In the quiet town of Wellfleet, located on Cape Cod, the wood ticks outnumber the year-round residents. The locals fish for a living, while the omnipresent seagulls circle overhead, waiting their chance for a free meal as the day’s catch is cleaned and made ready for sale. Sunshine and miles of sandy beaches make for a beautiful and serene way of life.
Unless, of course, you’re dead. More specifically, murdered.
A violent crime in Wellfleet is a rarity. Until now. First, Walter Harrington, the friendly mailman, is found dead, and then, Abigail Snow, sister of John Snow, Wellfleet’s Chief of Police, dies mysteriously. The State Police take over both investigations and quickly announce the cause of death, in both cases, to be “natural causes.”
No one believes it, but why the cover-up?
Walter Harrington’s son, Jack, an officer in Military Intelligence, returns home from Afghanistan and starts to ask questions about his father’s untimely death.
Unknowingly, Jack kicks a hornet’s nest of lies and deceit that puts him front and center in not only solving his father and Abigail’s deaths, but also on the front line of fighting today’s opioid crisis.