Cuban voodoo, a vice lord, and a woman with power over death itself—Dr. Owen Orient picked a lethal time to visit Miami Cut off from his friends, students, and lover while on the run from the CIA and a powerful voodoo cult—just another day in the life of Dr. Owen Orient, psychic investigator. When the ink on his fake ID dries, Orient finds himself in sultry Miami working at a small pharmacy in a rundown neighborhood. He manages to stay under the radar until his boss turns up dead after refusing to sell his business to a syndicate headed by Cuban voodoo priest Mojo Pay. Orient has no choice but to investigate. Orient moves through a world of cocaine, sexual excess, dark voodoo rites, and occult murder in this riveting paranoir tale. The Priestess is an audacious new step forward in Frank Lauria’s genre-defying mix of horror, erotica, mystery, and thriller.