Mooning & brooding, mooning and brooding."" What ails the vibracious Margot de Sancerre? More than a New Orleans moon in this Carr-te Blanche potpourri of quadroon balls, ancient legends, voodoo queens, duels and death. Margot has evidently fallen under a spell, to the dismay of Tom Clayton; particularly since the night of the ball she disappears (impossibly) from a carriage just before the strange murder of Judge Rutherford. Old line vengeance from the past in a thriller--gris, bang.