Two cops, investigating a suspicious gathering off an isolated mountain road, stumble on a massacre in the making, in which they -- along with men, women, even children -- find themselves among the bloody victims.
From the Florida swamps to the Appalachian hollers, a powerful network of drug dealers have staked their empire. They've got arsenals of firepower to protect their turf. They're greedy. And they don't give a damn.
Investigator Whit Pynchon and editor Anna Tyree -- live-in lovers, occasional rivals- -- are on this one. But a killer who never misses lures Anna into his gunsights. And this time Whit can't help her.