Twelve years ago, Chester Morton disappeared from his hometown in New York, leaving no trace and never to be heard from again. For the past twelve years, his mother has kept the search for her son alive by hounding every law enforcement agency she can get to listen. Now, Chester's body is finally found - hanging from the very billboard that has been advertising his disappearance. Chester's corpse, however, is recent. Under pressure and with limited resources, the local police turn to Gregor Demarkian - a former FBI agent and a frequent consultant on such cases - to try and unravel the truth buried within this very complex and tragic case and find out once and for all what really happened all those years ago.