Max Williams was not a nice man. He was arrogant, demanding and cold. No liked him, but who in the small town of Tuxford hated him enough to blow him to bits? Maggie MacKenzie loves puzzles. What happened in the life of beautiful, capricious Emily Washburn that would cause such an afterclap now? Emily died over half a century ago. At the request of an old classmate, Maggie undertakes to find answers, and finds herself drawn down a tunnel of old memories and miseries to an eventual solution.