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Fat Tuesday (1997)
by Sandra Brown
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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0446605581, Mass Market Paperback)Precise details change with the ages, but you can bet that the first story ever written had something to do with revenge. Sandra Brown continues the tradition with her latest brick of a book, Fat Tuesday. After a gruff 'n' tuff New Orleans narc, Burke Basile, mistakenly blows a hole in his partner's noggin, he vows revenge--not only on the thug who was directly involved, but also on the sleazy kingpin behind it all. And in finest cop-drama tradition, he vows to do it outside the law. Fat Tuesday only begins to cook after Basile turns in his badge and--mixing charm and coercion--enlists various underworld elements in his cause. It's all a little B movie-ish at times, but for every hooker with a heart of gold, there's a fresher character like Gregory, the homosexual hustler who uses his drama degree to Basile's benefit. The villains are bad (can't go wrong with a lawyer), the heroine good, and the hero a big, wounded warrior looking for true love. What's not to like?
(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:15:52 -0400)
During Mardi Gras week, an ex-New Orleans cop avenges the acquittal of his partner's murderer by kidnapping the defense attorney's trophy wife, only to fall in love with her.