Penn Cage is facing a son's worst nightmare – having his father stand accused of murder. Worse, each effort to defend the legendary Dr Tom Cage unearths new, shocking secrets, leaving Penn to question whether he ever really knew his father at all. At issue is the murder of Viola Turner, once Tom Cage's nurse, now back in Natchez and a corpse in her sister's house. What was the relationship between Tom, Viola, and the "Double Eagle Club", an ultra-violent group of hardened men who considered themselves more elite than their peers in the Ku Klux Klan? In Natchez, where the past is never truly "past", long-buried secrets turn lethal when exposed to the light of day.