When a middle-aged nun unexpectedly recalls the grisly details of an unsolved murder she witnessed as a child, Special Homicide Investigation Team member J. P. Beaumont gets the case. The investigation brings him close to a band of powerful coconspirators who are willing to go to any lengths to keep their deadly secrets under wrap. It will take all of Beau's wits to find answers-and outlive his prey. But the detective is distracted when his former partner, Ron Peters-caught in a bitter custody battle-becomes the prime suspect after his ex-wife is viciously gunned down. Faced with personal conflicts and shocking surprises, Beaumont must struggle to solve one of his most baffling and dangerous cases yet.