Reviewed By: Harriet Klausner
Black Delta Night
Amazon US PB Amazon Canada PB
Class/Genre: Mystery Government Agency
Series: Rachel Porter # 5
Avon, Jun 2001, $5.99, 277 pp.
She is committed to her work for the US Fish and Wildlife Bureau, but her superiors feel she is a maverick who always seems to land in trouble. As a punishment for her attitude, her superiors transfer Rachel Porter to a place where nobody served in over a decade. She now works along the area of Kentucky, Tennessee, and Mississippi, deep in redneck country.
Rachel stumbles into a poaching operation involving paddlefish, a caviar- like delicacy with a high demand that happens to be an endangered species. Going her own way as usual, she soon learns that the Russian Mafia is involved in the paddlefish operation and the head crook takes a special liking to Rachel. Under strict orders, Rachel must still use her wiles to trap the dangerous Russian Mafia.
BLACK DELTA NIGHT shows a side of the south rarely presented by travel excursions. The Delta is described as a beautiful place that contains many illegal happenings. This novel is character-driven with plenty of action. Jessica Speart adds atmosphere to her strong cast and picturesque locale that turns this work into a chilling mystery.
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