Painting Angela by James Breeden
North American Review
Fiction: Literary / Crime
Available from the publisher
Art can change lives – sometimes with deadly consequences.
Jesse Hawkins arrives in New Orleans to make peace with his estranged brother. But Travis, a painter of beautiful nudes, has disappeared along with Angela, his latest lover and model. When Jesse learns she’s the daughter of a notorious crime boss, he fears for his brother’s life. And the cops want to pin two murders on Jesse—while the killer targets him next…