When one of Chief Pete Adams' first murder convictions is overturned, he and County Detective Wayne Baronick are assigned to reinvestigate the case. As new theories about the murder surface, Pete begins to question not only the original suspect's guilt, but his own investigative skills from the days when he first took over the Vance Township Police Department.
Did Pete put his personal feelings ahead of his quest for justice and lock up an innocent man? Or is the defendant as devious as Pete first believed? Meanwhile, Zoe Chambers, Monongahela County's new chief deputy coroner, struggles with the turmoil of two mysterious deaths - including someone close to her heart - as she tries to master her new job and plan her upcoming wedding.
But her investigation soon links to Pete's case, making Zoe the target of a killer determined to keep the truth from getting out. Can Zoe see the danger in time and get to the church for her wedding...alive?