From New York Times best seller Heather Graham...It's winter and a chill has settled over the area near New Orleans. Finding a stream of blood, a tourist follows it to a dead man, face down in the bayou. The man has been done in by a vicious beating, so violent that his skull has been crushed in. It's barely a day before a second victim is found...once again so badly thrashed that the water runs red. The city becomes riddled with fear. An old family friend comes to Danni Cafferty, telling her that he's terrified, he's certain that he's received a message from the Blood Bayou killer - It's your turn to pay, blood on the bayou. Cafferty and Quinn quickly become involved, and - as they all begin to realize that a gruesome local history is being repeated - they find themselves in a fight to save not just a friend, but, perhaps, their very own lives.