|David Eric Tomlinson.|
|Pages/Publication Date:||384 / 2017|
Summer, 1994. Dean Goodnight, the first Choctaw Indian employed by the Oklahoma County public defender's office, takes the case of the murder of a once-promising basketball star. The only witness is Caleb, the five-year-old son of the prime suspect, Billy. Investigating, Dean draws four strangers into Billy's orbit: the victim's sister, a nurse; her patient, a paraplegic whose own dreams of playing pro basketball were shattered 50 years ago; a political manipulator; and Becca, who discovers a link between the young Caleb and her own traumatic past. As Billy's trial approaches, these five are forced to confront their deepest disappointments, hopes, and fears; when tragedy strikes again, their lives are forever entwined.