Thirteen year-old Johnny Merrimon has a plan. He has a map and his bike. Exactly one year ago his twin sister, Alyssa, went missing and is now presumed dead, but Johnny refuses to believe it. Detective Clyde Hunt has spent the last year devoted entirely to Alyssa's case-he's lost weight, his wife, and soon will lose his job if he can't put the case behind him. But when another girl goes missing, the memories of the past year come back into sharp focus. And maybe, just maybe the missing girl will lead him to Alyssa. . .Determined to find his sister even if the authorities cannot, Johnny goes looking for the dark side of his hometown. What he finds is a legacy of darkness and-with the help of his best friend and a giant of a man with his own bleak past-Johnny finds the truth.