Samantha Kofer was living the dream in one of New York City's largest law firms. She was working 60-80 hour work weeks executing her plan to make partner. Then Lehman Brothers collapsed. In order to keep her health insurance and a chance to go back once the recession improved, she took a furlough to a legal aid clinic in Appalachia. She had never seen the inside of a courtroom, so she had a lot to learn. She also met people who had made getting justice for coal miners and their families their live's work. Samantha soon learns a secret that starts a domino effect with unforeseen consequences.