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Black Lotus

4.50  ·  Rating details ·  8 ratings  ·  4 reviews
Still haunted by her past, detective Lotus Williams is determined not to blow the unexpected second chance she’s been given on the New Parise Police Department. But before Lotus can even unzip her suitcase, an undercover officer turns up dead. Now put in charge of protecting the only witness that might be able to help bring down the powerful Snow Black drug cartel, Lotus ...more
Paperback, 190 pages
Published 2014 by Treasure Chest Press
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Leslie aka StoreyBook Reviews
Jul 09, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2014, books-to-review
I would give this 4 1/2 stars.

The book is a style of writing that I'm not used to, but once I got into the groove, the book flowed quite well. The story is told from each character's point of view and in their style, almost as if the writer is interviewing the characters. For example, Butch appears to be s somewhat less educated police officer and it comes across in the writing style.

Almost all of the characters seem to have their own agenda and everything is not as it seems. It was easy to
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Ethan Cohen
Jun 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Possibly one of the most artful colloquial narratives of the past decade finds its home in the tantalizing and peculiar Black Lotus. The hardboiled mystery novel, dubbed “film noir in a book” by one critic, functions like a testimonial documentary as the characters take turns narrating the greater story. This arguably cubist organization both pulls the reader into the suspenseful real-time of the plot and bonds the reader to the characters’ psyches. We go through the events with the ...more
Diane Coto
Sep 04, 2014 rated it liked it
Have you ever had to interview someone? In this novel by Lita Lepie, the characters are telling you their story; it’s as if you are listening and taking notes. It starts off with Butch Roman. He is with the police force in the town of New Parise and is telling the reader about his relationship with the Chief of Police, Francesca Corelli. He really likes her and it appears she really likes him in return. They are about ready to make love when she gets a phone call. One of their own is down. Ali ...more
Babus Ahmed
Jun 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Lotus is given a second chance at being a law enforcement officer by Chief of Police Francesca Corelli. Corelli has cleaned up her town and is a formidable woman and chief, but there is a leak in the department which leads to the brutal killing of an undercover police officer. The crime has been made to look as if it is a gang shooting and there is unusually a witness willing to testify too. Can they keep him alive and who is behind the killing?

A crime mystery that was fast-paced and riveting
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