For Tracy Sims and Jared Frazier, small-town life in rural Newport, Oklahoma meant Friday night football, hanging out at the local drive-thru, strumming a guitar on the porch swing, and running free on horseback or four-wheelers through the golden wheat fields of Tracy’s family farm, all the while falling more in love with each passing year. They never knew their safe, wholesome, one-traffic light little town held the kind of secrets that government and military-trained assassins would go to any measure to hide. At seventeen, oil conspiracies, illegal trade operations, and a Congressional-supported counterfeit ring were the farthest things from their minds. Until Jared disappeared. Without a warning. Without a trace. Without a goodbye. Lyrics and Lies details the struggles of Tracy Sims and Jared Frazier, two life-long friends who discover the oil company co-owned by their fathers has become the central operation of international smuggling, Congressional trade deals, and underground corruption. Finding out the truth is hard enough to bear, but finding that they are the main target of the assassins pushes their love and trust to limits they never thought possible.