Homicide Detective Grant Moore teams with neophyte police officer/resident TV kid cop "expert" Chondra Jackson to piece together the clues left when a strange body is unearthed in Effigy Mound, Ohio. What's even stranger than an eons-old corpse with a bullet hole in the head is the contents of its body. And when the pair meets a witness, they discover a twisted tie to Chondra's pre-Hollywood fame. Meanwhile, there's something odd brewing at The Influence Center bookstore. What is its disturbing connection to the mysterious corpse?