From the cover:
The Cuban assassin lowers the sights catching his target and squeezes the trigger. Sounds of New Orleans and the Mississippi fold over the echo as the assassin disappears anxious to collect his fee.
Maria Bienville attends a Memphis society wedding to seduce Battle Lee Sumnar. Her life as heir to the wealthy founders of New Orleans masks her role as leader of a cocaine gang smuggling drugs to Memphis.
Maria plans to use Battle and his SWAT Team clients to escape the drug business but realizes, perhaps too late, the true motives of Battle Sumnar. From the opening sentence to the frightening ending, Battle and Maria never know the truth about each other or themselves.