Mike and Ayan Rubin


The Baton Rouge-based husband and wife team of Mike and Ayan Rubin co-author award-winning thrillers that have gone international. Mike, an attorney, is a nationally-known speaker and humorist and has been a professional jazz pianist and television host. Ayan is a developmental book editor and has been a television producer and scriptwriter. National reviewers have praised their novels as “riveting,” “gripping and propulsive,” “storytelling at its finest,” “deftly plotted,” and “flawlessly executed.”


1:30 pm to 2:15 pm
State Capitol, Senate Committee Room E
Pen Pals: A Couple of Co-Author Couples
with Sam and Sarah Hyde and Ayan and Mike Rubin

2:30 pm to 3:15 pm
Cavalier House Books Tent
Book Signing


A White Hot Plan 

A group of alt-right terrorists decides that now is the time—and New Orleans is the place—to make an explosive statement that will force the world to acknowledge the superiority of the white supremacist movement.

Disgraced former New Orleans homicide detective Starner Gautreaux is now a poorly-paid rural sheriff’s deputy relegated to writing his weekly quota of speeding tickets in a sleepy South Louisiana parish. His mundane life is tedious and all too predictable until several unusual events occur that cause him to suspect something is seriously amiss. While the local coroner classifies the resulting deaths as accidental, Starner’s prior experience leads him to believe that not only are they homicides, but also that they signal something far more sinister.

Taut action bubbles up from the swamps of Louisiana to the hidden haunts of underworld bosses, from small-town life to urban grit, and from a high-speed highway shootout to a terrifying confrontation in the heart of the French Quarter. White supremacists seek to impose their will on a city swamped with carefree tourists, but Starner Gautreaux is determined not to let that happen.


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