Fifteen years ago, the Hathaway brothers - Jed, 8, Matt, 6 and Andrew, 4 - disappeared along the banks of the Mississippi River. Except for the baseball caps they'd been wearing, the boys vanished without a trace. After an extensive investigation, the police ruled that the brothers had drowned. Their mother believed otherwise. Convinced they were stolen, she still insists they are alive . . .
Investigative journalist Alex Collier, anchorman of the Twin Cities' leading late news, is determined to reopen the case. Though he needs a big exclusive to boost his personal ratings, he wants to help the boys' family even more. As he plunges headlong into the past, Alex stumbles deep into a mysterious labyrinth of corruption, secrecy and lies - and a story far bigger and deadlier than he ever imagined. Now the experienced reporter isn't just risking his career . . . his life is on the line, too.