What would you do if you only had twenty
four hours to save the life of a friend?
Searching for lost souls and solving problems was never
Nick Travers's intention when he started doing favors for
his buddies. A former football player who sometimes teaches
blues history at Tulane, Nick would rather just watch the
Louisiana rain and listen to old Muddy Waters records.
But when music mogul Teddy Paris, a former teammate from
the New Orleans Saints, visits Nick and asks him to help
find $700,000 taken from a rap prodigy, Nick can't turn
down his friend. The missing money will pay a bounty on
Paris's head that was set by a crosstown rival, a street-
hard thug named Cash.
Nick soon finds himself lost in the world of Gucci-lined
Bentleys and endless bottles of Cristal champagne. He sets
out with fifteen-year-old rap star, ALIAS, seeking a team
of grifters that conned the kid. But uncertainty, the
constant threat of violence, and a phantom grave robber
haunt their search. When a killer hits too close, Nick
takes ALIAS with him to the Mississippi Delta, where he
comes under the protection and guidance of Nick's mentor,
blues legend JoJo Jackson, and his wife, Loretta.
Soon Nick, JoJo, and another old-school Delta tough guy do
battle in the Dirty South rap world where money, sex, and
murder threaten to take down Paris's empire and destroy
ALIAS. As cultures clash, the story winds its way through
the infamous Calliope housing projects, the newly built
mansions of New Orleans's lake-front, and ultimately to the
brackish muck of the Bayou Savage.
Dirty South is a thrilling tale of friendship, betrayal,
revenge, and trust from a fresh and hip new voice. Take a
ride to the other side of New Orleans, away from the neon
gloss of Bourbon Street, to see what the dirty south is all