A short story that appeared in the critically-acclaimed collection INDIAN COUNTRY NOIR (Akashic Books, 2010).
A little about the story â€" He calls himself â€˜The Wolf' and he is cunning and ruthless and has gotten away with murder until he finds himself doggedly pursued by a most accomplished homicide detective â€" a man half-Cajun and half-Sioux, a predatory hunter of murderers, a man named John Raven Beau. Which one of these killers will kill again?
Coming to the big city, the Paris of French Louisiana â€" New Orleans â€" John Raven Beau found a houseboat on Lake Pontchartrain and a vocation with the NOPD. He's made good friends and done good work, yet his penchant for shooting people, people who give him no other choice, has made him stand out. He is a killer, blindly admired by rookies, avoided by veterans who have been on the job long enough to know a police officer who kills, especially who kill more than once, is an aberration.
Homicide Detective John Raven Beau is a relentless pursuer, a man who will track a killer across miles of dark streets, through swamps, wastelands, over rivers and bayous. He will never give up. And he's an excellent marksman who also carries an obsidian hunting knife. Claims that he's scalped a few murderers is a persistent rumor.
NEW ORLEANS NOCTURNAL (2010) a series of nine Beau stories. Not all of the stories occur at night, but each explores the darkest places in the murder capital of America and the dark recesses of the human heart.
JOHN RAVEN BEAU (2011) a novel. Someone is ambushing police officers in New Orleans and a desperate search for the killer grips the department. A cop who hunts killers with methodical, calculating precision â€" innate in a man half-Cajun and half-Sioux, a man called John Raven Beau â€" quietly moves to the forefront in tracking down the killer.
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