Catherine Mathews held
onto secrets for two decades while raising her children. After her husband dies, she moves her family
back to Galveston in hopes of a brighter future. Little does she know that this
decision will become life changing.
With the three youngest
children enrolled in school, her eldest son, Daniel, has finally pursued his
dream and enrolled in Galveston Medical School. Her second son, Adam, seeks his
own future, bypassing school to work at the shipping docks, and moves to an
apartment not far from his family. The future looks bright for Catherine’s
family and her past indignities are secure for the moment.
However, on a recent
trip, Adam befriends a nineteen-year-old girl, Rhonda Fleming, who has a
history of abuse. They develop a friendship tethered to an unforgiving past. She
has sought solace in Galveston but finds the only job available is as a
prostitute in one of the cities twenty-four brothels. When Adam finds out, he attempts
to persuade her to pursue a better way of life, but she refuses to give up the
easy money. It is there that she meets Jeremy Billings, a stranger that bears a
strong resemblance to Adam. Afraid for his life, Rhonda warns Adam that his
life might be in danger. She is convinced Jeremy is the devil himself.
Danger lurks around the corner when she mysteriously
disappears, and because she is Adam’s friend, the authorities look to him for
answers. Scared and on the run from the law, Adam goes to his birthplace in
Beaumont to discover his mother’s darkest secret.
Will he be able to clear his name or will the past
return with a vengeance?