Nemesis: the rival fate never allows you to beat.
The nemesis of Skip Langdon, New Orleans police detective,
is Errol Jacomine. This evangelical preacher has been
leader of his own frenzied army of converts, has run for
mayor of New Orleans, and now wants to become president of
the United States. His campaign methods are rabble-rousing,
theft, kidnapping, and multiple murder.
Skip thinks he's as dangerous as Jim Jones. She has chased
him for years, no luck. Now Jacomine comes after Skip, her
lover, and her friends. She must track him down. But his
guise this time is so clever even his own children don't
In Mean Woman Blues, Edgar Award-winner Julie Smith returns
triumphantly to her popular series about hip New Orleans
detective Skip Langdon, once again operating in sensual,
sexy, exotic New Orleans.
This time Skip is able to teach Jacomine that nemesis
originally meant the goddess of retributive justice.