In a search for a young woman's past PI Elvis Cole discovers far more than he expected . . . Hired to uncover the past of Jodi Taylor, an actress in a hit TV show, Elvis leaves his native Los Angeles to head for Louisiana in search of Jodi's biological parents. But before he can tackle the mystery of the actress's background, he is up against a whole host of eccentrics, including a crazed Raid-spraying housewife, a Cajun thug who looks like he's been made out of spare parts, and a menacing hundred-year-old river turtle named Luther.
As Elvis learns about the enigmatic actress's origins, he also discovers the real reason he's been sent to Louisiana . . .