Rex Randolph discovers his partner has died, the police dismiss the case as a simple suicide, but Randolph is convinced far more is at stake. Working his way through the social elite of Pelican Bay he does uncover a truth no one expected and picks up a new partner for his business along the way.
Rex gets a strange note care of his office assistance requesting he come out to an old run down plantation house. It becomes obvious very quickly something is very wrong at the house especially when former employees turn up dead.
Cal is asked by a young lady, Cindy Roberts to investigate how her previous lover Kip Kiley had been released early from jail and refuses to have anything to do with her. What Cal discovers is far more complex and involves the whole existence of the club scene on Bourbon Street.
Cal gets a note from a man living deep in the bayou. Just getting to meet the man creates challenges and a string of strange encounters with the inhabitants of the local town. Once he meets the man he is told a story that leads to possible fatal circumstances.
Rex is called in when a famous painting "The Lenore" is stolen from a local art gallery. His expertise and cunning are required when a mysterious woman approaches the gallery with an offer to return the painting.