A city councilman is found dead in the Mississippi River. The case is tied to a prostitute connected to both the councilman and a Latino gang leader terrorizing the few remaining residents of the near-deserted section of New Orleans East.
Boulet and Cobb respond to reports of a shooting during a church service. Boulet was a former parishioner at the church, and the investigation exposes some bad blood between him and the church's pastor.
Boulet and Cobb are forced to have a newspaper reporter from New York City tag along on their shift, as they try to find out who killed a man who accidentally witnessed a murder and threatened to talk.