Hiding from a demented wife, Slate Morgan flees to the village of Peebles, Ohio where he obtains a job teaching in the school. He meets and befriends Silver Black, another teacher who is also being stalked by an abusive past. Although they aren't lovers, someone thinks they are, and is determined to break up their friendship. A few rock throwing incidents, ghostings, drive by shootings and other acts of mayhem convince the two that their enemy will stop at nothing to separate them, not even murder, but did they learn this too late?
This book is about small town gossip, violent spouses, victims of child abuse, and a missing child. It's a fast paced ride up and down the hills of Southern Ohio.