What happens when a fake crime scene created by a forensic science teacher turns deadly?
As Pinehurst Academy celebrates a new football stadium, freshman genius Simon Musgrave discovers a math teacher dead in his classroom clutching a vial of medicine. Basketball star Marcus Jackson-who thinks he's Sherlock Holmes in a varsity jacket-joins Simon and rebel Laurel Carmichael to analyze evidence authorities have overlooked. Using skills they've learned in their high school lab, they become convinced that the math teacher was murdered. Their detective work leads to several suspects, including a prominent member of the school community.
Trusting in science and despite consequences, Marcus, Simon, and Laurel are determined to uncover the truth, even when the truth leads to a showdown in the lab. What happened in Pinehurst Academy years ago that has led to a teacher's murder now?