In a small town in Georgia, lines are drawn and tensions rise. Can one woman stand in the divide to find truth in the face of hatred?
Adisa Johnson, a young African American lawyer, is living her dream of practicing high-stakes law with a prestigious firm in downtown Atlanta. A split-second decision could cost her everything. Left with nowhere to turn, she returns to her hometown to care for an aging aunt recovering from a stroke. Adisa finds a much more gruesome reality in this small town. A young unarmed black man is shot by a white police officer, and now lies comatose in the hospital.
As a former assistant district attorney, Adisa is eager to take on the case as a special prosecutor. Instead, she is being asked to do what goes against her conscience, defend the officer. Tensions in the town escalate with Adisa trapped in the middle.
As the case unfolds, everyone is forced to confront their own prejudices. Adisa must seek counsel from her Aunt Josie and navigate her way through a relationship with Rev. Reggie Reynolds, a young preacher and local leader of the movement seeking justice for the young man who was shot. For the officer, he must understand why he acted as he did.
Not every problem has a solution. Some people don't know where to turn for answers. Some people are meant to be the light in the dark times.