Kyle Shannon, working for School District 1926, discovers that education is like everything else. The people involved can be Grade A or rotten to the Common Core. The sad truth is that not knowing the answers can lead to murder and test scores don’t tell the whole story.
A school board election is approaching in Burr Meadow School District 1926. No one pays much attention to it until an injured student becomes a campaign focal point. Everyone agrees that it shouldn't take an ambulance thirty minutes to get to the school but the question is how to ease the traffic jams that caused the delay.
Kyle Shannon is on a temp assignment at the district and does her best to relieve the congestion on Black Point Road but tight budgets and dictates from the superintendent hamper her progress. When a district employee is found shot to death near one of the buildings, there doesn't seem to be a motive. It appears to be a random shooting.
However, following a second attack near the same building, Kyle finds herself involved in another homicide investigation. The police think drug trafficking is behind it all but Kyle isn't so sure. She suspects something else is going on. Parents want answers and so does she.
With her nerves fraying, Kyle forces herself to focus on finding the person responsible for the violent events. Her single-mindedness leads to a killer but will it cost her more than she is willing to pay?