Once a journalist, always a journalist. Until the Hezbollah get a hold of you and show you just what a coward you are. Phillip McGuire was already a burnt out reporter when he's kidnapped in Beiruit and gives up all the details he knows about that Marine barracks that will be blown up killing 237 soldiers. His psyche blown to smithereens, his left hand a tortured mess, he returns to his college town to own and run a bar. Local drug plots and a young journalist's prying bring him full cycle back to the hands of the Hezbollah.