Jack Flynn died on a Klan cross years ago but Dave Robicheaux has never forgotten it. Nor have Flynn’s two children. When they get mixed up with the case of a small time hustler named Cool Breeze Broussard, Robicheaux can’t see why.
As the Flynn find themselves deper and deeper in trouble, Robicheaux finds himself trying to keep Coll Breeze alive. Something ties Breeze to the Flynns and all three of them to local plantation magnate Archer Terrebonne. Whatever that something is, it’s now poisoning all of their lives, bringing death in its wake.