In this daring and suspenseful thriller, the first in Bellomo's "Louie Morelli" series, New Orleans Realtor, Robert Fontenay, falls in love with the mobster's exotic mistress. Not everyone in New Orleans believes that the black magic Mercedes Glapion practices in her French Quarter voodoo shop is effective, but within days of meeting Mercedes and her eccentric little girl, Robert Fontenay's life is turned upside down. Robert breaks his engagement to his longtime sweetheart, becomes an unwitting participant in the "accidental" death of a corrupt politician, and earns the enmity of crime boss, Louie Morelli. When federal agents show up on his doorstep, Robert find himself caught between the mob and FBI. He is expected to spy on his lover, but Louie is one step ahead of the feds, and he makes Robert an offer he can't refuse.