It was a perfect arrangement. Carolyn had already planned to accompany her husband to an academic conference in New Orleans - an event that meant visiting old college pals. So why not use the opportunity to write a story about Cajun cuisine? But just as she gets a taste of Creole, she gets a bite of crime . . .Her friend Julienne disappears at a dinner party. True, she had been fighting with her husband, but this only worries Carolyn more. Now, she has to put her taste-testing aside to search for answers - and the trail leads her right to an alligator swamp. Carolyn better act fast, because in these parts, it's eat of be eaten.