Ian Fleming would like to put his World War II espionage career and his grisly postwar assassination duties behind him. Not possible, thanks to a plea for help from Prescott Quick, another of "Churchill's boys." Fleming is loathe to get involved, but since it appears someone may be in a position to expose the existence of Churchill's secret cadre of postwar assassins, he flies to New Orleans, where Quick has established himself as a streetwise private investigator. Fleming and Quick settle into a Holmes and Watson relationship as more murders surface that may be connected to the bad old days. New Orleans in the late forties is a murky mixture of racism, voodoo, police corruption, and sexual profligacy. Fawcett, who also writes the Mycroft Holmes series, weaves an arresting fictional persona out of the raw material provided by the life of the James Bond creator. This series improves with each entry, in no small part thanks to the author's uncanny ability to create a vivid sense of time and place. Wes LukowskyCopyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved
About the Author
Quinn Fawcett is the author of a number of mystery novels, including a series about Mycroft Holmes, older brother of the famous Sherlock (Embassy Row, The Flying Scotsman, and more) and a series detailing the espionage adventures of Ian Fleming (including Death to Spies and Siren Song). Retired from a respectable position with the Courts, Fawcett moved from London to the Caribbean a number of years ago.