Shoot The Money


From the author of The Last Madam: A Life in the New Orleans Underworld, comes an edgy novel, a racy gumbo of suspense, comedy, and “sisters-in-crime.”

A tale of guns, greed, and girlfriends in post-hurricane New Orleans by the author of The Last Madam: “One of the stars in mystery and crime fiction.” —James Lee Burke

Karen and Raynie are roommates. LaDonna is Karen’s boss. Life in New Orleans after Katrina isn’t easy, but they’re all tough women—and they all want more.

But right now, what they have more of is problems. Karen’s past comes back to bite her along with a Miami thug who wants to retrieve his stolen money. Raynie’s dealing with a violent man out of control. And LaDonna’s new lover has a dangerous idea…

These three women are about to unite to confront the mess together. Along the way, they’ll find out what money does to those who have it, lose it, pursue it, or steal it—and what happens when they try a little revenge on their rapid chase toward a better life…

“[A] fast-paced, action-packed novel which will especially delight female fans of Elmore Leonard and Carl Hiaasen. Wiltz writes about New Orleans as only an insider can… unputdownable, funny, sad, and true.” —Valerie Martin, Orange Prize–winning author of Property