Dave Robicheaux, an ex-cop, lives in New Iberia, Louisiana. His wife was murdered by an unknown killer one year ago. Dave lives with an adopted Indian child named Alafair. He owns a bait shop and so far, has a clean record. One night he decides to go for coffee at a local cafe. He meets an old friend,who use to be a country singer, named Dixie Lee Pugh. While talking to him, he finds that Dixie has been into some trouble. After being acused of killing a young man, his house burns down along with his wife. People think that it was Dixie who killed those people but he knows who it really was. Two bad men named Harry Mapes and John Vidrine. Dave decides to help out an old friend so one night, he shows at Mapes and Vidrines hotel room. When Dave begins asking questions, they get suspicious and there is a scuffle. In the end of the scuffle, one man turns out dead. That man is Vidrine. Dave is being accused for the murder and Mapes is the only person to testify against him. If Dave can prove that it was Mapes who had killed those people in Montana before his trial, he'll be let off.So Dave moves to Montana with his little girl, and soon gets into more trouble when he makes the wrong accusations.
This is a great book. This book is a compelling mystery and I can't tell you any more about the book or else it'll give it away. So read the book to find out who killed who and if Dave gets let off the hook.