Eden Cain will end his life when the sun reaches the top of the barn door. The United States Department of Justice has convened a grand jury; congressional hearings had left little choice. A middle-aged, Iowa farmer is subpoenaed. His involvement will unravel the deceptive life he has created as atonement for his crimes. The guilt of wartime atrocities more than thirty years earlier haunt Eden daily; visions entwined with reality that threaten to expose the cancerous stains of his past and reveal to Elizabeth, the love of his life, a secret so dark that death is his only option.
Eden Cain is spending the last forty-five minutes of his life recalling the seemingly disparate events that chronicle his often awkward relationship with Elizabeth with whom he tried to not fall in love. He will relive the intensely abhorrent drama of war that changed him forever and experience the reality of a clandestine government effort designed to silence him permanently.