When Kellen is sent to Iraq as part of the Bush / Major War on Terror, he immediately finds himself in constant firefights with insurgents and mujahedeen. Shot in the arm on his first sortie, he finds himself gradually developing a unique ability. By the end of his fifth gun-battle he finds he is bullet-proof. He’s thrilled at his new ability, until the CIA discover it and try to force him to join a black ops team of assassins. Bullet-proof is one thing, but when a suicide bomber sets off a massive explosion bare feet away, Kellen is killed, leaving behind his wife and child.
Already grief-stricken after losing her husband to the war, Anna is devastated when her child is hit by a motorcycle rider. Now her child lies in a coma, while the rider is unknown and running free. Anna searches for months, and finds nothing. No clues, no hope. Seeking some relief from her misery, she visits her aunt in the country. There she finds some peace, and then she finds the rider. Now she has a chance for justice, and she has Kellen’s gun. But at the last minute an ominous figure steps between her and the rider, seemingly protecting him. Who is this Dark Shepherd, and why does he deny her vengeance?