Guilt can eat at you until there’s nothing left.
Cletus Efferding has just put his life back together when all hell breaks loose. A woman’s body is found in an abandoned car, and Clete is the prime suspect in a murder case.
Cletus wants the matter settled, but when the police department mysteriously drops the investigation, he can’t let it go and vows to crack the case. With no experience and nothing to go on, Clete finds himself in over his head as the local toughs discover his inquiry and attempt to silence him.
Now, entangled with criminals embroiled in prostitution, drug trafficking, and murder, Cletus learns the threat extends to his friends. Determined to protect them, he is nearly undone when the tab for his sins come in at a price he’s unable to pay.
With his life in danger and the prospect of defeat threatening to destroy his very soul, Cletus Efferding must answer the question, “How far can a good man go?”