Butch Roberson was known by all as a local business owner, a hard worker, and a family man.
Then he disappeared, leaving two dead bodies in his wake.
Now he's known as a murderer - though Joe Pickett cannot believe someone as gentle as Butch could have the instincts of a killer.
But perhaps the man just cracked. When Joe investigates further, he finds himself in the middle of a war he never expected and never wanted.
Powerful forces want Roberson not just caught, but dead - and the same goes for anyone who stands in their way.