Barry Clayton wasn’t thrilled about leaving the Charlotte, N.C. police force to take over the family funeral home back in Gainesboro, a fictional town in the North Carolina mountains. But at least, he thought, he was leaving the dangers of big-city police work behind him. He was wrong. At the graveside service for a beloved local woman, her young grandson roars onto the scene with his rifle blasting, killing two mourners and wounding Barry. The shooter flees for the hills and local cops, assisted by Barry, get on the case, which boils down to a hot dispute between family members over the deceased woman’s estate.
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