Meet Rolson McKane. He’s a walking train wreck of a man. His father’s a murderer. His mother’s dead. His wife’s just left him to spend more time with her meth habit. Having recently been fired by the local PD in his small Georgia hometown, he’s resolved to slowly drink himself to death. Only, just when he feels the darkness overtaking him, he discovers a dead body in a broken-down juke joint. No one seems to care. Thus, he finds himself caught between a shady local politician named Brickmeyer and the cops tucked in his back pocket. It sparks him to salvage the last shred of dignity in his wasted life. As his world burns down around him, Rolson is forced to confront the demons of his past as well as the devils in his present.
The shadows of Rolson McKane’s past are reawakened when he discovers a young man’s body in an abandoned gin joint. Hunting down Emmitt Laveau’s killer will bring him face-to-face with the town’s darkest secrets and his own worst nightmares. As a former cop, he’s got some of the tools needed to tackle this case, but the suspect in question is a state senator and a local celebrity, so he’ll have to tread lightly if he wants to avoid ending up on the wrong side of a jail cell.