Rape and murder aren't new to the Deep South, but when the body of a popular high
school girl is found dumped in the local river, the whole town of Natchez, Mississippi is shocked. Penn Cage no longer practices
law, but when his best friend Drew is accused of the murder and asks for help, Penn must
face the hardest questions of his life: Can he defend Drew against the town, the police and
overwhelming evidence? Or could it be true that his friend is a brutal killer who has deceived Penn and everyone else?