On the heels of her sophomore outing The Devil in Her Way, Maureen Coughlin is a bona fide New Orleans cop, and with her training days behind her, she likes to think she's getting the lay of the land. Then a mysterious corpse leads to more questions than answers, and a late-night traffic stop goes very wrong. The fallout leaves Maureen contending with friends who are not what they seem, fraying loyalties, cop-hating enemies, and a murderous new nemesis, all while she tries to navigate a city and a police department polluted by dysfunction and corruption.
"[Bill] Loehfelm has created a wonderfully flawed heroine in Coughlin.... [His] love for New Orleans is evident in his descriptions, from the greasy spoon the cops favor for gumbo to the rollicking frat bars of the French Quarter. Dialogue doesn't get much snappier…. This series just keeps getting better." —Kirkus Reviews (starred)