A young South Carolina black man faces the death penalty for rape and murder. But for private detective Charlie Parker, the roots of this case stretch much further. Tracing them will mean a descent into the abyss; a journey through a living nightmare peopled by the strange instruments of a fanatic's revenge. And truth lies buried in the darkest places... It lies in the outcome of the terrible reckoning that threatens Parker's lover, his unborn child and his very soul. It lies on the path where the living and the dead converge. It lies on the White Road.