Si Reardon knows nobody wants to hire an ex-cop fresh out of prison unless it’s for a job nobody wants. His only offer’s from Rose Cantor, an elegant and beautiful “special counsel” who just wants him to take a meeting. Her clients, Grace and Adam Holst, are asking for extreme justice. A very bad man named Valentine Alexeeva, a criminal on the rise, once ordered the deaths of their young daughters over a business deal gone wrong.
Alexeeva covered his tracks well. Now he’s still deadly but cultivating a classy façade and making friends in high places. Si would like to say no, but he has a daughter of his own who’s in danger, and he needs money fast. Dealing with Alexeeva means jeopardizing everything and drawing on contacts Si met in lockup plus The McCluskeys, a pair of weird bayou-dwelling brothers with a few nefarious enterprises of their own. And Si knows no job is ever as simple as it looks.
He soon finds himself embroiled in a game with Alexeeva and his brutal minions, a game that could earn Si a bit of redemption or cost him his freedom or his life.