is the gripping story of a clergy abuse cover-up told from the inside. . . . Thomas Zigal has also delivered a spiritual thriller . . . that pulls the reader in a powerful narrative tide swirling with mysteries of guilt and doubt, faith and betrayal, that carries the reader toward the startling conclusion.” -- Jason Berry, author of Lead Us Not Into Temptation: Catholic Priests and the Sexual Abuse of Children
"Thomas Zigal has entered New Orleans' heart of darkness after Katrina. His story is brave, frightening, and so dramatic that at times you have to get up and walk around the room."
--Jan Reid, author of The Bullet Meant for Me
Blackmail, an elite secret society in New Orleans, and a white supremacist running for governor of Louisiana are the main ingredients in this Southern crawfish boil of a novel.
"This is a terrifically strong and wonderfully humane new voice in crime fiction."
--James Crumley, author of The Last Good Kiss
"A deftly plotted mystery...intricate and ingenious.... Zigal tells a provocative and compelling story."
--Dallas Morning News
"Kurt Muller remains one of the most interesting characters on the American mystery scene."
--Scott Turow, author of Presumed Innocent