoo queen Solange Cordray for help. But is he prepared to take her advice?As Archer uncovers some surprising facts about the dead man’s past, there is another murder. With the simmering racial tensions in the city threatening to escalate into outright violence, Archer begins to suspect there’s far more to Officer Leroy’s killing than he’d first supposed. Could it be part of a carefully-orchestrated plan of revenge . . .?

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