With his longtime friend, the boozing and womanizing Clete Purcel, Robicheaux treads among land mines of injustice, mob payoffs, and deadly secrets, all the while guessing: When an old friend, Father Jimmie Dolan, is brutally attacked in New Orleans, Robicheaux knows he has to return there to investigate, visiting old ghosts and exposing old wounds. Another theft police are looking into occurred June 14 , when a woman reported her silver BMW i sedan stolen in the block of Poydras Street The woman told police that around 3: The trouble continues when Father Jimmie asks Robicheaux to help investigate the presence of a toxic landfill near St. A man -- wearing only a hospital gown and yellow socks -- then entered the vehicle before fleeing the area. Resurrecting the truth about the mysterious Miss Durbin will plunge Robicheaux into the insidious machinations of New Orleans' wealthiest family, into a complex love affair of his own, and into hot pursuit of a ruthless killer expanding his territory beyond the Big Easy at a frightening pace. But while placating a town on fire for swift revenge, Robicheaux must face his own demons in the form of Legion Guidry, a diabolical figure whose hardcore brand of violence left Robicheaux humiliated and addicted to painkillers. But a dying man's confession forces Robicheaux to raise new questions about a decades-old mystery with a missing woman at its heart. The first took place on June 7 in the block of Prentiss Avenue , according to police, where a victim reported that around 7: Yet another theft was reported June 16 in the block of Behrman Avenue. The victim complied and the suspect fled, according to police. Detectives believe the Land Rover has since been used in several recent vehicle burglaries, and that the victim's keys were used in its theft. She reported the license plate number to be RCR and the plate's registration as the state of Georgia Police are also investigating a theft reported the next day, June 15 , in the block of Esplanade Avenue , where police said a vehicle was left with the engine idling while parked at a Discount Zone gas station. Monday morning , according to police. James Parish, which in turn leads to a search for the truth behind the disappearance many years before of a legendary blues musician and composer.