The small, bucolic beach town of Starfall, New Jersey has been awoken from its winter slumber by the discovery of several mutilated bodies crudely buried in public, shallow graves. The only link appears to be Steve Borden, a brilliant criminal defense attorney running his father’s law firm. Jim Orkin, the local police chief and one time national hero, leads the manhunt for the
elusive murderer dubbed ‘The Gravedigger.’
Borden declares his innocence as he continues to make his living defending the indefensible. Fighting the haunting memories of a case gone horribly wrong, Borden’s conscience begins to send him into a guilt-ridden spiral. Orkin’s own inner demons and ties to local crime boss and childhood friend Charlie Muzzatti threaten the success of the investigation. With more bodies turning up and public sentiment swinging in favor of the brutal killer, Orkin must deal with his eroding sense of integrity to keep both sides of the law off his back as he, too, battles a ghost from his past.
Codes, morals and misguided views of justice collide when the law, the mob and the Gravedigger face off in a bloody battle that will darken the survivor's souls forever. But will
burying the guilty allow each to finally bury their guilt?