What's happening in Acker's Gap, West Virginia? Three elderly men are gunned down over their coffee at a local diner, and half the town is there to witness the act. Still, it happened so fast no one seems to have gotten a good look at the shooter. Was it random? Or were Dean Streeter, Shorty McClurg, and Lee Rader targeted somehow? One of the witnesses was Carla Elkins, teenaged daughter of Bell Elkins, the prosecuting attorney for Raythune County, WV. Carla was shocked and horrified by what she saw, but after a few days, she begins to recover enough to believe that she might be uniquely placed to help her mother do her job. But could Carla also end up doing more harm than good-in fact, putting her own life in danger?