A gripping third chapter for one of the most unforgettable and compelling heroines in crime fiction
"You have a temper, Officer Coughlin, and a propensity for violence . . . You’re a bit of a hazard. To others. To yourself."
Maureen Coughlin is a bona fide
New Orleans cop now, and, with her training days behind her, she likes
to think she’s getting the lay of the land. Then a mysterious corpse
leads to more questions than answers, and a late-night traffic stop goes
very wrong. The fallout leaves Maureen contending with troubled
friends, fraying loyalties, cop-hating enemies old and new, and an
elusive, spectral, and murderous new nemesis—and all the while
navigating the twists and turns of a city and a police department
infected with dysfunction and corruption.
Bill Loehfelm is a rising
star in crime fiction. And his Maureen Coughlin is the perfect
protagonist: complicated, strong-willed, sympathetic (except when she’s
not), and as fully realized in Loehfelm’s extraordinary portrayal as the
New Orleans she patrols. The first two installments in this series won
Loehfelm accolades as well as fans, and Doing the Devil’s Work
only ups the ante. It’s even faster, sharper, and more thrilling than
its predecessors. Taut and fiery, vibrant and gritty, and peopled with
unforgettable characters, this is the sinuous, provocative story of a
good cop struggling painfully into her own.