Will Trent is a brilliant agent with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. Then a local college student goes missing, and Will is inexplicably kept off the case by his supervisor and mentor, deputy director Amanda Wagner. In the summer Will Trent was born, Amanda Wagner is taking her first steps in the Atlanta Police Department. One of her first cases is to investigate a brutal crime in one of the city’s worst neighborhoods. Now the case that launched Amanda’s career has suddenly come back to life, intertwined with the long-held mystery of Will’s parentage. And these two dauntless investigators will each need to face down demons from the past if they are to prevent an even greater terror from being unleashed.