Clutching the shards of his shattered life, Cajun detective Dave Robicheaux has rejoined the New lberia police force.
His partner is dead—slain during a condemned prisoner's bloody flight to freedom that left Robicheaux critically wounded . . . and reawakened the ghost of his haunted, violent past.
Now he's trailing a killer into the sordid heat of the Big Easy, caught up in the lethal undercurrents of a mob double-cross as he confronts his most dangerous enemy—himself . . .
Cajun police detective Dave Robicheaux knows the Sonnier family of New Iberia--their connections to the CIA, the mob and to a former Klansman now running for state office. And he knows their dark and murky past. Now an assassination attempt has drawn Robicheaux into the Sonniers' web of madness, murder, and incest.