Two murdered teens. One connection to Assistant DA Ben Lovison's childhood home, Fathers House and its proprietor, Mayo Fathers. Fathers had been like, well a father to Ben as well as to other wayward youth in Duraleigh, North Carolina. To Ben and the others, Fathers was a godsend. Now, it appears he may have been a ruth madman sent from someplace else. A tormented Ben must uncover the painful truth before it's too late and other teens are killed. But in doing so, Ben is forced into unsettling realizations about his long dead mother and the father he'd never known.