When the great aunt raising sixteen-year-old Junior Lody and his siblings dies, Junior is desperate to keep the nine kids together. Against his Christian conscience, Junior lies to everyone in his rural West Virginia county, claiming his con man father has come home to take care of the kids.
But soon lying is only one of Junior’s worries. Sheriff Acker, who believes the only Lady you can trust is one behind bars, and a family of petty criminals targets the kids. To end the persecution before it ends his family, Junior turns to two relatives his aunt didn’t trust: his cousin Gabe, rock drummer, and his twenty-one-year-old, pool playing uncle Mike. With help from then, and other unlikely sources, Junior discovers there’s an honest way to run a con.