Whit Pynchon, the D.A.'s top cop (and bane of the town's police force) is back on another murder case, more heinous than any he can remember. Dogging his footsteps is Annie Tyson-Tyree, local crime reporter and Whit's lover as well, determined to report the story even at the cost of her job.
A young girl brutally murdered, her pregnant mother blasted into a coma. Why was the woman silenced? What did she know? If the mother doesn't regain consciousness, the answers will die with her.
More than a horrifying crime, more than a classic puzzle begging to be solved, news of the double shooting spreads to neighboring states--and confronts one young girl, an innocent bystander, with a dangerous choice that will rob her of that innocence forever.