Louisiana State Police Detective 'Cadillac' Holland's sense of justice tends to come with unintended consequences. NOPD's Chief of Detectives wants to know who is trying to buy the new home the Make It Right Foundation built for his favorite sous chef. The Lower Ninth Ward has suddenly become the hottest place to build a house in New Orleans. The ideas the city's newest residents have about the troubled neighborhood's future seem intent upon once again displacing the city's poorest citizens, many of whomare still grappling with Hurricane Katrina's lingering aftermath. It's an election year and condominium developers and the local king of gentrification have the favor of the City Council. It's up to Detective Holland, despite his 'talent' for making a mess of things, to investigate something that isn't a crime and avoid stirring the city's treacherous political waters.
H. Max Hiller's restaurant career chef began with a cooking job on Bourbon Street at the age of seventeen. His resume now includes many of New Orleans' iconic dining and music destinations. Max uses a lifetime of characters and anecdotes to add depth to his Detective Cooter Holland series. He now divides his time writing between his home overlooking the Mississippi River and working as a chef aboard a boat traveling America's inland waterways.