In the small town of Goose Bend, PA, people don't forget -- especially something as sensational as 12-year-old Jacob Gillis burning down the town. Nineteen years later, Jacob returns, hoping for redemption. Instead, he finds himself enmeshed in a murder investigation. The prosecutor, taking advantage of Jacob's involvement with the victim's sister-in-law, threatens Jacob with loss of career and reputation if he doesn't play by his rules. Only by outwitting the prosecutor can Jacob save his future.