The times they are a-changin'' . . .
The Orange County, California, that the Becker brothers knew as
boys is no more-unrecognizably altered since the afternoon in 1954
when Nick, Clay, David, and Andy rumbled with the lowlife Vonns,
while five-year-old Janelle Vonn watched from the sidelines. The
new decade has brought about the end of the orange groves and the
birth of suburban sprawl. It is the era of Johnson, hippies, John
Birchers, and LSD. Clay becomes a casualty of a far-off jungle war.
Nick becomes a cop, Andy a reporter, David a minister. And the
decapitated corpse of teenage beauty queen Janelle Vonn is
discovered in an abandoned warehouse.
A hideous crime has touched the Beckers in ways that none of
them could have anticipated, setting three brothers on a dangerous
collision course that will change their family-and their