Contact: Rene Abadie
Date: May 22, 2013
HAMMOND – Southeastern Louisiana University police detective O'Neil De Noux has released
his latest police novel, a thriller set in New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane
"City of Secrets," tells the story of a fractured New Orleans Police Department struggling to hold things together two months after the hurricane devastated the city, left police stations destroyed, and saw the mass desertion of officers, explained De Noux.
"The gradual influx of transient workers destined to help rebuild the city begins, along with new criminals eager to fill the void left when most of the hometown thugs evacuated," he said
The book is a follow up to De Noux's award-winning novel "John Raven Beau," named the 2011 Police Book of the year by Police-Writers.com. It continues the series of the half-Cajun, half-Sioux NOPD homicide detective who has appeared in more than 20 of De Noux's published stories.
A resident of Covington and an investigator with Southeastern's police department since 2006, De Noux has served with the sheriff's offices in Jefferson and St. Bernard parishes. He has also worked as a private investigator, criminal intelligence analyst and creative writing instructor. He has been writing professionally since 1988.