Too many people with secrets. Morgan Lee knew who they were and what they wanted to hide. That s probably why he s dead. - Ageing Indianapolis private detective Deets Shanahan is asked by an old enemy to investigate a murder one to which his old adversary could be linked. He says no, but Howie Cross, Shanahan s sometime partner, takes the case and finds links to the crime in lush and decadent New Orleans, where he looks for something anything that will shed light on the case. "