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"Entertaining crime fiction... The intrigue of New Orleans & deep psychological drama make Inside Sam Lerner a must-read." - Readers' FavoriteAfter his wife's death, former detective Sam Lerner is running from his life.He returns to his native New Orleans and ends up at the Gentlemen's Club, an escort establishment owned by his longtime friend. There, he befriends Madsen Cassaise: a young Creole who cares for him as he struggles to overcome his grief and growing dependence on alcohol.But when Madsen is found drowned, Sam is drawn into the investigation. As more escorts disappear, Sam moves ever deeper into the bayous, cemeteries, levees and bistros of the Vieux Carre... and uncovers a far-reaching, shocking crime operation.He must question his friendships and risk his life to stop the killers. In the Big Easy, a place as mysterious as the case itself, the former detective discovers what is truly Inside Sam Lerner.Praise from readers:★★★★★ - "Dashiell Hammett meets Faulkner."★★★★★ - "A thoroughly engaging read with lots of surprises."★★★★★ - "Gwen Banta is an exceptional storyteller and Inside Sam Lerner keeps the reader completely engaged."★★★★★ - "An unexpected surprise."★★★★★ - "Gwen Banta’s language and style are impeccable, rich and enveloping... fabulous book."