When Tony and Kelly Wagner rented out their new home to help pay off the mortgage, they were not expecting an entourage of ten, complete with bodyguards. Spurred by curiosity and caution, Tony delves into newspaper publisher Randy McKay's background and reads Randy's best-selling memoir about his harrowing kidnapping. For his part, Randy is intrigued as to why a local deputy would be a trusted FBI tracker and consultant. He does his own digging. The two develop a wary respect over their shared experiences. When Randy's bodyguard is shot by a sniper, Randy appeals to sheriff Wyatt Garret to join the investigation. Tony once again finds himself working with the FBI, in the company of good friend and agent Daisy Malone. Together, the four hunt the shooter as the investigation takes them across the American south and southwest, uncovering old grudges and random murder alike. In this 12th Tony Wagner mystery, author Paula F Winskye brings together the protagonists of her two series for the first time!