Nights in New Orleans can be as dangerous as they are steamy. Especially for a smart-mouthed, competitive Assistant District Attorney like Ryan Murphy. If the criminals she prosecutes aren't trouble enough, she has an overprotective police captain daddy and four cop brothers to contend with, as well as a possible romance with a hot detective-- or two. And then there's the small problem of a psychotic serial killer, who may or may not be trying to help her on her way to the top. At first, Ryan isn't worried when the defendants on cases she lost end up murdered- after all, street justice has a way of catching up with the bad guys in New Orleans. But when the killer turns his attention to her, she realizes she has more at stake then her climb to the top.
Set against the backdrop of pre-Katrina New Orleans, Gumbo Justice is the first in the Crescent City Mystery Series, following the tumultuous life of prosecutor Ryan Murphy.