Jack Jayson is a private investigator in New Orleans in 1984. The city is rife with greed, corruption, and murder, and not even the police seem qualified to put a stop to the gangsters running the show. Jayson is happy to stay out of it—until a mysterious woman shows up at his office and he finds himself unable to deny her request.
Melissa Gianni’s husband was found dead, and everything points to a powerful underworld figure. The police turned her away, so she looks to Jayson for justice. She hires him to hunt down the villain who put her husband in the grave. Jayson has no idea, however, that his life is about to go haywire. The deeper he gets into the investigation, the more he realizes he has no one to turn to and no one to trust.
To Jayson, even the police commissioner is suspect. After a break in the case, Jayson realizes the murder of Melissa’s husband is related to the death of Jayson’s own brother. What began as a search for justice has become a bloody vendetta for this PI. His actions are amidst a gruesome gang war, and he’s about to make it worse. Or, for once, could the Crescent City find a little peace?