Logan's Storm (Paperback)
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 grew up on the banks of Bayou Black in Louisiana Cajun country and began his writing career as a nineteen-year-old covering car wrecks and alligator sightings for his hometown newspaper. He was a reporter for four years with the Miami Herald, where he was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, and a writer and editor for The Wall Street Journal for twenty-four years. Wells left the Journal in 2006, to take a job as a senior editor and writer for Conde Nast Portfolio. He is also the author of four novels set in the Cajun bayous.
“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