Mardi Gras is always a busy time in Louisiana. For the small town of Newpointe, the festivities include a parade and a temporary spike in alcohol- related mischief. But this is not a typical Mardi Gras celebration. Someone is taking advantage of this hectic time of the year to target the wives of the local firemen. When two are killed on the same day in a nearly identical manner, the city goes into a panic. For Mark Branning, a fire fighter who is separated from his wife, the killings are especially difficult to live with. At least the other fire fighters can protect their wives. Allie won’t even allow mark close enough to protect her.
“Private Justice” is book number one in Terri Blackstock’s Newpointe 911 series. It is full of suspense, twists and turns that keep the reader guessing until the very end. Interspersed with the suspense in the love story as Mark and Allie Branning, a young married couple who have lost sight of their love for each other.
The characters in “Private Justice” are well developed. There are subtle hints peppered throughout the story to whet the readers appetite for what’s to come in future books. This is one reader who is anxious to read the rest of the series.