Engaged in a hard-fought election against her own chief deputy, Jill finds herself faced with the first murder in rural Cumberland, Nevada, in over a decade. The bludgeoned body of Nora Corbitt dredges up a past that more than one person in town would do anything to keep secret.
Like Hal Taylor. Hal's car dealerships put Cumberland on the map. Hal's son had a history with Nora, a history that Hal paid good money to keep under wraps.
Like Aaron Sanford. Aaron buddied around with Hal Taylor's son in high school. That friendship - and what happened with Nora Corbitt - ruined his life.
The good old boys in Cumberland, Jill's chief deputy among them, would like nothing better than to see Jill fail. But the justice system failed Nora Corbitt once before. Jill's not about to let it happen again. Even if it's the last thing she does as sheriff.