A new novel from my favorite cop turned writer, O'Neil De Noux, is always an event for me. This time out, it’s a new entry featuring his John Raven Beau character …
NUDE IN RED
Saturday – off-duty NOPD Homicide Detective John Raven Beau spots a long, tall brunette in a short black dress crossing a street just as a bank robber rushes out of a bank. Beau catches the robber and Miss Long-legs-in-a-black dress is there with a Glock in hand. She’s a private eye and cousin of an old friend who warns Beau – she’s a maneater. Beau can’t resist the temptation. Jessie Carini is irresistible and finds Beau hard to resist as well.
Monday – the new superintendent of police has a surprise for Beau, promoting him to Chief Inspector of the new Critical Investigations Unit (CIU) and assigns a murder case with a secret attached. Beau chooses his new partner, Juanita Cruz, and the two tackle a case involving high priced call girls, The Mafia, a Romanian organized crime syndicate and more victims.