Art can change lives — sometimes with deadly consequences.
Jesse Hawkins arrives in New Orleans to make peace with his estranged brother. But Travis, a painter of beautiful nudes, has disappeared along with Angela, his latest lover and model. When Jesse learns she's the daughter of a notorious crime boss, he fears for his brother's life. And the cops want to pin two murders on Jesse — while the killer targets him next...
Winner of the GAS STATION PULP AWARD for "literary crime noir."
Published by the NORTH AMERICAN REVIEW
Cover by Sarah Pauls
Besides the GAS STATION PULP AWARD, Breeden's stories, "A Ticket to Paradise" and "Targets," were finalists for the RASH FICTION AWARD sponsored by the Broad River Review, and for the JAMES HURTST PRIZE FOR FICTION respectively. "Righteous Rita" was the editors' choice as BEST FICTION in the anthology Stuck in the Middle published by Mint Hill Books. The Shadow of Longing, a chapbook of poems, was published by the Finishing Line Press. Recent stories and poems have also appeared in the Apalachee Review, The Pisgah Review, Crime Factory, and Light Poetry.