In a state where corruption is an art form, political outsider and talk radio host Remy Mistral has spent his entire career fighting for reform. The opportunity for him to finally make a difference has come, and his chance to get into the Governor's mansion is here. Only two things stand in his way . . . one is a killer and the other is a woman. Remy isn't sure which of the two is more dangerous. Dorothy Morgann Merlinn's father was assassinated in front of her ten years ago while making his bid for Governor of Louisiana. She's spent the time since running his financial empire and figuring out which of his many enemies has profited the most by his death. She's come back to Louisiana to catch the real villain and get her own life back, not the one she inherited from her father. All she needs now is a candidate to back with her substantial wealth, someone who will serve as unwitting bait in a dance where a single slip can lead to death . . . Award-winning novelist and screenwriter Pauline Baird Jones currently calls Texas home - after an 18-year sojourn in Louisiana. Pauline's been a fictional killer since the first Gulf War. "It's very cathartic," she asserts. "If someone annoys me, I just smile, then make plans to kill them in my next book."