Inside the Big Dig tunnel beneath the streets of Boston, a roof collapse kills an innocent motorist and suddenly questions are being asked: Was the construction shoddy? Did the unions cut corners? Were Boston's politicians all paid off to look the other way?
Tom Pyle, owner of the huge construction firm that built the tunnel, knows he's in trouble. So he hires a rough-and-tumble, no-nonsense manager in Jack Dunne to come in and try to save the company.
The threads Dunne begins to pull all seem to lead right back to Pyle's own exclusive Cape Cod oceanfront neighborhood, a place called Serpent Point. Living there, in gated luxury, are several who had some kind of role in the Big Dig project: the famous senator gearing up for his own presidential run; a wealthy retired musician and impresario with strange tastes; and the head of one of New England's most powerful crime families whose main concern is keeping tabs on his own sixteen-year-old daughter. And is Dunne trying to save the company, or take it over for himself?
Author Caleb Clarke has created a story for our time, and it's located on Serpent Point.