A preacher is stabbed to death in a Tennessee motel. The suspect is a waitress at a strip club. Defense attorney Joe Dillard’s too burnt out to defend anyone he knows in his heart is guilty. Then he meets the vulnerable Angel - the accused, incriminated by circumstantial evidence. Dillard’s sure she’s not capable of killing anyone. What Dillard doesn’t count on are the others drawn into the storm of the stunning crime - from the vindictive detective to the victim’s avenging son to Dillard’s own deeply troubled sister - all of whom will help to erase the line between guilt and innocence, and between an unthinkable lie and the unbelievable truth.