Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Date: August 2002
Duration: 4 hours 55 minutes
At the historically black college of Dillard University in the mystical city of New Orleans, Leslie Beaudet--the second of three children and the oldest daughter of a Haitian immigrant father and a Black Indian mother--held many secrets from her college peers. Dark, beautiful, wide-eyed, and intelligent, Leslie was a native of New Orleans, who had experienced far more than she would ever be willing to share.
In the eyes of her father, Leslie was a princess who had always deserved more than the broken dreams of poverty. To her mother, she was a source of pride and strength and a reason to carry on. To her younger sister, already a mother of two before dropping out of high school, she was a sympathetic ear and an understanding babysitter. To her older brother, she was a victim. And to her college peers and teachers, Leslie Beuadet was a silent saint: determined, resourceful, most likely to succeed.
But when the links of a chain of New Orleans murders all point in Leslie's direction, it becomes clear that none of these people has understood her personal struggles or her secret craving for the power that has always seemed elusive to her. Until now, when it's too late to stop her.
This compulsively readable urban horror story is bound to become another bestselling, beloved classic by Omar Tyree.