The second of three children and the oldest daughter, Leslie Beaudet has experienced more than she would ever be willing to share. To her Haitian immigrant father, Leslie was a princess who always deserved more than poverty. To her Black Indian mother, she was a source of pride and a reason to carry on. To her younger sister, she was an understanding ear and a sympathetic babysitter. To her older brother, she was nothing but a victim. To her peers and teachers at Dillard University, the beautiful, wide-eyed, and intelligent New Orleans native was a saint; determined, resourceful, and most likely to succeed. But when a string of New Orleans murders all begin to point in Leslie's direction, it becomes clear that no-one has understood her personal struggles or her secret craving for the power that has always escaped her.