"'The Value of X' introduces Rickey and G-man, who are slowly realizing there are only two important things in life: cooking...and each other. It's a love story that unfolds over eggplant quiche, Gulf oysters, and braised pork shanks in the vibrant, gritty world of 1990s New Orleans. Rickey and G-man must navigate the end of childhood, the challenges of family and separation, and their divergent ambitions, to unearth the elusive, intangible worth of true love: the total value of X" --Cover, p. 4.
"When 'D*U*C*K' picks up, Rickey and G-man are owners and co-chefs of Liquor, of New Orleans' most popular restaurants. Not content with fighting off vengeful former employees or conquering the competition, Rickey pushes G-Man to cater the Ducks Unlimited banquet, where every course must include the ducks the hunters have bagged. Rickey's crew is ready but he's not sure he can do it all and deal with the guest of honor: childhood hero, former New Orleans Saints quarterback Bobby Hebert" --Cover, p. 4.