Louisiana Hotshot : Talba Wallis

  • by Julie Smith
  • Narrated by Nan McNamara
  • Series: Talba Wallis
  • 9 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Confirmed grump Eddie Valentino placed the ad. Hotshot 20-something Talba Wallis knew exactly how to answer it.
And thus was born the dynamic duo of New Orleans private detectives, one cynical, 65-year-old Luddite white dude with street smarts, and one young, bright-eyed, 21st century African-American female poet, performance artist, mistress of disguise, and computer jock extraordinaire. Think Queen Latifah and Danny DeVito.
In Louisiana Hotshot, their job is to hunt down a sociopath and pedophile who's molested the 14-year-old daughter of their client, hangs out on the ragged edges of the rap and recording industries, and has more powerful allies than a Cabinet member.
But both detectives have unfinished business from the past - in Eddie's case, something he deeply regrets; in Talba's, a personal mystery, one so frightening no one will help her investigate. But she knows she won't sleep till she solves it - and the truth will change her forever.


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Customer Reviews

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I gave an overall rating of 3 because of the language. If I had know ahead of time that is was going to be full of foul language , I would not have read it. I finished the book dispite the language, because the story was so good. But I hate to say it, I won't be reading any more of Ms. Smith's books because of the language.
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- Audrey

Flop all the way

Do not buy. The summary of the book in now way gives a description of the book. Using the words sociopath and pedophile, carries certain connotations, like at least police action. The past secrets and regrets are normal skeletons in the closets. Definitely, not worth the 9 hours of listening.

There is no suspense or action except talking to people. From the book, you would think that anyone with computer skills can be a detective. I could not relate to any of the characters.
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- Yvonne "Say something about yourself!"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-05-2016
  • Publisher: booksBnimble