While attempting to clear her husband of a murder charge, artist Ann Marcel enters the shadowy world of New Orlean’s erotic clubs and after-hours jazz joints, where she meets a ruggedly seductive man who tells her lies and secrets.
I didn’t do it. Those are the words Ann Marcel’s ex-husband, Jon, mutters the day he staggers through her front door, covered in blood. Five years after their divorce, Ann and Jon remain good friends, still living in Jon’s beloved New Orleans hometown. But her relationship to both is about to take a life-changing turn. Because Jon is charged with murdering a stripper. And to save him, Ann will have to immerse herself in the darkest corners of the Big Easy, searching its erotic clubs and seamy jazz spots for clues.
To complicate matters, there’s the magnetic lieutenant determined to bring Jon to justice. Ann can’t seem to throw him off her trail–or out of her dreams. But despite that troubling distraction, Ann has bigger concerns. Soon, she’s not only embroiled in a fight for Jon’s freedom, but for her own life…