Private Investigator Roland Ford has taken a job for a fellow Marine and a rising politician, Dalton Strait. Strait's contending with unexplained bombings of government buildings in his district, but that is not why he hired Ford. Strait's wife Natalie has gone missing, leaving behind a cryptic plea for help. Strait's made many enemies during his time in politics, including some of his own family members, all of whom could be looking for revenge. But as Ford digs into the details of a troubled marriage, Natalie's disappearance becomes more and more complicated.