A small southern town is plagued by a rash of suicides and no one can figure out the cause, despite the efforts of the local evangelical ministry in town that's investigating. The first suicide to kick off the pattern is the elder of two boys. Their mother has long been known to practice witchcraft, much to the chagrin of the local Christians. They distrusted her so much, that eventually they burn her at the stake. With Aidan being the last of the witch's family line all eyes turn to him when talk of someone to accuse for the plague starts up.