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Broken Wing by Thomas Lakeman
Review by Ernest Lilley
St. Martin's Minotaur Hardcover  ISBN/ITEM#: 9780312380229
Date: 17 March 2009 List Price $25.95 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /

FBI Agent Mike Weaver has had a rough couple of novels, and author Thomas Lakeman isn't about to let up on him yet. Sent down to New Orleans to be a wiseguy with the crime family he brought down twenty years before, this trip to post Katrina New Orleans is going to be anything but easy.

From official release/information:

Product Description: Mike Yeager, an FBI agent with a gift for profiling, is no angel, yet somehow the Bureau has always found a way to forgive him his mistakes. Now, even though he's in disgrace, there's a job that only he can do. In New Orleans in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, a couple was kidnapped; the husband---a spy---was tortured and killed, and now the wife is in danger.

Normally the Bureau might ask Yeager to lead a rescue mission, but this time, they want him to pose as a fallen agent---a broken wing---infiltrate the group responsible, and wait to see what he can learn. The kidnappers are thought to be working for Emelio Barca, one of the most powerful crime bosses in New Orleans, and the target of Mike's past botched case.

Mike sees this opportunity as his last chance, even though it's bound to wreck his renewed relationship with fellow agent Peggy Weaver, maybe for good. He's gone undercover once before in his career, and that time his mistakes led to Barca's escape and the maiming of Mike's first partner. This time he vows Barca won't get away. One way or another, Yeager's career will come full circle in the Big Easy, the city where it all began.

(Source: St. Martin's Minotaur)

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