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Let the Devil Out: A Maureen Coughlin Novel (Maureen Coughlin Series #4) (Hardcover)

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Meet New Orleans beat cop Maureen Coughlin

The Edgar Award winner Megan Abbott calls Coughlin “a hero with whom we will go anywhere.” She’s complicated—tough and naive, street-smart and vulnerable—and, way too often, reckless. As Let the Devil Out opens, she’s in rough shape. Just a rookie, she’s already been suspended from the force. And things are about to get worse.

The FBI is in town on the trail of a ruthless anti-government militia group, the Watchmen Brigade. Nobody in the NOPD wants any part of working with them. Guess which suspended rookie is told she doesn’t have a choice.

With the FBI and a white supremacist militia on the loose in New Orleans, the city is one big powder keg. Find out what happens when a brilliant but impulsive young cop lights a match.

The rising crime fiction star Bill Loehfelm knows New Orleans. The streets, the people. Where the power lies, and how it gets used—and abused. With Let the Devil Out, Loehfelm raises the bar for sharp, compelling crime fiction. As The New York Times says of the fascinating Maureen Coughlin, “She finds herself wrestling with ethical issues that fictional cops . . . rarely talk about, leaving that stuff to real-life cops—and smart guys like Bill Loehfelm.”

About the Author

Bill Loehfelm is the author of the critically acclaimed series about the New Orleans Police Department rookie Maureen Coughlin, as well as the stand-alone novels Fresh Kills and Bloodroot. His short fiction and nonfiction have appeared in several anthologies. He lives in New Orleans with his wife, AC Lambeth, a writer and yoga instructor, and their dog. He plays drums in a rock-’n’-roll band.

Praise For…

“Not only has Loehfelm created the most compelling, complex patrol cop in the genre—part take-no-prisoners badass, part too-sensitive-for-the street rookie—he has also reenergized New Orleans as a setting for the best in crime fiction, going well beyond the clichés (no Cafe du Monde here) and nailing that rich Treme vibe—edgy, dangerous, but pulsing with life. Maureen Coughlin is as good as it gets.” —Bill Ott, Booklist (starred review)

“What’s most admirable about the series and elevates it over the average procedural is the nuanced evolution of a former Staten Island bartender into a New Orleans street cop.” —Kirkus Reviews

“Atmospheric” —Publishers Weekly

“Readers familiar with Loehfelm’s work will not be surprised to discover: it’s really good.” —Library Journal

“Dark, evocative, and with a plot as fascinating and surprising as New Orleans itself, Let the Devil Out kept me up and turning pages well into the night. Maureen Coughlin is a wonderful character—complicated, smart, strong—and though damaged, the very definition of a survivor.” —Alison Gaylin, USA Today bestselling author of What Remains of Me

Let the Devil Out is a ferociously smart, tough, and honest crime novel, with a main character, Maureen Coughlin, who will grab you and never let go.” —Lou Berney, Edgar Award–nominated author of The Long and Faraway Gone

Product Details
ISBN: 9780374298579
ISBN-10: 0374298572
Publisher: Sarah Crichton Books
Publication Date: July 5th, 2016
Pages: 320
Language: English
Series: Maureen Coughlin Series