Calistoga - On a humid summer day, the phones begin to ring: disaster has struck. Chateau de Sully, a Boeing 707 chartered to ferry home more than one hundred of Atlanta’s most prominent citizens, crashed in Paris shortly after takeoff. It is the second-deadliest disaster in the history of aviation. Left behind are children, spouses, lovers and friends faced with renegotiating their lives. Visible Empire is the story of love, grief, race and wealth, charting a single sweltering summer in Atlanta that left no one unchanged.