America was at war on two fronts during the summer of ’43. A young Will Garard fights his own battles when murder and mayhem invade his sleepy southern town. Can the Sheriff of Fairfield Parish, one of Will’s heroes, stop the violence and villainy? With the assistance of the FBI, will Sheriff DeRidder find the predator that prowls the highway and makes his forays on the nights of a full moon? Will there be justice for Jessie, Will’s black friend, following the brutal assault by members of the Klan? Rather than a season of insouciance, Will finds himself at the periphery of a homicide investigation, entangled in the tragic events which besiege his town. Against the backdrop of World War 11, the story of Will Garard unfolds. It is about evil and the inequities of life viewed through the eyes of a child. But Will, only twelve years old, learns an invaluable lesson: he lives in an imperfect world; one in which he must build his life and chase his dreams.