The launch for the second book in Michael Allen Zell’s Bobby Delery Series, Law and Desire, will take place at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 4, at Garden District Book Shop (2727 Prytania Street). Christopher Romaguera will also read with Zell.
In Law & Desire, Zell continues to peel back the mean streets of New Orleans. The parallel stories of recently-returned Bobby Delery’s quest to find out what happened to his family and a city councilman’s unorthodox way of fundraising end up meeting sharply in a climax that touches on race, history, and corruption. A rapidly changing yet tradition-bound New Orleans is the fertile setting for vibrant characters including a shady used car dealer, suburban activist, hit men, neighborhood “mayor,” and bike gang. Not all will get out alive.