The capstone of Ken Wells's acclaimed Catahoula Bayou trilogy, " Logan's Storm" tracks the epic journey of Logan LaBauve as he flees corrupt cops while trying to lead Chilly Cox the teenager whose crime was rescuing Logan's son, Meely, from a racist bully to safety. But dodging two-footed predators deep in the Cajun backwaters turns out to be the easy part. As Logan, accompanied by a newfound love interest, heads to Florida to lie low, a killer hurricane springs from the Gulf and lives are suddenly on the line. Wells writes with Twain's flair for adventure and Welty's sense of place, making "Logan's Storm" a trip through the heart and soul of a singular American character.
About the Author
Ken Wells is a senior editor and writer for "Conde Nast Portfolio" magazine, as well as the author of "Crawfish Mountain" and the Catahoula Bayou trilogy. During his career as a journalist he has been a Pulitzer Prize finalist and a writer and features editor for the front page of the "Wall Street Journal," He lives in the suburbs of New York City.
“When you start a book neck-deep in a swamp of cottonmouths, wasps, leeches and mosquitoes, you'd better have a good story to tell. Ken Wells does, and he tells it with vigor and charm.”
—The Seattle Times
“A Cajun-flavored tall tale of the bayous . . . colorful, compelling . . . Wells has a gift for capturing his locale, and he gives us a spectacular tour.”
—St. Louis Post-Dispatch
“Wells has festooned [his characters’] ordeal with as much humor as a writer can stick on a run through hell. [He] describes Logan and his situations, however wet, with a dry, Cajun fatalism. . . . [One finds] plenty of pleasure in the language and sense of place that dominate.”
—The Miami Herald
“Don’t give up on Logan LaBauve. ’Cause he’s about to meet up with a hell of a woman and a hell of a hurricane that shows what he’s really made of.”
—The Wall Street Journal