It was stolen from a New Orleans grave â€“ the centuries-old
bust of an evil man, a demonic man. Itâ€™s an object desired
by collectors â€“ and by those with wickedness in their
hearts. One day, its current owner shows up at Danni
Caffertyâ€™s antiques shop on Royal Street, the shop she
inherited from her father. But before Danni can buy the
statue, it disappears, the owner is found deadâ€¦and Danni
discovers that sheâ€™s inherited much more than she realized.
In the store is a book filled with secret writing:
instructions for defeating evil entities. Sheâ€™d dismissed it
as a curiosityâ€¦until the arrival of this statue, with its
long history of evil and even longer trail of death. Michael
Quinn, former cop and now private investigator, is a man
with an unusual past. He believes that doing the right thing
isnâ€™t a job â€“ itâ€™s a way of life. And the right thing to do
is find and destroy this object weighted with malevolent
powers. He and Danni are drawn together in their search for
the missing statue, following it through sultry New Orleans
nights to hidden places in the French Quarter and secret
ceremonies on abandoned plantations. Cafferty and Quinn
already know that trust in others can be misplaced, that
love can be temporary. And yet their connection is primal.
Mesmerizing. They also know that their story wonâ€™t end when
this case is closed and the dead rest in peace once again.