On a cold and rain swept December morning, a hunter finds a human skeleton in the woods of Black Pool, Mississippi. For twenty, perhaps thirty years, these bones have lain in a shallow grave of dirt and leaves - until time and weather conspired to unearth them. Twenty-four years ago, Louis Kincaid was born to a black mother and white father who drifted out of their lives shortly after his son's birth. On leave from his job in Michigan, Louis has just started a temporary position with the Black Pool sheriff's department when the skeleton is discovered. But as he pursues his investigation, he quickly rediscovers what it means to be a black man in a white's man town, and what it means to be a half-white cop when he seeks help from Black Pool's African American community. The hostility he feels from both sides only escalates when Abigail Lillihouse, the passionate daughter of Black Pool's most prominent white citizen, falls hard for him. Most of all, Louis will find that he's stumbled onto a case that will tear Black Pool apart and spill secrets too ugly to bear. For there are those who have been waiting for years to tell the story of a long-ago night of terror - and others who will go to any length to silence them.
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