Jackie Estacado has an Achilles Heel: his love for a woman long since murdered by his Uncle Frankie. Jenny's specter still reaches out from the grave to haunt him. Now working under the iron rule of Frankie's Cousin Paulie, Jackie sets about dismantling Paulie's opponents, destroying the last vestiges of the old ways he had tried to protect. And the Darkness watches him take apart what he had sworn to protect with barely disguised glee. There's no escape from the madness, no one to turn to for help... or is there?