With an ambitious past now in ashes, Harmon is a twenty-year veteran of the Bureau. Blunt, with little patience for idiots and even less political savvy, he's just been transferred to a small resident agency in Santa Rosa. It's not exactly an outright dismissal but it's the opposite of a promotion.
Given a new partner - Kate, green and freshly graduated - and a routine investigation, it's not long before Harmon realizes that this case is far more than it seems. Why has he been given a case when the suspect is already in police custody? How can there be evidence that the gas station clerk was shot point-blank three times … and survived?
With far more questions than answers, Harmon and Kate are ferried from case to case as they realise that they've been tossed down an increasingly deadly rabbit hole - but by who? And why? And could a seemingly impossible tale of an immortal man be … plausible?
Deception lies at every corner, the stakes are mounting and with it - the feeling that they're expendable pawns in the hands of a hidden puppet master.