* COMING October 17, 2023 *
Amid the infection of urban decay and fatuous political causes, mischief looms in the New Orleans neighborhood of Gentilly Terrace. A newly elected tax assessor burdened with gambling debts and childcare payments named Jerry Sonthonax is in desperate need of cash. After receiving a tip that a family-owned Vietnamese grocery store is running an illegal lottery, Jerry sees an opportunity for financial salvation and enlists the services of an shady political insider to teach him the gentle art of extortion.
Meanwhile, FBI Agent Margot Hoang finds herself increasingly smitten with a local police officer, even as she is assigned to surveil the same lottery-running grocery store that is thriving in her childhood neighborhood.
And Lecky Calloway, a henpecked middle-aged lawyer married to the wealthy scion of an old New Orleans family, determines that he's ready to experiment with his suppressed sexuality while trying to support his daughter as she undergoes addiction recovery.
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