Investigative journalist and New Orleans native Jason Berry's debut novel takes an unflinching look at Louisiana politics and unravels the mysterious death of Governor Rex LaSalle. Travel through a corrupt and vibrant political culture and lurk beneath the intrigue of the lasting damage caused by gulf coast oil brokers. Author Robert Olen Butler says that "this novel is not only a richly enjoyable read but an essential one."
The clever book jacket folds open to reveal a poster featuring cover art by Leslie Staub. Hardcover, includes sewn-in bookmark.