Murder in the Irish Channel

Gay New Orleans private investigator Chanse MacLeod is hired by a young cage fighter, in order to find his missing mother, a local activist battling the Catholic archdiocese that wants to close two local parish churches.

As Chanse gets into the seemingly-simple missing person investigation, he finds possible dangerous links to greedy real estate developers, family secrets and battles, corrupt church officials, dishonest fight promoters, and an affair that could turn deadly.

As seems to be his pattern in every case, he also discovers a possible witness has been murdered, which involves the N.O. police in the investigation.