In January 2007, the future of New Orleans is still in doubt. Funding for rebuilding real estate is scarce until the Federal government creates new financing programs to restore the City, veneering the legislation with instructions to the FBI to keep a close eye on the money. But the public-spirited motives of Reverend Clarence Washington of Gethsemane Baptist Church are threatened by the greed of others who see only the profit potential or some personal or political advantage in the federal largesse.
For banker and Louisiana native Clint Johnson, the situation offers the hope of redemption from serious lapses in judgment committed under the pressure of debts created by the needs of an autistic daughter.
For wealthy developer Joe Pacello, the financing can provide a way out of a loan he was forced to take from the vicious local Mob boss.
For the City’s mayor, Hypolite Juneau, reelection will be assured if he can claim credit for starting the City’s rejuvenation.
Finally, a beautiful Creole woman, Tonya Whittington, has returned to her native city to help promote the recovery, but what is the truth behind her mission?
These characters clash in an imbroglio of greed and corruption as the seamy side of Louisiana politics looms over New Orleans.