Lew Griffin has quit the detective business and withdrawn to the safety of his old home in New Orleans' Garden District, where he copes with his past by transforming it into fiction. But following the death of a close friend, he returns to the streets, not only the urban ones he has conquered but also those of the rural South that he escaped long ago, to search for the runaway daughter he didn't know his friend had.
Sallis, James, 1944- Lew Griffin mystery.
Griffin, Lew (Fictitious character) -- Fiction.
New Orleans (La.) -- Fiction.
Police -- Louisiana -- New Orleans -- Fiction.
Runaway children -- Fiction.
Southern States -- Fiction.