Someone knows exactly what happened to the dead man and why.
Called to the scene of a fatal car accident, small-town Sheriff Lawrence Gregg discovers a man dead as the result of a most unusual circumstance. When the man is identified as the area's most nefarious character, more questions quickly surface to perplex the sheriff and his cohort.
Gregg brings a rare set of credentials to law enforcement, and as he digs into the mystery, his wife, daughter, and his boyhood chum find themselves, each unknown to the other, also deeply involved. Difficult choices await, tugging on both societal and family threads.
Other factors arise when an exclusive, benevolent organization dedicated to universal understanding and the theory of intelligent design entwines itself at every turn. And what is the connection to the sheriff's driven, but enigmatic pal who is haunted by his Vietnam experience?
What pulls them apart brings them together.