Monday, June 27, 2016
Black Water Rising (Jay Porter #1) by Attica Locke
Today's book goodness is from an author that I have wanted to read for a while now. The ebook is expensive at $10.99, but I grabbed a hardback copy via an Amazon vendor for a song and I'm looking forward to getting around to this one. Maybe now that it's in my hot little hands, I'll be less likely to get distracted by other shiny things and actually get to it! I'm guilty of adding to my list, even purchasing books, then sitting them aside, only to add more. It's a weakness that I fully embrace!
In her debut novel, Attica Locke—a writer and producer of FOX’s Empire—delivers an engrossing, complex, and cinematic thriller about crime and racial justice.
Jay Porter is hardly the lawyer he set out to be. His most promising client is a low-rent call girl and he runs his fledgling law practice out of a dingy strip mall. But he's long since made peace with not living the American Dream and carefully tucked away his darkest sins: the guns, the FBI file, the trial that nearly destroyed him.
Houston, Texas, 1981. It is here that Jay believes he can make a fresh start. That is, until the night in a boat out on the bayou when he impulsively saves a woman from drowning—and opens a Pandora's box. Her secrets put Jay in danger, ensnaring him in a murder investigation that could cost him his practice, his family, and even his life. But before he can get to the bottom of a tangled mystery that reaches into the upper echelons of Houston's corporate power brokers, Jay must confront the demons of his past.
With pacing that captures the reader from the first scene through an exhilarating climax, Black Water Rising marks the arrival of an electrifying new talent.