Itís a demon-eat-demon world for Nick Gautier. Just when he thinks heís finally gotten a handle on how not to take over the world and destroy it, Death returns with an all-star cast that is determined to end the Malachai reign and lineage forever. Worse? Death and War have found the one, true enemy Nick canít find, and even if he did, itís one he could never bring himself to banish or kill.
Now framed for murders he hasnít committed, and surrounded by new friends who might be turncoats, Nick is learning fast how his father went down in flames.
The heat in New Orleans is rising fast, and Nickís threat-level has gone into a whole new level of intensity. Heís learning fast that when War and Death decide to battle, they donít take prisoners. The donít negotiate. And theyíre both immune to his biting sarcasm and Cajun charm. To win this, he will have to embrace a new set of powers, but one wrong step, and he will belong to the side of Darkness, forever.