Nine years after he left Shilo, New Hampshire, former Navy SEAL Tom Hawkins has moved back. It s not an auspicious homecoming. Tom has returned to raise his teenage daughter, Jill, following the murder of his ex-wife, Kelly. Despite Tom s efforts to stay close to Jill by coaching her high school soccer team, Kelly s bitterness fractured their relationship. But together, they are on the mend, and life in Shilo is starting to shape up into something approaching normal.
Normal doesn t last long. Shilo s police sergeant makes it clear that Tom is his chief suspect in Kelly s death. In the days that follow, an anonymous blog post alleges that Coach Hawkins is sleeping with one of his players, Internet rumors escalate, and incriminating evidence surfaces on Tom s own computer and cell phone. Soon the FBI and police are investigating Tom for what appears to be a very disturbing and unprecedented series of crimes.
Someone is out to frame Tom someone capable of destroying everything he loves without laying a finger on him. As he races to prove his innocence, he must unravel a tangle of lies about his family, the friends and colleagues he thought he knew, and about his past. For deep amid the secrets he s been keeping from a troubled tour of duty to the reason for his ex-wife s death is the truth that someone will gladly kill to protect.