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.