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Book details
  • Genre:FICTION
  • SubGenre:African American / Mystery & Detective
  • Language:English
  • Pages:378
  • Format:Paperback
  • Paperback ISBN:9781098318420

Loose Lips

by Mack Guinness View author's profile page

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Overview
In this captivating debut novel, author Mack Guinness introduces his character, Cleveland Jones. Everybody calls him Mr. J. He is a Army Veteran that opened a homeless shelter after Hurricane Katrina. The bank is going to foreclose on the shelter property if Mr. J doesn't find a way to get some cash fast. Mr. J's world gets even more complicated when a friend's sons are brutally murdered on Superbowl Sunday and he becomes the number one suspect. To clear his name he has to survive on the dark side of New Orleans that is ruled by drug dealers, dope fiends and crooked cops. Will Mr.J be able to find the real killer in time to save himself and the homeless shelter that he founded? The odds are against him. Its hard to get to the truth when nobody is talking. Loose lips sink ships. Things aren't so easy in the Big Easy.
Description
LOOSE LIPS is a story about an average guy who has to overcome inordinate obstacles in order to find a killer, prove his innocence and save himself from a sea of debt that threatens to drown his dreams and take everything that he loves. After Hurricane Katrina Cleveland Jones (Mr. J) opens a homeless shelter called the "Algiers Mission", in New Orleans. He has problems. The bank is going to foreclose on the property if he doesn't figure out a way to get some fast cash so he can pay the mortgage. Mr. J's world becomes even more complicated when his friend's sons are brutally murdered on Super Bowl Sunday and he finds out that he is the number one suspect. To clear his name he has to survive on the dark side of New Orleans that is ruled by drug dealers, dope fiends and crooked cops. Will Mr. J be able to find the real killer in time to save himself and the Algiers Mission? The odds seem to be against him. Its hard to get to the truth when nobody is talking. Loose lips sink ships. Nothings easy in the Big Easy.
About the author
Mack Guinness was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana. He is a Saints fan (Who Dat?) and Army Veteran. He is still a soldier at heart but he is no longer armed with a gun. Today his pen is his pistol. He writes fiction because it gives him the opportunity to entertain, educate and elevate readers level of awareness. Mack loves to write stories that transport readers to the festive and sometimes dangerous streets of his hometown. He overcame the pitfalls of poverty, prison and homelessness to pursue his dream of writing. His first short story titled M.O.B. was published in Smooth Magazine. He is currently an essential worker at the VA Hospital. He is proud to do his part to help veterans and fight the spread of COVID-19. He writes every chance he gets. LOOSE LIPS is his debut novel.
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