Let the Devil OutBook - 2016
Meet New Orleans beat cop Maureen Coughlin
The Edgar Award winner Megan Abbott calls Coughlin "a hero with whom we will go anywhere." She's complicated--tough and naive, street-smart and vulnerable--and, way too often, reckless. As Let the Devil Out opens, she's in rough shape. Just a rookie, she's already been suspended from the force. And things are about to get worse.
The FBI is in town on the trail of a ruthless anti-government militia group, the Watchmen Brigade. Nobody in the NOPD wants any part of working with them. Guess which suspended rookie is told she doesn't have a choice.
With the FBI and a white supremacist militia on the loose in New Orleans, the city is one big powder keg. Find out what happens when a brilliant but impulsive young cop lights a match.
The rising crime fiction star Bill Loehfelm knows New Orleans. The streets, the people. Where the power lies, and how it gets used--and abused. With Let the Devil Out , Loehfelm raises the bar for sharp, compelling crime fiction. As The New York Times says of the fascinating Maureen Coughlin, "She finds herself wrestling with ethical issues that fictional cops . . . rarely talk about, leaving that stuff to real-life cops--and smart guys like Bill Loehfelm."