A short story set in the world of Adrian's critically acclaimed Hoodoo novels, Black Dust Mambo and Black Heat Loa, and featuring Gabrielle LaRue and Devlin Daniels from those books. It is not necessary to read the novels in order to enjoy the story.
Deep in the bayou, justice comes in many forms.
When Cass finds her partner lying on the floor of their New Orleans tattoo shop in a pool of blood, the world as she knows it ends. Alex, her ink-slinging Michelangelo, lies in the hospital comatose, perhaps permanently.
Lacking faith in the police and their ability to find whoever shot Alex, Cass puts the word out that she's seeking justice, justice she will willingly pay for.
When a Voodoo mambo offers the services of her mysterious godson, Cass finds herself stepping into a dark, deadly world, one that she may not walk out of again intact.
"Phoenix is a beautiful storyteller--her prose flows like poetry."
--Explorations: the BN SciFi & Fantasy Blog
Adrian Phoenix is the acclaimed author of two urban fantasy series--The Maker's Song books (A Rush of Wings, In the Blood, Beneath the Skin, Etched in Bone) and the Hoodoo books (Black Dust Mambo, Black Heart Loa).