Will Robie is the government's most professional, disciplined, and
lethal assassin. He infiltrates the most hostile countries in the world,
defeats our enemies' advanced security measures, and eliminates threats
before they ever reach our shores. But now, his skills have left
him. Sent overseas on a critical assignment, he fails, unable to pull
the trigger. Absent his talents, Robie is a man without a mission, and
without a purpose. To recover what he has lost, Robie must confront what he has tried to forget for over twenty years: his own past.
Robie escaped his small Gulf coast hometown of Cantrell, Mississippi
after high school, severing all personal ties, and never looked back.
Not once. Not until the unimaginable occurs. His father, Dan Robie, has
been arrested and charged with murder.
Father and son haven't spoken
or seen each other since the day Robie left town. In that time, Dan
Robie-a local attorney and pillar of the community-had been elected town
judge. Despite this, most of Cantrell is aligned against Dan. His guilt
is assumed. To make matters worse, Dan has refused to do anything to
defend himself. When Robie tries to help, his father responds only with
anger and defiance. Could Dan really be guilty?
With only his
partner, the equally formidable Jessica Reel at his side, Robie ignores
his father's wishes, and begins his own desperate investigation into the
case. But Robie is now a stranger to his hometown, an outsider, a man
who has forsaken his past and his family. His attempts to save his
father are met with distrust and skepticism . . . and violence.
the missions Robie undertook in the service of his country, where his
target was clearly defined, digging into his father's case only reveals
more questions. Robie is drawn into the hidden underside of Cantrell,
where he must face the unexpected and possibly deadly consequences of
the long-ago choices made by father and son. And this time, there may be
no escape for either of them.