First book of the Ray Irish Occult Suspense Mysteries!
In the months following World War II, Ray Irish trying to drown the memories of pain and carnage with bottles of whiskey. When Irish drifts into a dying city nestled along the Chesapeake Bay, he finds corrupt town ran by a political machine. A chance encounter in a back alley gives him an unanticipated job as a private detective. Paired with a conniving woman photographer named Cat, Irish descends into a world of grifters, racketeers, and cops on the take. He quickly discovers his new home has a thinly polished veneer that barely conceals a history of murderous deception. Soon, gangster thugs are gunning for him and a married woman becomes his key to a masked blood cult involved in human sacrifice. Ray will need the luck of the Irish to survive in a city that hates outsiders.