Silence is power
In the aftermath of his young wife's death, Penn Cage seeks peace as he returns to Natchez, Mississippi with his only daughter. He finds something very different. Upon learning that his father is being blackmailed, Penn finds himself reopening the most highly charged murder case in the town's history, searching for the evidence that could bring down the judge who nearly destroyed his father years ago. As the town closes ranks against him, Penn is soon up to his neck in Natchez's dark underbelly of passion, power and racial tension. He joins forces with a young newspaper journalist, Caitlin Masters, on a quest that leads to the highest reaches of U.S. Government . . .