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A White Hot Plan by Mike & Ayan Rubin

An exciting and captivating thriller set in a vibrant rural town in Louisiana. The book's brief chapters will capture your attention and make it hard for you to stop reading. The plot revolves around corrupt public officials and a white supremacist gang who want to destroy the French Quarter in New Orleans and eliminate those they consider non-believers.

The introduction of Starner Gautereaux makes it clear that he is not a character to be underestimated. "A White Hot Plan" is more than just a typical crime mystery. It is packed with intrigue and twists that constantly keep you engaged and on your toes as the plot and characters develop through the authors' work. By delving into the details of the setting, the author strengthens the storyline and makes it more believable. A thrilling book that stands out among the top mystery writers of today!

The story is definitely suspenseful and thrilling. This fictional scenario could easily become a fact in a highly toxic and divisive world where the definition of racism is being challenged and some refuse to discuss it, which is the scariest part.

Highly recommended!

Many thanks to @MichaelHRubin (Mike and Ayan Rubin) & @CoffeeAndThorn for a spot on the tour.


About the Authors

Although the acknowledged author of these novels is Michael H. Rubin, the books are, in fact, the result of the longtime collaborative effort of the husband and wife writing team of Mike and Ayan Rubin.

Their debut novel, THE COTTONCREST CURSE, is a historical thriller published by the award-winning LSU Press. Its story line takes place from the 1860’s through the 1960’s and follows the exploits and travails of several generations of five families who own, work, or reside near the eponymous South Louisiana plantation. THE COTTONCREST CURSE garnered the Book of the Year Gold Award at an annual meeting of the American Library Association where it was named the top thriller/suspense novel published by a university or independent press. A German edition has been published by Suhrkamp and is for sale in Europe.

Their second novel, a contemporary legal thriller entitled CASHED OUT, is now in its second edition. It won the coveted Jack Eadon award as the Best Contemporary Drama and was shortlisted for the Silver Falchion Award as the best thriller. Combining page-turning action with a distinct sense of southern locale, the Providence Journal raved that it features “a lawyer down and out enough to make John Grisham proud. He’s culled from the likes of Michael Connelly by way of James Lee Burke. A gem of a tale.”

A nationally known legal ethicist, public speaker and humorist, as well as a full time appellate attorney, Mike has had a varied career. He has been a professional jazz pianist in the New Orleans French Quarter, a radio and television announcer, and an adjunct law professor. He won the Burton Award for Outstanding Writing given at the Library of Congress and is a member of the Author’s Guild, the International Thriller Writers, the Mystery Writers of America, and the International Association of Crime Writers.

Ayan has had an equally varied career, having been a classroom teacher, an education administrator, a prolific grant writer, a developmental book editor, a nonprofit consultant, and, for almost three decades, the Coordinator of the Educational Services Division of Louisiana Public Broadcasting, a statewide television network, where she was responsible for initiating and then shepherding a wide variety of video projects from concept through script development and production to statewide and national broadcast.

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