When journalist Alan Rudberg investigates his father’s death, he encounters a conspiracy of silence. Law officers in the rural North Florida community treat his passing as an accident, but the facts suggest something deeper. Rudberg’s father was investigating a six-decade-old civil rights slaying. When he takes up the investigation, he encounters resistance from every quarter.
Why was this old, forgotten murder twice shuttered? Who is still threatened by the slaying sixty years later? Why is a candidate for the nation’s highest court trying to block the journalist’s probe?
Rudberg’s quest to learn the truth unearths a family secret that dramatically alters his life. Someone is following his every move. A spy is undermining his work. As the community closes ranks to derail his investigation, will Rudberg solve these intertwined mysteries or will they cost him his career … and his life?