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ROYAL STREET

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The ravages of Hurricane Katrina are explored in a fresh new way in this terrific debut. The attention to descriptive detail immerses readers in the physical and psychological devastation suffered by the city and her people. Johnson dishes up a tale filled with magic, betrayal and a hard-core power struggle. Can’t wait to see where she takes this next!

Drusilla “DJ” Jaco is a Junior Wizard Sentinel for New Orleans, working under the auspices of her mentor/boss Gerry St. Simon. With Katrina rolling in, Gerry orders DJ to evacuate the city. Despite the terrible devastation, DJ isn’t concerned until the elders tell her to return, as Gerry is missing, and assign her a partner, own of their own enforcers. There is also a serial killer on the loose with possible voodoo ties. Dark magic is being gathered, but for what purpose? As DJ hunts for Gerry and answers, what she finds will forever change her life. (TOR, Apr., 336 p., $14.99)
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Jill M. Smith