After nineteen years and a career in Hollywood, Maggie Simpson sheds her stage name and returns to her home town to reconcile with her sister and uncover the truth about why she abandoned Maggie with the traveling medicine show in 1946. Her quest stirs guilty secrets, and when a favorite son of the town is murdered, she becomes a suspect. Townspeople roiled by President Kennedy's recent assassination threaten vigilante justice. Only a deputy who seeks anonymity beyond the city limits believes in her innocence, but he fears publicity she might bring. Can she escape yet another predator and prove her innocence?