Nine-year-old Ryan Strand disappears one winter day in Minnesota in the mid-’80s. Det. Tom Losnedahl is called in to investigate. He finds a number of plausible suspects, including Ryan’s parents, aunt, uncle, and his best friend’s parents. But then Tom learns of a South Dakota church that professed to be able to ‘cure’ homosexuals before it was shut down. A priest who worked at the church had a history of child abuse and used to be Ryan’s family’s priest. Could this be Ryan’s abductor? Are either still alive? The biggest question is can Tom stay on the abductor’s trail even as his own alcohol and cocaine addictions spiral out of control?