Detective Reuben “Diego” Montoya is back in New Orleans. Thanks to years of working with the dark side of society, his youthful swagger is gone, replaced by straightforward determination. He’ll need it, because a serial killer is turning The Big Easy into his personal playground. His only lead is the ex-wife of one of the victims. Abby Chastain can help unlock the mystery – if only Montoya can get her to trust him enough to face the ghosts of her past.
For the past three months, Eve Renner has struggled to remember the night she was nearly killed and her lover, Cole Dennis, was tried for murder. Her shattered memory has helped Cole walk on murder charges just as a new series of killings begins. Somewhere in the decaying rooms of Our Lady of Virtues Hospital lies the key to a terrible crime – a crime that seems to lead to Eve herself. And the only man she can trust with the search is Cole, her former lover and, just possibly, a cold-blooded killer.
Twenty-seven-year-old Kristi Bentz is lucky to be alive. Not many people her age have nearly died twice at the hands of a serial killer. Her dad, New Orleans detective Rick Bentz, wants Kristi to stay in New Orleans and out of danger. But if anything, Kristi’s experiences have made her even more fascinated by the mind of the serial killer. She hasn’t given up her dream of being a true-crime writer - and now she just may get her chance.
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