Floodgates (Faye Longchamp , Book 5)
2011 - Mississippi Author Award Winner"Evans has written a fascinating tale linking thehistory of New Orleans' levee system to the present and weavinginto the story aspects of the city's widely diverse cultures."—Booklist STARRED reviewCenturies of tragedy shadow New Orleans: wars, slavery, and amonumental flood that killed a thousand people and still threatensto wash all that history away.Faye Longchamp and her team of archaeologists, fighting to saveNew Orleans' past, are horrified when they discover a corpse that'sfar too new to be an archaeological find. The police presume it'sjust another dead body in the long, sad sequence of bodies left byHurricane Katrina, until Faye shows them a truth that only anarchaeologist could see: the debris piled on top of the dead womanis all wrong. Someone brought Shelly Broussard to this flooded-outhouse and left her dead body behind.Faye and her assistant Joe Wolf Mantooth are drawn into theinvestigation by a detective who believes their professionalexpertise is critical to the case. They quickly learn that troubleswirled around the victim like winds around the eye of a hurricane.Is Shelly's heroic rescue work in the aftermath of Katrina thereason for her death? Or does the sheaf of photos in her work fileshold the answer? Will Faye and Joe be the next victims engulfed inthis deadly deception?