Dixon Sinclair arrives in Jexville, Mississippi, the town
of her forebears, to find solace, stop drinking, and
rebuild her life after her fatherâ€™s murder. As the new
publisher of the weekly newspaper and a second-generation
journalist, sheâ€™s determined to ignite the political will
of the townspeople and expose the corruption of the old
guard. She forms an uneasy partnership with Sheriff J.D.
Horton, another prodigal son returned hoping to find peace
and a sense of fulfillment by keeping his town safe. Then
two teenage girls disappear from a sandbar on the swift-
moving Pascagoula River, and fears surface that evil lurks
in the depths of the swamplandâ€”an evil consumed with rage
against betrayal and an insatiable desire for vengeance.
Suspicions fall on a mysterious transient, a young man
running from a violent past in the Catholic Church of
Mexico. Yet J.D. and Dixon discover that many there in
Jexville have been betrayed, innocents suffering the sins
of the fathers. Now they must find out who is willing to
kill for revenge.