Hunter Kincaid's South Florida vacation is cut short when she and friends John Quick and Randall Ishtee barely avoid being rammed by a rusty freighter filled with undocumented Haitians. Hunter sees the ship's Captain leave the vessel and she gives chase. He stops before getting in a car and looks at her. His eyes are like bullet holes. She is assigned on detail to Florida to investigate. Things quickly go wrong. The first witness dies in front of Hunter, and Haitians say it is a vodou curse. The trail grows more eerie as other mutilated bodies are found, murdered in vodou rituals. John and Randall join in the investigation. Something else is whispered in Little Haiti: the disbanded Haitian police, the dreaded Tonton Macoute, are in Florida, and are involved. A looming hurricane approaches while Hunter, John, and Randall are enmeshed in a series of violent events that swirl over them like the powerful winds now coming ashore, and they soon find themselves fighting for survival in a world of storms, black magic, and the darkest places in the human heart.