The Louisiana Republic

The Louisiana Republic

By: Maxim Jakubowski (author)Paperback

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'An intriguing mixture of past tradition and future-shock dystopia, written by a giant of the genre ... highly recommended.' Lee Child. Following an unexplained worldwide catastrophe in which the Internet and all electronic records have been wiped out, much of the USA is in a state of anarchy, with regions/states seceding and not allowing visitors in or people out. An involuntary NYC private eye is asked by a beautiful, if damaged woman to find her younger sister who has disappeared. They are both the daughters of a sinister man, the Commander, who is pulling the strings in a city where Central Park has become a no man's land. Following the trail of nude photos the younger sister was a part of, the detective unravels some of the threads of a major conspiracy, albeit at his bodily peril, assisted by the daughter of the King of Washington Square who helps him evade 'Reservoir Dogs', the Commander's lethal henchman and April Lea an Amazonian model who is also a martial arts fighter and the Commander's Punisher. When a clue left by a dead photographer indicates the young woman is now in New Orleans - alongside the love of the detective's life whom he thought was dead - which is cut off from the rest of the world, the detective and his sidekick make a perilous journey down the Mississippi and manage to smuggle their way into the city, now controlled by an assortment of bizarre gangs, where they face new perils, of a possible supernatural nature which might have a bearing on the worldwide catastrophe and he makes a journey through hell and back to not just solve the case but save his own soul and find the woman he once loved before the world broke down.

About Author

Maxim Jakubowski worked for many years in book publishing as an editor (including on titles by William Golding, Peter Ackroyd, Oliver Stone, Michael Moorcock, Peter Ustinov, Jim Thompson, David Goodis, Paul Ableman, Sophie Grigson, Nico Ladenis, Peter Yorke, Cornell Woolrich, etc) and launched the Murder One Bookshop, which he owned and ran for over 20 years. He now writes, edits and translates full-time in London. He is currently Joint Vice Chairman of the Crime Writers' Association, and chairs its panel of judges for the John Creasey Dagger for Best First Novel of the year. He was born in London and educated in France, and his books have been translated into many languages. From an early age, he was always fascinated by popular culture and his writing and editing has criss-crossed all areas, from science fiction & fantasy to thrillers and, inevitably, erotica. He conceived one of the genre's first major contemporary anthologies THE MAMMOTH BOOK OF EROTICA which has since been followed by a further 20 volumes, and four books devoted to erotic photography. In addition to over 90 collections in other genres, he has also edited the SEX IN THE CITY series, and run the EROS PLUS and NEON lists, alongside crime imprints BLACK BOX THRILLERS, BLUE MURDER and MAXCRIME. He has been a columnist for TIME OUT and the GUARDIAN, and contributed to most major newspapers and magazines, and is a regular arts commentator on British and French TV and radio. He also ran London's annual crime film and literary festival CRIME SCENE for 12 years and is a consultant for several overseas film festivals. He has won the Anthony and Karel awards for his contributions to, respectively, crime fiction and SF & fantasy, and in 2009 was named Best Erotic Author of the Year. He now writes a monthly book review column for lovereading.co.uk. He was selected by TIME OUT as one of the prominent 50 London writers.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781910720950
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 256
  • ID: 9781910720950
  • weight: 322
  • ISBN10: 191072095X

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