In the small hours of the night, when one man's life explodes into sudden chaos, a simple telephone call to his former best friend will forever change the lives both in ways that neither could have ever anticipated. It's 2:00am, and Terry Seville's telephone is ringing. On the other end of the line, the panicked voice of Terry's high school buddy Craig Blackshear begs for help. It's been a while since Terry and Craig have parted ways, but by the sound of Craig's voice things are looking pretty dire. Upon making the decision to reach out and lend Craig a helping hand, the demons of the past will emerge to spin a complicated web of lies that threaten to turn deadly. One thing is for sure: By morning there will be a new obituary in the New Essex Beagle. The only question that remains now is whose.