On a hot summer night two-year-old Audrey Cutler was snatched from her bed and never seen again. Twenty-six years later, her brother, Sammy, fatefully crosses paths with the man the police failed to convict for her abduction and murder. Within weeks that man is murdered. Attorney Jason Kolarich, Sammy's childhood friend, is engaged to defend him. But can he trust the people who hired him? Why are they paying for Sammy's defence? And why, when Kolarich's investigations lead the police to a buried cache of children's bodies, do they kidnap his brother and threaten his life? As the clock ticks for both his brother and his friend, Jason must discover the shocking truth in order to save them and, finally, to save himself.