June 1963. Crawford Earley, an ambitious young reporter, has been sent by his Boston newspaper to cover the visit to Ireland of President John F Kennedy.

In a small town in County Wexford, where Kennedy is scheduled to visit, Earley uncovers a different and more compelling story, about the unsolved murder of a young disabled boy the previous year. His investigation triggers a spate of poison pen letters that threaten to tear the town apart. Undeterred, Earley is determined to find the truth.

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