|With her lover, Lauren, away for eight weeks training at the FBI Academy, independent crime scene specialist Maris Middleton is hoping that something exciting will come along to keep her occupied. She doesn't have long to wait.When the brutally battered body of an old woman is found in a ravine. Maris suspects that the homicide is linked to a sinister pattern of revenge and retribution dating back 50 years. But how can she prove it?An expert at deciphering even the tiniest scraps of evidence. Maris knows there's more to murder than meets the eye. What she doesn't know is that a group calling itself the "Keepers of the Legacy" has its eyes on her ... and will stop at nothing to make sure their secrets stay buried -- along with anyone who tries to stop them!