Title: Chocolate Soup
Author: Del Staecker
Genre: Fiction, Thriller
Reviewer: Joyce Faulkner
ISBN (links go to the MWSA Amazon store): 1934980579
Ledge Trabue—Gulf War veteran, sleuth, and adventurer—is finally home and comfortably ensconced at the Colonnade hotel in New Orleans, enjoying his peculiarly unique lifestyle and his eclectic group of friends. Since Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans—with its citizens striving to become a revitalized Chocolate City—has failed to regain all it lost because of an onslaught of political greed and deceit. When the Colonnade’s manager, Mrs. K, threatens to bring down the powerful political machine, she unknowingly launches an avalanche of evil more personally devastating than any storm.