Alton Rhode is feeling lonely. Just about everyone he knows is out of town. And he has no clients.
Then a beautiful woman from his past asks for his help. Someone has murdered her grandfather -- a man she just found out existed!
Rhode heads below the Mason-Dixon Line in search of a killer, only to discover that the murder is the tip of a sordid iceberg. It seems like everyone in Atlas, a "quiet" Virginia town, has something to hide.
Including a mysterious older woman.