Brockton is a typical American small town—or so it would seem. But to the citizens of this rural Mid-Atlantic community, it anything but normal. It is the type of town where jaywalking, an unfavorable appearance, or an absent-minded slip of the tongue could criminalize you…for life!
Mort and Emily Avery find out just how difficult life in Brockton can be when they stop in for dinner at the local diner. Before their first day in town is over, they find themselves looking at life in prison—for cancelling their order. Then, as if spurred by the newcomers’ arrival, the townsfolk find themselves caught up in a deadly game of cat and mouse. Who can bring order to a town caught in the throes of iniquity?