When a message shows up in his mailbox, signed only with the letter J, attorney Will Letour is suddenly pulled back half a century to a place he has spent years trying to forget.
In the fall of 1960, at the height of the Civil Rights conflict, Will’s family moved from Washington State to Yeomans, Georgia, a tiny town in the deep South. From the moment they arrived they were shunned–Catholics in a Baptist community, Yankees in a Confederate world.
As the school year progressed, Will’s older brother embraced a life of football and moonshine, leaving 12-year-old Will on his own to face the challenges of bullies, venomous snakes, and the unwanted attention of a trusted adult.
The family’s time in Georgia was cut short after death struck close to home, ugly and personal. And now, fifty years later, Will is drawn back to Yeomans to face the part he played in a second death, one that has haunted him his entire life.