Detective Rick Baptiste moved to Bayou Black, Louisiana to get away from the senseless violence that plagued N’Awlins. After years of working homicide, Detective Baptiste has personally witnessed how truly twisted the human mind can be. Now that same evil seems to have infiltrated Bayou Black.
At first it was just reports of missing young women. Now with the discovery of a body, he is convinced they are dealing with a killer who has no intentions of stopping.
Who among the citizens of Bayou Black could be doing this? The deaths of these young women are much later than when they were reported missing. Where are they being held? What makes him kill them after a certain period of time?
And to make matters worse for Detective Baptiste, Assistant District Attorney Kathryn Bryant is making demands on the case. The woman is just as headstrong as she is beautiful. In his mind that's a dangerous combination.