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.