In Cypress Grove, James Sallis introduced his compelling new protagonist Turner. A year or so has passed since then. Ex-policeman, ex-con, former therapist, Turner has become Deputy Sheriff in the small town to which he had migrated in hopes of escaping his past. His life is mending when a young man, arrested on a routine traffic stop with more than $200,000 in his trunk, is forcibly sprung from jail. Throwing caution aside, Turner goes in pursuit, unleashing ghosts he thought he had left behind, and endangering all that matters to him now.