Will Robie had a job. And because of bad intelligence, he killed a child. Now he could not do his job any more.
So, he was ordered to have some time off.
And there is something he had not do for a long time. Go home to a father he hadn't seen for a long time. So long that he married a woman his own age and had a boy that he never know exist before now.
Now he is in town because his father was accused of murder. His father was the local judge, but now accused of killing a local drunk after he spent a night with his young wife.
All is not good. But not feeling any feeling for the old man yet as Robie and his father is stranger right now.