Twenty two years ago, a young man named TOM REYNOLDS drowned under mysterious circumstances. For his four best friends who were there that night, his death became a lifelong burden and a bond between them. In the intervening years, each of them has found a measure of success in their lives. GREG FOSTER opened a car dealership. CHRIS DENARDI became a heart surgeon. JOHN SILVESTRI is the dean of a prestigious boys' school. And even BAILEY O'DOYLE, whose professional baseball career ended too soon, managed to open a restaurant. But try as they might, none of them can escape the shadow of their departed friend.
Someone is blackmailing the four men over Tom Reynolds' death, so they get together to discuss their options. The next morning, Bailey's body is discovered near his home, bludgeoned to death. Nichols and Stevens investigate a mystery that spans twenty-two years, beginning with the death of an innocent man who's never truly been forgotten.