In contemporary New Orleans, beautiful and talented former Miss Louisiana Celena Payne is thrown into an uneasy partnership with Jack Charbonnet when a mutual friend, Errol Petrie, is killed. As the two slowly piece together a complex puzzle of murder and intrigue, Celena fears for her safety as enemies begin to emerge, including her own ne'er-do-well parents, an ambitious politician with his own plans for her, and the vicious gangsters linked to Jack through his parents' mob connections. Her growing feelings for Jack are mingled with a distrust that she must overcome, while Jack's own tormented past just may keep him from Celena's arms.
For readers who like their murder mysteries enlivened with a touch of steamy romance, French Quarter is a fast-paced and engaging choice. The perfect summer read. --Lisa Wanttaja -- From Amazon.com Amazon.com Review