It's a cold Cleveland November day when forensic trace evidence expert Evelyn James is summoned to the scene of a bizarre crime. A young woman has been forcibly drowned, her feet chained and sunk in cement. When a second young victim is connected to a prominent family, all hell breaks loose, and the police, and Evelyn, are up against it to find the murderer. Evelyn just wants to get the job done but is pulled into a web of conflicting loyalties, unexpected relationships, and professional betrayal.
Sheriff Carley Matheson had her hands full: A 16-year-old unsolved murder and a strong hunch that the killer had resurfaced and struck again. As if things couldn’t get any worse, the Texas Rangers had sent Sloan McKinney - the one man she’d always tried to keep at a distance - to spearhead the investigation. Now the only way to keep the citizens of Justice, Texas, safe - and solve two connected crimes - was to join forces. But someone resented Carley and Sloan digging up the past, and before long two of Texas’s finest found themselves caught in the crosshairs of a murderer.