Live Corp. is a hedge fund seeking niche markets in evil. They seek a Druid who can be put on the path of evil and read stock market trends.
Connor is a young, successful, conservative tax accountant. His life changes when a short man in a leprechaun suit seeks his tax assistance in the matter of gold mines.
Conned into visiting Ireland, Connor meets the beautiful Megan and her attractive witch of a mother, Morag. He is ritually murdered, suffocated, kidnapped, and revived.
On his return to New York, he is in the power of the Live Corporation hedge fund seeking niche markets in evil. They require, as part of his management development, that he recover 50 million dollars from the son of an African dictator. In addition, he is required to provide cremated remains of 10 happy people so he can complete a ceremony to become an evil Druid.
Megan reveals she is madly in love with Connor, and Megan's attractive mother wonders why if he won't sleep with her daughter, he won't try her.
How will Connor cope with all this disruption to his normally peaceful life?
Humor, myth, and adventure combine as the story mixes Irish folklore and modern-day New York. The mix of this mythological Irish background with contemporary American life is one of the novel’s strengths and provides many instances of humor and contrast. The tone balances seriousness with something altogether quicker and more irreverent as the novel progresses, keeping the story modern and the listener interested.