What happens when a mistake from the past threatens to derail your future? Retired pro football player Jim Pepperman is about the lose everything to the secret he’s kept for eleven years—he got in a bar fight with a stranger and might’ve left him for dead. It doesn’t really matter that it was self-defense. Nightmares are stealing his sanity, guilt is carving out pieces of his soul, and his silence is driving a wedge between him and his wife. Desperate to confess, he visits his dad’s grave and tells the only person he can. When he’s almost shot leaving the cemetery and letters threatening his life show up, Jim wonders if someone has finally discovered what he did that night. Ex-Air Force Colonel Sean Halpin is an intelligent, meticulous, special investigator for the Newark Police Department. Assigned to Jim’s case, Halpin begins to sift through clues that make no sense. As the threats escalate, he’s on a countdown to uncover the real story before it’s too late. But his top two suspects have iron-clad alibis, and Jim may be covering up the crucial evidence Halpin needs to save his life.