When two plane crashes set off a spellbinding chain reaction of murder, inadvertent kidnapping, corporate corruption and financial double-dealing, Niceville detective Nick Kavanaugh has to investigate.
To add to his worries, he and his wife, Kate, have also just taken in brutally orphaned Rainey Teague.
Something bothers Nick about Rainey - and it isn't just that the woman in charge of attendance at Rainey's school has suspiciously disappeared.
In fact, people have long been disappearing from seemingly placid Niceville, including, most disturbingly, Kate's father.
Using his files, Kate and Nick start to unearth Niceville's blood-stained history, but something (or is it Nothing?) stands in their way ...