On the day of her debutante ball, Rosemarie Kuhn is heralded at The Next Great Lady of New Orleans. Despite her love for the lowborn private detective Michael Hennessy, she is betrothed to marry General George C. Boas. With her family's income in jeopardy, her home is turned into a casino for high class patrons funded by the first families who brought The Mafia to the United States. As her love for detective Michael Hennessy grows, she is torn between her desire for him and the promise she made to her dying mother.
Enter a world of gunslingers, gamblers, lovers, and mob bosses in this tale which depicts Victorian New Orleans in all of its picturesque and perilous glory.