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 . . ."