A dead government official leads a dogged agent deep into the underbelly of the BayouMaxwell Carter had the perfect racket going. Working as a fingerprint analyst near Washington, DC, Carter would contact the suspected perpetrator whenever he found a matching print for an old crime. Then, for a certain fee, he would forget what he had found. A dubious yet profitable schemethat is, until Carter got on the wrong side of some very dangerous men.When Special Agent Johnny Harrison finds Carter dead, tied up in a pool of his own blood, it doesn't take long to find the killer: a murderer of children who works on the Mississippi. To solve the case, Harrison must go deep undercover into the seamiest parts of the Big Easy. As Harrison comes closer to his answers, he uncovers a secret that could destroy New Orleansif it doesn't destroy him first.