When his old friend R.J. Burrow is brutally murdered in Los Angeles, Errol "Handy" White must return from exile to attend the funeral, certain that a terrible secret is about to reveal itself. Twenty-six years earlier, Hand, R.J. and O'Neal Holden were three young thieves who pulled a heist that went horrible awry, and Handy's been waiting to pay for it with his life ever since. Both the police and Holden, now a slick politician, are convinced R.J.'s death was the result of a bungled drug deal, but Handy, like R.J.'s widow, just can't buy it. Was R.J.'s killing related to the tragedy lurking in the trio's past? Or is something even more sinister afoot? Handy won't go back home until he knows the answer - even if it means putting himself next in line for a bullet--Publisher's description.