Olympe is accused of poisoning young Isaak Jumon at the behest of his wife, Celie. Isaak's body has never been found, and both suspects swear to their innocence. But authorities have the testimony of Isaak's brother, Antoine, to back their claims. In a hazy account, Antoine says he was led by a stranger to an empty house, where he witnessed the dying Isaak utter his last, incriminating words. The Guards have only a shadow of a case. But Olympe and Celie are both women of color, whose chances of justice are slim. And Olympe, a known devotee of the voodoo gods, is soon cast into a sweltering jailhouse tainted with deadly fever.
- Hardback | 315 pages
- 154.94 x 231.14 x 30.48mm | 612.35g
- 01 Jul 1999
- Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group Inc
- Bantam USA
- New York, United States
- Illustrations, unspecified