Out of Season : Sorrow is David Caldwell's daily companion. Seven years ago, his thirteen-year-old son, Todd, killed his baby brother in an incident that was never fully explained, never quite forgiven. David hasn't seen Todd since he was released from juvenile prison two years ago. Now David wants to bring what's left of his family together again. He arranged to meet Todd while on a temporary assignment as sheriff of Columbia Beach, the fading resort town where the family used to vacation. But Columbia Beach has troubles of its own. Cecil Edwards, a giant of a man, holds the town in his bullying grip. And a mysterious young woman, Lindsey Hunter, is quietly slipping into Cecil's life and raising the town's suspicions. During the chilly months of the off-season, these four lives will intersect in ways both tender and violent.