A series of brutal, unsolved murders of young women shocks and terrifies modern-day Louisiana. The mystery is magnified by bizarre findings at the murder scenes in New Orleans and its surrounding bayous. The murders perplex the highly trained police professionals involved, including the FBI's violent crimes unit.
Virtually no solid clues are left by the murderer, including his curiously not showing up on security cameras while some of his victims are.
Talented and insightful Private Investigator Jeremy Hale and his new assistant, criminal profiler Monica Sauvé, are asked to join a demoralized New Orleans investigation team desperate to find the perpetrator. The victim toll mounts alarmingly, and the murderer is increasingly daring.
Both Jeremy and Monica come into this investigation with unfinished business in their personal lives that they need to face and resolve. Jeremy must confront a childhood tragedy that has coloured his life. Monica must contend with a strange prophecy that her very survival will someday depend on her carrying out an important mission within herself.
The story takes you along on many unexpected, challenging twists and turns, with scenes ranging from the S&M club spots off Bourbon Street to a mysterious old mansion on a former slave plantation near the alligator-infested bayous. During the investigation, the PIs discover a shocking, dark secret deep in the history of Louisiana. Will they also discover deeper levels of themselves and their relationship?
This book is much more than a unique tale of unbridled murdering and clever sleuthing. It is also a timeless story of the struggle for personal and spiritual growth, endurance, courage, and the willingness to be open to other perspectives on reality.