A brutal legacy of cruelty and hate is awakened in the bayou.
When Sonny Boy Marsallus returns to New Iberia after fleeing to avoid the wrath of the powerful Giacana family, his old troubles soon follow. Meanwhile, Dave Robicheaux becomes entangled in the affairs of the Fontenot family, descendants of sharecroppers whose matriarch helped raise Dave as a child. They are in danger of losing the land they’ve lived on for more than a century.
As Dave tries to discover who wants the land so badly, he finds himself in increasing peril from a lethal, rag tag alliance of local mobsters—and a hired assassin with a shady past. And when a seemingly innocent woman is brutally murdered, all roads intersect, and Sonny Boy is in the middle.
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