Retired Air Force OSI agent Greg McKenzie never imagined a 90-year-old car could cause such destruction, until he took on a case involving Nashville's defunct Marathon Motor Works. When Pis Greg and his wife Jill look into a potential murder case so cold it's frigid, they face a present day conspiracy filled with chicanery in circles of power and chaos created by a frenzied killer. A stash of yellowed records found during restoration of the abandoned Marathon buildings vanishes as the construction forman who had them is murdered. The McKenzies' clients believe the records would shed light on the fate of a Marathon officer who disappeared in 1914. He was accused of embezzelment and later found dead. More murders occur, appearing aimed at suppressing the secret behind the missing records. It's a tale of greed, misplaced pride, family loyalty and the unpredictable violence of an irrational mind.