Barely after retiring as killers for the Cajun mob, Moses Holliday and Curio Phelonie saddle up and head to Moses' downtown of Odessa, Texas to avenge the brutal rape and beating of his son's mother at the hands of two members of a local Mexican cartel. The ramifications arising from their brutal bit of vengeance makes a mark both in their lives and in U.S history.
Freshly accepted into the Atchafalaya Mudbugs crime syndicate headed by the affable but brutal Fontenot brothers, lovers/assassins Curio Phelonie and Moses Holliday continue to ply their bloody trade across the South. Aroused before by the power of life at her fingertips, Curio begins to learn a truth that Moses always knew from experience...bad shit happens when you shoot guns at people.
Discovered to be working alongside their best hit man, Moses Holliday, the New Orleans mobsters, Bertrand and Pete Fontenot don't know exactly what to make of young Curio Phelonie. Against Pete's better judgement, his older brother Bertrand allows a trial employment for his friend Moses' young lover...one she passes with flying colors.