The bushwhack killing of a deputy sheriff in Lincoln County and the brutal murder of the deputy? s wife in Santa Fe County bring Police Chief Kevin Kerney and his Mescalero Apache son, Sergeant Clayton Istee, back together. The double homicide investigation is soon linked to a major drug trafficking scheme and the cold-blooded slaughter of two women in Albuquerque.
Due to retire at the end of the month, Kerney calls upon Clayton to find the slain officer? s son, discover what triggered the killings, and give him the ammunition he needs to bring a murderer to justice.