"Exciting historical urban noir"
Councilman Whitman Richards is a force to be reckoned with
in New Orleans in the days before the attack on Pearl
Harbor. He has his hands in every racket in the city and
he uses the money from his dirty dealings to fill his
political coffers. He's madly in love with his mistress
and plans to marry her once he divorces his wife Georgia.
Whit's perfect world begins to crumble the day his daughter
Jessica is kidnapped from her local high school. When the
ransom call comes in, the Councilman learns that the
kidnapper is his half brother Pete Carson, a person he set
up on a murder charge years ago and thus ran him out of
town. Sick of her husband's action, Georgia goes to Wesley
Farrell, a dangerous man who works both sides of the law.
They had a fling two decades ago and Wes can't resist
Georgia's pleas to help her rescue Jessica. Even though he
makes himself a target from one of Whit's unknown enemies,
Wes goes to the wall to find Jessica.
The fifth installment in the Wesley Farrell series is a
thrilling reading experience. The protagonist goes the
extra mile to help out a former friend and in the process
gains a priceless gift. There is a lot of action and
bloodshed in THE RIGHTEOUS CUT so fans of cozies will want
to avoid this novel. Readers of historical urban noirs
will find Robert Skinner's latest novel a very entertaining
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted July 15, 2002