Prime is the second novel in Brite's New Orleans kitchen/food/restaurant universe. It's two years after the opening of Liquor. G-Man and Rickey are doing okay but Rickey wants to fly on its own and not be in debt still with Lenny. Taking a consulting job that will bring much needed cash, Rickey meets an old friend and tries to juggle ethics, pride, revenge and political mayhem. A solid story, Rickey and G-Man are still interesting and one of the most stable couple that can still make me go .. oh.. adorable in a non cutesy way.