Sometimes misconceptions of the past can twist perceptions of love, greed, and deception.
Unusual excitement kicks off in the small Ozark town of Cedarton when Deputy Dallas Starr spots a woman who could be his dead wife’s twin, tiger thieves strike at the animal farm, and a misplaced mouthy Texas Ranger shows up afoot in the wilderness while gunshots ring out nearby. To further distress lawmen and residents, the rumor has it that someone is opening a pub downtown in spite of being in a dry county.
These small upheavals are forgotten when Loren, the newspaper owner’s lover, is found murdered. She turns out to be a woman who was closely tied to Dal’s dead wife, Leanne. Stranger occurrences follow that drag Dal back to Dallas to investigate the murder. There he learns the truth about his wife’s death and how it threatens the citizens of Cedarton. All the while, Jessie uses her reporter instincts to get to the bottom of what is happening in her town, only to get caught up in more than she may be able handle. Will Dal be able to find all the clues before the same thing that happened to his wife happens to Jessie too?