Jake Longly and Nicole Jemison are called into private eye
duty once again in A-LIST. Jake is an ex-MLB pitcher and
Nicole is a screenwriter. Jake and Nicole met in their last
escapade as part-time private eyes for Jake's dad Ray, who
owns a PI business in Gulf Shores, Alabama. Nicole receives
a call from her uncle, Charles Balfour, a big-time movie
producer, that his A-List movie star Kirk Ford has been
arrested in New Orleans for the death of his latest fling.
Kirk found Kristy Guidry dead in his bed after a night of
wine and weed.
Nicole talks Ray's dad into taking the case (not a
difficult job), and Jake and Nicole head to New Orleans.
They learn that Kristy was strangled to death with her bra.
They also learn that she is the niece of Tony Guidry, a New
Orleans entrepreneur with mob connections, possibly the old
Dixie Mafia. Jake and Nicole set out to find Kristy's
killer and attempt to clear Kirk. But they run into lots of
opposition from Tony and his thugs. Tony seems to have his
hands in everything, including law enforcement, the ME's
office, and the District Attorney's office. He stays one
step ahead of them all along the way. Where will their
A-LIST is the second book in D. P. Lyle's Jake
Longly series. Jake and Nicole are strong, intelligent
and resourceful characters. There's a quirky mixture of
supporting characters, some returning from book one and
others new to the scene. Mr. Lyle develops the character of
Ray, Jake's dad, quite a bit in A-LIST and discusses more
of the dynamics and reason for the strained relationship
between father and son. The storyline moves through the
streets of New Orleans and into the bayou at warp speed,
heading to an unexpected conclusion. You'll also get a good
directory of the best restaurants in the Big Easy. Lots of
eating and drinking in this novel! This is a dynamic, fun
series you do not want to miss!
PI Jake Longly
and Nicole Jamison head to New Orleans at the behest of
Nicole's uncle, movie producer Charles Balfour, when his
megastar, A-list actor Kirk Ford, awakens in his hotel bed
with the body of Kristi Guidry, a local college coed. Ford,
in the Big Easy for a location shoot, remembers little of
the evening and nothing of the murder. And, to make matters
worse, Kristi is the niece of a local mafioso-type who will
do whatever is necessary to avenge her death. Balfour is
losing money every day the filming is stalledâ€”he needs his
actor cleared, and quickly.
Surrounded by glitzy
Hollywood stars and intimidated by seedy underworld
characters, Jake and Nicole encounter nothing but obstacles.
Something isn't right. The facts don't fit. Who would want
Kristi dead? Why frame Kirk for the murder? Everyone has an
opinion, including Kristi's friends and ex-boyfriend, the
local homicide detectives, and a fortune-teller. The clock
is ticking as Jake and Nicole struggle to decipher who's
lying, who's telling the truth, and exactly who schemed to
murder Kristi Guidry. Nothing is easy in The Big Easy.