A new client wants paranormal P.I. Wyatt Thomas to find his mother, Dr. Mary Taggert’s killer. The problem is the fifty-year-old murder isn't just cold, it's frozen solid.
Events happen fast when Wyatt accepts a large retainer from a new client wishing to keep his identity secret. Shortly after agreeing to find the person who killed the man’s mother, Wyatt’s client is himself murdered. The killers shoot Wyatt as he attempts to intervene. He awakens in a New Orleans’ hospital only to find they have yet to finish with him.
The mysterious men want him dead. He escapes and learns they’ve somehow managed to pin his client’s murder on him. But why? Determined to find out, he enlists the aid of Lucy Diamond. Lucy is a beautiful though cynical reporter in town to film a story on the same murder his client paid him to resolve. He marks her for death when they discuss the case. Though different in every possible way, they go on the run together.
Wyatt and Lucy soon learn more than a single person participated in the murder of Dr. Mary. Many more. The ensuing chase drags them through the gritty backside of New Orleans where everyone has a dark secret and a bloody motive.
What’s the connection between the N.O.P.D., Krewe of Rex, and southern mafia? How is the Russian special forces, C.I.A., and U.S. Public Health Service involved? Why is the Cuban army trying to kill them? And, what's up with the mysterious and secret voodoo-like sect that practices human sacrifice? Wyatt and Lucy must learn the answers or die.
River Road is a paranormal thriller based loosely on an actual murder. Set in the Big Easy, this bayou suspense novel is Book 5 in author Eric Wilder's French Quarter Mystery Series.