(From the publisher):
On temporary leave of absence from the force, Police Detective Skip Langdon becomes obsessed with exposing the frightening figure beneath the good-guy image of Errol Jacomine -- a liberal-minded, civic-spirited preacher who is running for mayor of New Orleans.
Immediately, an anonymous army of hatchet men go to work on Skip, who learns that opposing Jacomine is dangerous business. And when the only witness to the preacher's crimes turns up dead, Skip follows her instincts to the dark center of bayou country... where dead cops tell no tales.
Original title: Kindness of Strangers
Genre: Fiction→ Crime and Mystery→ Detective Story and Detectives→ Police Procedural