Bay View Mayor, Chad Beckman, is drawn into the secrets of Bay View's past when Blake Roberts' parents suddenly die leaving Blake the family mortuary and its secrets that have been dead and buried for many years. Chad helps his distraught friend sort through his parent's possessions and the two find themselves in the basement of the funeral home where the crematorium is running on overtime, burning the funeral home records. They discover the mortuary holds hidden secrets and too many bodies for the assigned gravesites. The mystery deepens when Chad and Blake are drawn back to a crypt in the shape of an obelisk that dominates the horizon of the graveyard and discover the killer has hidden secrets buried there. Chad and Blake are drawn ever deeper into the graveyard's secrets when Chad's daughter shows up on his doorstep, running away from her own secrets. Now those closest to them are in danger of becoming hot ashes or being buried alive under the cold granite headstones of the cemetery. This is the third novel in the Chad Beckman Mystery Series.