The year is 1941. Verna Wilensky is found dead in her bath. She had no survivors, but she had a bank account with almost $100.000. How could a woman like Verna have amassed such a fortune? As Los Angeles police detective Zeke Bannon begins to investigate, he discovers a paper trail all the way to a bank in San Pietro, a town known as Eureka. In its early days, Eureka was a bootlegger's paradise and a gangster's dream but now it's the respectable town where Sheriff Thomas Culhane is launching his bid to become California's next governor. As Zeke Bannon digs deeper into the mystery of Wilensky's death, he unearths a decades-old secret that starts in a shoot-out, builds to a bloodbath, and could end up within the upper echelons of California's elite, forever changing the destiny of the state.