Hospitals are supposed to be safe places, aren’t they?
It’s Mardi Gras season in post-Katrina New Orleans. Thousands of tourists have flocked to the city, paralyzed traffic and jammed the French Quarter with drunken crowds and garbage. City officials expect record crowds and the biggest boost to the Crescent City economy since the big storm. Alexandra Lee Destephano, legal counsel for Crescent City Medical Center, is anticipating her third Mardi Gras season and her date with dashing art historian Mitch Landry to the biggest Mardi Gras Ball in New Orleans. But hold on. Alex is stat-paged to the hospital and learns from her boss and former husband, Dr. Robert Bonnet, that the wife of the Governor of Louisiana has been found unconscious and covered in blood in her hospital room. To make matters worse, patients have left the hospital against medical advice, and staff have refused to work. By the end of the day, the Ball is the last thing on Alex’s mind.
What others are saying about this book…
This is an intriguing book, full of plenty of action and a whole lot more. The characters, like Alex, Robert and Mitch, are interesting and complex enough to be real people. You feel like you’re really getting to know them and understand how they change throughout the course of the book, and, of course, it pulls in the culture of voodoo that’s ingrained in Louisiana deeper than anything. I enjoyed this book and I think it has a really good plot to go along with it. I’ll also be looking out for more from this series because I know there’s got to be more to the story and the characters.
~Reviewed by Samantha Dewitt (Rivera) for Readers’ Favorite 8.10.2016
Virginia born Judith Lucci holds graduate and doctoral degrees from Virginia Commonwealth University and the University of Virginia. She is the author of numerous academic and health-related articles and documents. Her novels are based on her clinical experiences, very active imagination and experiences living in New Orleans and Virginia. When not teaching or writing, Judith is an avid silk painter and multi-media artist. She lives in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia with her family and six dogs.