September 12, 2001. Four members of the Klasser family are found dead outside Dallas, Texas. In the wake of 9/11, the Klassersâ neighbor, Omar Jonesâan American citizen of Arab descentâis convicted of their murder.Could a sleepy hillside in Arkansas be the axis of international terror?With only a month before Jonesâ execution, attorney Lije Evans searches for evidence that will prove the man innocent. But Evansâ quest goes deeper than solving one crime. He is determined to find the secret behind the dark history of sleepy Swopeâs Ridgeâand how it ties in with his wifeâs murder.Interlocking mysteries lead Evans and his team to the dirt roads of Kansas and a rusty cargo ship in the Gulf of Mexico. Along the way, they discover a secret that offers the promise of great powerâand the greatest temptation theyâve ever faced.Racism, betrayal, and death-defying escapes compound an adventure that knows no bounds in this harrowing second book in the Lije Evans Mysteries series.