Something extraordinary is about happen to Quentin Price. A former college security guard, he is being released after serving nine years in prison because a new round of DNA testing has cast doubt on his guilt. But that's not all. He is about to confront a figure from his past who will make him an offer difficult to refuse: the chance to help solve the crime that put him behind bars. There is only one problem. What if Quentin is guilty? And what if the person he is about to meet appears the unlikeliest ally of all? In a suspenseful thriller that crackles with a palpable sense of loss, Quentin balks when asked by Ruth Crawford, the white mother of the young coed he was convicted of raping and murdering, to join in a search for the actual perpetrator. Did Quentin in fact kill Gwen Crawford? Has he only gotten off on a technicality as the police and Gwen's father Jack, a private investigator and former cop, believe? NYPD homicide detective Garnell Harris, called in by the state's Assistant Attorney General to consult on the reopened case, might be able to help sort out what really happened. But in the end it will be up to Quentin to join forces with Ruth. The two form an uneasy alliance, only to discover that sometimes, the one thing harder to find than forgiveness is the truth.