Narcisse Desamours is an ex-convict and an ex-bokor, emphasis on the ex, who just wants to go back to his regular life. Problem is, nobody will let him. Not the police, who like him for the hammer-murder of teenaged Teenie Belno, favorite of the loa Erzuli. Not the murdered girl’s father, who gives him a tune-up with a baseball bat. Not the Mob's court sorcerer, who wants him out of town. They all think he’s the bad man he used to be. Unfortunately for them, they’re right. And he’s ready to tear the city apart, brick by brick, to set things straight.