Someone wants Rawlings dead. A Cartel needs him alive for now, but in chains. Rawlings? He wants to deny them both. Someone will lose.
D.E.A. Agent Kurt Rawling has never given more than a cursory thought to what life would be like for those criminals he has sent to prison. He wishes he had thought about it, because now, he is about to live with the answer.
Rawlings is taken from the streets of El Paso, by assailants who hold a contract on his life. When a Mexican Cartel buyout the contract, he is transferred across the border. At first, he doesn't know who is holding him captive or why, but it becomes apparent that this is not a simple kidnap and ransom.
The Cartel wants something from him. Something locked in his mind that they are willing to do anything to discover, even if it breaks him in the process. All Rawlings wants, is to be reunited with his family. In captivity, he comes closer to discovering the dreadful secret of who is responsible for the original contract on his life. It's going to take all his ingenuity to figure out a plan of escape and to bring all to justice, but his enemies are on a killing spree—and he's next in the firing line.