It's the alley that haunts Railen Vost. Jesse Higgins was more than a childhood friend and business partner. She was the wildcat of Pukking, Mississippi, guardian of lost orphans, keeper of the cigarettes. She was family. Now, Jesse Higgins is a cold case. A blood stain in an alley. A fence slat in an evidence bag. She's her children's tears, her husband's hangover, and the voice in Railen's head.
For her killers, Jesse Higgins was simply the wrong target.