It is 1994 and New Orleans is the Murder Capitol of the United States. It is late summer, and the air is heavy with humidity, perfume, and portent. The 82nd Airborne awaits orders to once again liberate Haiti from a CIA-trained cadre, this time those who ousted Jean-Bertrand Aristide, the democratically elected President of the country. A young Haitian-trained Voodou priestess, Taya DuChamps is murdered in New Orleans. Her Catholic teenaged daughter Layla is unexpectedly abducted to Haiti. Amidst this escalating chaos, Taya’s family and friends must put aside their personal grief and prejudices to attempt to rescue Layla before the entire country succumbs to anarchy. Set against the magical and dangerous backdrops of the most interesting of Caribbean nations and the most Caribbean city in the United States, Papa Legba’s Steadfast Daughter is an inquiry into what constitutes belief and how women have managed to survive against incredible odds.