COVER ME (4.5) by Joanna Wayne, Rita Herron & Mallory Kane: Each tale in this trio of Bayou-based stories is linked to one fateful night during Hurricane Katrina, when upright officers are nearly destroyed by corrupt cops. In “Bayou Payback,” by Wayne, private detective and former NOPD narcotics officer Remy Comeaux is determined to bring corrupt chief Lee Barnaby to justice, even if the woman Barnaby is dating reminds Remy of the fiancée he lost during the hurricane. In Herron’s “Bayou Jeopardy,” Mack Rivet discovers the wife and son he thought died in Katrina are, instead, alive and living near the father-in-law he believes is as corrupt as the city officials who tried to jail him. Kane’s “Bayou Justice” thrusts FBI agent Ray Storm back into the life of Molly Hennessy. Years before, he used Molly to get the goods on her brother, and now he’s back to expose a corrupt politician whose goal is the governor’s office. Together, these thrillers will have readers flipping pages long into the night.