Life ain't so easy in the Big Easy. Peter settles into life in New Orleans, but peaceful days are fleeting as new evil threatens the French Quarter. A mysterious ailment forces people to commit crimes in their sleep. Has someone found the Book of the Practically Undead ? Legend states it has the power to turn innocent victims into obedient zombies; not quite living, not quite resting in peace. All that's needed is a new zombie master willing to walk the dark road, and in the Vieux Carr of 1930's New Orleans, wickedness is available for a price. As Peter investigates, he meets opposition from both the local police and the League of Professional Shamans. To cross the League means banishment for Peter and the end of his life in New Orleans as a budding shaman. On top of that, an old flame of Amelie's reenters her life. With all these distractions, how will Peter protect the good folk of the French Quarter when evil runs amok? Even with magic, Peter's life ain't easy in the Big Easy. Zombie nuns, voodoo curses, and working up the nerve to ask Amelie on a first date. Which will strike the most fear in the heart of the intrepid young shaman?