The Big Easy
(The third book in the Legacy Of Lies series)
A novel by Leann Harris
Fat Tuesday 1972, a floater surfaces in Sheriff Colin McDonald's parish, south of New Orleans. The body--a Russian diplomat throws local and Federal law enforcement into chaos. Sheriff McDonald isn't excited to have the FBI stepping into his investigation, but knows his parish doesn't have the funds to sort out this mess and deal with all the prickly silliness of international negotiations. Jessica Franklin, one of the first female FBI agents, heads the task force looking into the Russian's death. Jessica is a talented, no nonsense woman, who isn't sure about this laid-back Cajun sheriff, who calls her Chere, but the man knows his parish and gives her views a fair hearing. Lt. Gabriel Fontenot of the Louisiana State police is also assigned to the task force and runs into an old girlfriend, Amy Prejean, who is working with the Russian Mission on grain shipments. As Gabe, Jessica, and Colin work the case, odd and seemingly unrelated things surface which pull local residents into the tangled web the KGB has created in the Big Easy. With time winding down, the tangled threads of the truth lead to the Prejean warehouse where old sins are revealed... Who will survive the confrontation? And what will the fallout be?
Used availability for Leann Harris's Stolen Secrets
December 2017 : Paperback
June 2016 : USA Paperback
October 2017 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition