When Irish stumbles across Florence who appears ready to commit suicide, he enters a dark conspiracy. Seeking to prove his new client is sane, Ray unleashes a series of increasingly terrible events. Soon, the police accuse Ray of killing his lawyer after Florence disappears. Like a bull in a china shop, Irish saves his client from certain death. However, the shamus finds the dark secrets of others leaves him even more cynical about trusting people. Blood sacrifices and seemingly random murders put the citizens of Oyster City on edge. As Andras, in the guise of Peter Smyth asserts his control over his pool of demon followers, he joins forces with a notorious gangster, Jacobi. One cult member confides her fears to Catherine Bennett as the demon's followers begin to have doubts about their role in the new world. Returning to Oyster City, Irish must confront Jacobi in a deadly battle that changes his life and those closest to him.