Like the South where he was born, Gideon Page is haunted by the past. Offered a shot at redemption and revenge, he returns to his hometown of Bear Creek, Arkansas, to defend a man accused of a contract killing--hired by none other than the wealthy landowner who once destroyed Gideon's own family. Yet as the case unfolds, Gideon finds it's more complicated and dangerous than he'd imagined. In a world of old hatreds, lost loves, and crumbling family myths, Gideon is caught between his professional instincts and his personal desires. Now, he must make the most painful choice of his life, to settle an old score...or let a killer go free.