Los Angeles Detective receives a message from his dead wife that sends him to East Texas to expose local co...
Los Angeles Detective receives a message from his dead wife that sends him to East Texas to expose local corruption and solve a ten-year old murder.
Strange things happen to Los Angeles Detective Montgomery Summers after his wife, Simpson, dies, and he's not quite sure if his partner is right and he ought to see a shrink or if sensing her presence is a natural part of grief. Then he is forced to shoot a kid who just robbed a liquor store, and as the kid is dying in the alley, he tells Monty that Simpson has something she wants him to do. How did the kid know her name?
When Monty sees a headline in a tabloid: Haunting In East Texas - Former Home of Accident Victim, Simpson Ann Debar, he's convinced it was no coincidence. He takes vacation time and goes to a small town in East Texas, Summerland, where he gets caught up in local corruption, the cover-up of Simpson Ann Debar's murder, and a wide-open drug business.
John Chambers, Ms. Debar's nephew, figures if he stays drunk enough he can chalk the ghostly visitations up to hallucinations, but his housekeeper, Hattie, knows the truth. The ghost of the woman she served since she was a child will not rest until she has justice.
Monty and his partner, Savannah Richards, discover that getting that justice will not be easy. The County DA runs the drug business in the area and he doesn't take kindly to out of town heat digging up bones. Then there's the ghost herself, is she really benign?