Jonas Piedmont Beaumont has had it rough all his life.
Raised by his hardworking, unmarried mother and disowned
as a youth by his grandparents, he learned at a very early
age how cruel life can be. Two marriages, a treacherous
battle with the bottle, assorted midlife and moral
dilemmas, and a few decades as a homicide detective
haven't convinced him otherwise. When Beau and his new
partner Sue Danielson are assigned the murder of an
elderly woman torched to death in her bed, Beau finds
himself distracted by Sue's difficulties at home.
Distraction soon turns to terror as Beau and Sue find
themselves caught up in a series of events that will leave
them and their carefully constructed investigation
shattered. For Beau, nothing will ever be the same again.