When the duo are cleaning up recently deceased Uncle Chester's dilapidated house, they uncover a dark little secret beneath the house's rotting floorboards—a small skeleton. Hap wants to call the police. Leonard, being a black man in east Texas, persuades him this is not a good idea, and together they set out to clear Chester's name on their own. The only things standing in their way is a houseful of felons, a vicious killer, and possibly themselves.
Hap and Leonard find themselves under investigation for a crime they didn't commit, and their sharp new lawyer Florida Grange may be their only chance to set things right.
Hap and Florida scheme to free Leonard from a dire situation. At the local church, Hap ends up face-to-face with an unwelcome acquaintance from his past. Odd clues bring the guys to a cryptic person of interest in the case.
Hap begins to build a map of clues at the garage, while Leonard teaches Ivan some survival skills. Grisly new evidence leads the guys on a wild goose chase across town. Hap and Leonard's passions flare, threatening to derail the investigation.
Hap and Leonard deal with the repercussions of their crimes. Hanson and Charlie witness a suspicious incident at the morgue. Hap and Leonard split up to cover more ground and stumble upon the town's violent secret.
Hap and Leonard go undercover as carnival workers to investigate the endless supply of suspects. With the cops on their heels, they seek help from an unexpected ally to stop the culprit before another tragedy strikes.